Living Water is a new church plant in Winchester. We are a group of friends thirsty for the Living Water that Jesus promised.

"If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'"

John 7:37-38 [ESV]

We did not start a new church because we want to be separate from the other churches in Winchester, or because there are not any other good churches in Winchester. There are many fantastic churches in Winchester. We are not called to be separate from other churches, but to be partners in the gospel with the other churches in Winchester, UK and World. We planted a new church because we believe that church planting is the most effective way to spread the gospel.

The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches.

Peter Wagner in Church Planting For a Greater Harvest

Living Water is led by Chris and Annali Maré They have lived in Winchester for 12 years, and have previously been in membership and in leadership positions in churches in Winchester. They have 5 children.


What to expect in our meetings? We are still in the early days of planting Living Water so our meetings tend to be small. We have a time of praising and worshipping God, and a short preach. We also hold communion regularly, remembering what Jesus did for us on the cross. At the end of the meeting there is time to socialise and drink coffee.

Visitors are most welcome. If you want to be part of this exciting venture then please come and join us on a Sunday morning.


We have a team that go out on the streets of Winchester every Friday evening from 8pm. We aim to show the homeless the love of Jesus in simple ways. The first being to hand out home made soup and sandwiches as well as listening to the homeless. We want to reach them where they are and hopefully build them up with small words of encouragement and prayer.

Jesus came to heal the broken hearted. We should follow His lead.


t: (01962) 658301
Meeting location
Winnall Community Centre
Garbett Road
SO23 0NY