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We will be adding to this list of meeting spaces, groups and activities as new ones evolve. Please let us know if there is a space near you so we can add it to our list.  

The United Church in Winchester, England, UK is a methodist and URC place of worship.




The United Church on Jewry Street (next to Wetherspoons) will be open on Saturday mornings, between 10 – 12, to offer refreshments and a meeting space for refugees to have some time out and connect with others. There will be toys available to keep small children entertained if needed. Free to attend.  

Address: Jewry St
SO23 8RZ

Map available here


St Peters Sanctuary Welcome Hub is open every Wednesday’s from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. 
A space for meeting, talking, listening and sharing information and knowledge. St Peter’s welcomes all refugees, their families, friends and hosts. Refreshments provides. Free to attend.
Address: St Peter’s Catholic Church Campus
Jewry Street
SO23 8RY
Map to campus available here
Image result for Winchester baptist church logo Winchester Baptist Church

Winchester Baptist Church have two groups which run routinely and which they describe as very welcoming and accessible spaces with a dedicated team of helpers. Ukrainian guests and others are very welcome.Free to attend. 

They hold a Parent & Toddler group on a Friday morning between 10.30 and 12.00 and a Winchester Wellbeing lunch club for the over 55s on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am and 1pm

Address:  2-4 City Road
SO23 8SD
Map available here

Hope Church in Winchester run All Nations Cafe where you can meet people from all over the world living locally.

The cafe is open on Monday evenings from 7.30 -9pm. Free to attend. 

Address: Middle Brook Centre

Middle Brook Street

SO23 8DQ

Map available here

May be a cartoon of one or more people and text that says "Hampshire Libraries Ukraine Connections A chance to meet others for a friendly chat and a drink, and find out about our library services. Winchester Library Every Saturday 10am-1pm 10am 1pm"

Ukraine Connections is a brand new group that is starting across some libraries in Hampshire, week commencing Monday 25th April 2022. It is an opportunity to meet others for a friendly chat and a drink, and find out about library services. Free to attend. 

The Arc is home to Winchester Library and will be holding Ukraine Connections every Saturday from 10am – 1pm. All welcome. Free to attend.  

The Arc also runs RhymeTime @ Winchester Library, The Arc every Thursday at 10am where you can join in with our lively songs & rhymes session in the Performance Hall. Suitable for under 5s & their parent/carers. Free to attend.

And, Saturday Storytime at Winchester Library, The Arc, Stories and rhymes for pre-school aged children,  11am to 11.40am. Free to attend. 

Address: The Arc
Jewry St
SO23 8SB

Map available here 

The other libraries across Hampshire running Ukraine connections groups include:

  • Andover Library – Saturday: 10am – 12pm
  • Fordingbridge Library – Tuesday: 2pm – 4pm
  • Hythe Library – Tuesday: 10am -12pm
  • Lymington Library – Friday: 10am – 12pm
  • New Milton Library – Tuesday: 10am – 12pm
  • Ringwood Library – Thursday: 2pm – 4pm
  • Romsey Library – Friday: 2pm – 4pm
  • Totton Library – Monday: 10am – 12pm
  • Whitchurch Library – Monday: 2pm – 3pm


St Paul’s Church (on St Paul’s Hill near the railway station) runs a toddler & carer group every Friday morning from 9.30 to 11 in the parish rooms and on the meadow behind St Paul’s. Activities include crafts, playing with toys, games and actions songs. Ukrainian guests and others are very welcome. Free to attend, refreshments provided. 

Address: St Paul’s Hill


SO22 5AB

Map available here

St Paul’s Church will be opening a Supper Club from 5- 7 pm, from September 13th to December 20th.

The Supper Club will provide:

– A hot meal, cake and fruit

– Hot or cold drinks

There is a safe space outside to play and support available for homework or reading. There will be people available to talk with and to share a meal with. In order to help St Paul’s to cater for your needs, please contact St Paul’s to let you know your name, any allergies and number in your group. Meat and vegetarian options are available.

Please let St Paul’s know if you need a lift. Please text or phone 07724 142 624 and email [email protected]


The Salvation Army are providing support at Winchester Churches over the next few months.
10am-2pm – The Salvation Army, Parchment Street, SO23 8AZ. Running a lunch club, and free space in the afternoon.
10am-12pm – Winchester Vineyard, Unit A Bar End Industrial Estate, SO23 9NR. @Winchester Vineyard Storehouse Cafe. Space to relax and chat.
[Starting in November] 1:30-3:30pm – St Faith Tea and Chat, Hospital of St Cross, St. Cross Road.
[Starting in November] 1:30-3:30pm – St Faith Tea and Chat, Hospital of St Cross, St. Cross Road.
9:30-11:30 – The Salvation Army, Parchment Street, SO23 8AZ. Coffee Morning.
[Starting in November] 1:30-3:30pm – St Faith Tea and Chat, Hospital of St Cross, St. Cross Road.