Diocese of Portsmouth


for hosting people from Ukraine

Free tennis club membership

We were delighted to hear from the Southsea Tennis Club that they wish to offer a year’s free membership to any of our Ukrainian guests who would like that. Please contact them direct.

Click here for general info about the club.

Language Training

LSI Language School in Portsmouth are offering free full-time English language tuition. This is a wonderful offer, that will both assist our Ukrainian guests in learning English and also help them to settle into their new homes.


Duolingo, a free language learning app that you are probably familiar with, has English/Russian and English/Ukrainian courses (in both directions). Please be aware that most of “our” Ukrainians come from the Russian-speaking part of Ukraine. They are also providing free English tests to Ukrainians that will qualify them to access University education in this country. See their informative statement here.

Kings Church in Somers Road, Portsmouth, Wednesdays 12pm to 2pm

In conjunction with Portsmouth University students.

St Luke’s Church, Southsea, Mondays 10am to 1pm

At the refugee drop-in centre, see below.

Drop-in centres

St Simon’s, Southsea

St Simon’s have a coffee morning on Fridays run by Hampshire Ukrainian Community (see their Facebook group for more details).

St Luke’s Hub, Southsea

There is a general asylum and refugee drop-in at St Luke’s on Mondays 10am to 1pm run by Portsmouth City of Sanctuary. On Wednesdays there is a women only drop-in.