Welcome to Christ Church Portsdown
We are a friendly, evangelical, Church of England church who have been serving the Widley, Purbrook and Cosham area on the edge of Portsmouth for almost 150 years. Our services are a relaxed mix of contemporary and traditional worship, to which all are welcome.


Mission of the Month: Barnabas Fund

“On 14th March we passed seven years of war in Syria, which is a longer period than the Second World War. During those 2,555 days, more than 360,000 foreign fighters, from 90 countries all over the world, gathered in my land to fight us who were living in peace. More than half a million people […]

From the Vicarage: April

I recently met with church leaders from across Waterlooville – a meeting to which I was invited as Priest-in-charge of Purbrook. (Christ Church is just outside the catchment area, so I haven’t been before!) We were talking about our various services for Good Friday. There’s quite a variety across the area. There are Easter Egg […]

From the Vicarage: March

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.” (Joel 2:12-13) This year Ash Wednesday falls […]

Lent Course: The Mystery of God

This five-week course will be followed by the Christ Church Portsdown home groups. Additionally, Rev Andy Wilson will lead a group at The Vicarage on Thursday afternoons. Anyone from either church is welcome to join any group. Monday 10.30am – Leader: Dave FowlerMonday 7.30pm – Leader: Pauline LettersWednesday 2.00pm – Leader: Jacqui WilsonWednesday 2.00pm – […]

Electoral Role

This year there will be a completely new church electoral roll. If you consider yourself a member of Christ Church, are baptized and aged 16 or over, please pick up a form at the back of church and return it to Graham Olway or the Vicar by Monday 18th March.

From the Vicarage: February

After ten months of exile in Denmead (not a bad place to be exiled to), Jacqui and I have finally moved back. Except that we haven’t. As many will know, in January, I was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Purbrook, and instead of moving back into our old home at Portsdown Vicarage, we are now living […]