We are a friendly, evangelical, Anglican church who have been
serving the Widley, Purbrook and Cosham area on the edge of Portsmouth
for over 130 years. Services range from contemporary band-led
worship to the occasional prayer book sung evensong, with much in
The church has many historic military links and the annual D-Day
memorial service is an important date in the year. There is a
military cemetery in the churchyard.
Mission of the Month
In August our Mission of the Month is Street
Read our parish magazine "Portsdown Post" on line
Our church is open mornings from 10.00am to 12.00pm
on Monday to Friday. You may want to have a time of quiet reflection or prayer, find out
something about the Church family or the Church building, or just
join us for a cup of coffee and a chat. Whatever the reason
you will be most welcome.
Make a Donation by Text
make it easier to donate money to the Building Development Fund the
team have added the ability to donate via a text message. Text CCWC11 followed by the
sum in pounds
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10) to 70070
The service is provided by the Vodaphone Foundation and 100% of your
donation comes to the church. The only additional charge is a
standard text message. If you have a text bundle it's
included in that (even if you are not with Vodaphone). For
more information, such as how to add gift aid to the donation, see
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The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Christ Church Portsdown - Registered
charity number 1137597
Christ Church Portsdown is recognised as a "FAIRTRADE
We are looking for photographs of Christ
Church activities that you have been involved in over the past couple of
years to enhance our website. Especially photographs of the people
that are involved in the wonderful groups that we have running.
Thank you for being part of Summer Festival @
Christ Church 2014
Local expert Brain Kidd exchanged his garden
spade for some scissors as he declared the Summer Festival @ Christ Church
2014 officially open accompanied by a fanfare from the Portsmouth City Brass
Band. And what a fantastic fun day Saturday 12th July turned out to be!
More than 700 people came to the Festival; more
than 90 volunteers helped make it happen and thanks to the generosity of all
who came, more than £3,300 was raised! You are amazing!
As well as the magic of brass, crowds were
entertained by the effervescent sound of the Pompey Pluckers and the
rhythmic beat of the Cowplain Zumba Drummers. Gardening enthusiasts had the
opportunity to solve their planting and potting dilemmas in a “Gardeners’
Question Time” with Brian Kidd. There were plenty of bargains to be had in
the market stall area and lots for families enjoyed the festival’s free
family fun zone including the delightful Funky Fish Puppet Company.
There was something for everyone. The church
was filled with local art and live music from the Purbook Junior School
Choir and Voices in the Park. Making their first public performance, the
Gospel Road Community Choir made a lasting impression. There was standing
Sunday before the event, people of Christ Church gathered to pray for God’s
blessing over the festival and the community they live in. This year many
people accepted the invitation to offer their own prayer as well….and the
railings on the pathway to church were covered with red and gold prayer
At the end of the festival, someone described Christ Church as the heart and
hub of the community. It is our prayer that the community of which are a
part may always feel that the church (its people and its buildings) is there
for them. We want to share the generosity and hospitality of God with those
with whom we live.
What a weekend commemorating D-Day!! A great schools
visit on Friday morning, moving prayer vigil on Friday evening, fun at the
community tea on Saturday, a full church for the D-Day service on Sunday,
and visitors dropping in all weekend. Thank you to everyone who worked
so hard to make it happen and all who took the time to come along.
See what the News wrote about our prayer vigil
Learn what it was like to remember D-Day
eye-witness, Marian Avery
Why not come along to the church and enjoy a hot
coffee and warm company with other like-minded people?
In addition to refreshments we have books, plants and
delicious home-made jam for sale.
Feel free to join us on the second Friday in each month, from
10.00am to 12.00pm in the church, our next being on Friday 12th September.
Lighthouse Family Fun
Lighthouse is our Sunday morning group for children aged 3-7. We usually meet on the first, third and fifth
Sunday of each month during school term time. We all start together in
church and then about ten minutes into the service, meet at the back of the
church and walk together to the Church Hall.
Children, parents, grandparents and
carers are all welcome. Our next meeting together is
scheduled for Sunday 7th September.
From left to right:
Jaimie Way, Ron Tweed, Helen Love, Callum Wheatley, Jonathan Hutchins,
Bishop Christopher, Dave Cherrington, Richard Hutchins, Tracey Hawkins,
Rachel Deane, John Hadley
Read everyone's story in the October edition of the Pompey Chimes
available in church or online
A group from Christ Church Portsdown will be confirmed at Bedhampton in
October. Please speak to one of the clergy if you will like to
join a preparation group.
Great Portsdown Bake-Off
Thank you to everyone who organised and took part in the bake-off. So many
people took part in the competition and even more at the party afterwards to try
and eat all the entries. You can find some photo's of the event
Change 4 Change
This is an idea to be able to raise additional money for the church development project.
All you need to do is simply empty any loose change from your pocket, purse
or wallet at the end of the day and put it into a jar or pot.
When we have our next fund raising event or when the pot is getting full, just empty it into a bag and bring it to the event or to church.
If you qualify for gift aid don't forget to include your donor number in the bag so we can claim the gift aid.
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