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Welcome to our Church

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 between.

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 July our Mission of the Month is The Mission to Seafarers.




Find out more at the back of the church or >here.


For details of our Mission of the Month program or to find the name of our Parish mission partners see >here.

Dates for Your Diary

Wednesday 2nd July:  Information evening for those attending New Wine (7.30pm in the church)


Saturday 12th July:  Christ Church Summer Festival (12.00 to 4.00pm).


Sunday 20th July:  Cluster picnic (12.30pm).

On-Line Magazine

Read our parish magazine "Portsdown Post" on line >more

Open Church

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

To 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 >more

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 >here

Looking for a Church?

If you want to find a church to visit while you are on holiday or away for a weekend then check out the Church of England "A Church Near You" website >more

Registered Charity

This site is owned and operated by The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Christ Church Portsdown - Registered charity number 1137597 >more 


Christ Church Portsdown is recognised as a "FAIRTRADE Church" >more


Look for the FAIRTRADE Mark on products when you shop.  www.fairtrade.org.uk


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Magazine: July 2014

Rota: July 2014

Annual report to year end 2013

Year book to April 2014

Summer Festival 2014



We are building on last year’s success and we want to make 2014 another great day here at Christ Church Portsdown.


We all have different abilities and can offer our services in different ways, there is something for everyone!


We will be using the whole church site, the Church, Hall, Scout and Guide Hall and grounds, do you have a gazebo we could borrow, or a garden table plus chairs so people can sit outside the church?  Could you meet, greet and welcome people into the church?  Have you got any items you could donate to the Tombola - bottles, tins, gifts, sweets or anything else someone would like to win?  For any age?  Are you a great baker?  Could you make some scones for our Cream Teas in the church?

Do you enjoy a good walk?  If so, could you help deliver flyers for the event to homes around the parish so everyone knows what is happening?


Whether you can help or not, there is one important thing we can all do, pray for our event.  We want to welcome people from within our community to Christ Church Portsdown, on a day filled with happiness and enjoyment, knowing that we are doing God’s work.  We could do with fine weather too!


This year, we especially need the following:

   - Pre-made ploughman's lunches

   - Scones

   - Ingredients for making sweets (e.g. icing sugar and


Donated items can be left at the back of the church, or give them to Sandra or Sue.  Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church.

D-Day70 Events

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 >here.


Learn what it was like to remember D-Day eye-witness, Marian Avery >here.


See our flier >here.

Coffee Mornings

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 11th July.


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 6th July.

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Praise for Portsdown Post

Congratulations to Ruth Fowler, our Magazine Editor, and her contributors who received praise from Portsmouth Diocese for their work on our parish magazine ‘Portsdown Post’. >more


If you would like to read our magazine, copies are available in the church, or you can find them on the website by using the link below.


Congratulations to Those Confirmed

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 >more



Read everyone's story in the October edition of the Pompey Chimes available in church or online >here

Summer Festival - Photo's and Stalls 

Thank you to everyone who came along to or helped at our summer festival - it was a great success with lots of visitors to the church and buildings.  You can see some of the pictures from the event >here.


Along the way we made some money (£3,531.67) for the church as well.  Totals for each of the stalls and comparison to the previous fete's are available >here

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 >here

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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