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: Mission Aviation Fund

In today’s ‘connected world’, the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated. Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline. Working in partnership with hundreds of other Christian and relief organisations MAF enables […]

From the Vicarage: June

The first week of June will be a busy one at Christ Church. We will be marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day with two services. On Tuesday 4th June (7.00pm) we will hold a service that will echo the Eve of Battle Dedication Service held in the church on 4th June 1944. We will sing […]

D Day 75 – Christ Church Portsdown and its legacy in history

The timeline is late May 1944, 75 years ago this month, in the lanes, fields and woods around Christ Church Portsdown and the countryside and rural villages of Southern Hampshire, unbeknown to the local inhabitants, highly secret and classified plans were being activated that were to culminate in the largest and most audacious sea invasion […]

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 […]