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Welcome to our Church

We are a friendly, evangelical, Anglican church who have been serving the Widley/Purbrook/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

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

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" web site >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


RSS Latest news from the BBC >more

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Magazine: April 2014

Rota: April 2014

Annual report to year end 2013

Year book to April 2014

Easter Services

Over the Easter period, join us at the following times:


Sunday 13th (Palm Sunday)

8.00am - Holy Communion

10.30am - Family Service and Baptism


Thursday 17th (Maundy Thursday)

7.30pm - Holy Communion


Friday 18th (Good Friday)

10.00am - Procession of Witness

2.00pm - Last Hour by the Cross


Sunday 20th (Easter Sunday)

8.00am - Holy Communion

10.30am - Holy Communion

6.00pm - Easter Praise

Special D-Day Events

Christ Church, Portsdown, has a unique link to D-Day as it hosted a vigil on the 4th June, 1944 at which the headquarters staff of the British Second Army dedicated to Almighty God, the liberation of Europe. Christ Church has been awarded a grant from Hampshire County Council to run an inter-generational, oral history project to mark the anniversary of D-Day. Young people from local schools and community groups will record the memories of those in our community who lived through D-Day. The project will culminate in a day of special activities and a prayer vigil in church on 6th June, a 1940s-style community tea party on 7th June and a D-Day service of thanksgiving on 8th June. The Bishop will be the guest preacher that day, which is also Pentecost.





Lighthouse Family Fun

Activities for children aged 3-7 with parents, grandparents or carers. Next meeting together on Sunday 4th May. Click to book or enquire

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’. To find out >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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