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 July our Mission of the Month is The
Mission to Seafarers.
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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This site is owned and operated by
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 building on last year’s
success and we want to make 2014 another great day here at Christ Church
We all have different abilities
and can offer our services in different ways, there is something for
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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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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