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.


United Service

Join us at 10.00am at St John’s, Purbrook for our United Service. There will be no 10.30 Service at Christ Church on the same Sunday.

Mission of the Month: The Bible Society

A new beneficiary appears as our Mission for August. The Bible Society is a long-established organisation; which seeks to reach out to some of the most vulnerable and poorest communities around the world and spread God’s word, by providing a Bible to anyone who wants one. The story behind the Society’s recent appointment of a […]

From the Vicarage: August

A few weeks ago I passed the 20th anniversary of my ordination. On 3rd July 1999, in the Cathedral at Chichester, I was ordained by The Right Reverend Eric Kemp, Bishop of Chichester. On such anniversaries it is natural to look back at the past. My ordained ministry began with eight years in a parish […]

Mission of the Month: Mission to Seafarers

This time last year I wrote that the Brexit negotiations were swirling back and forth – and here we are, 12 months on, a lot more fed-up but no nearer to a resolution. And how will it all end? Who can tell at this stage but, as last year, one thing is certain? No matter […]

From the Vicarage: July

At the June meeting of the Diocesan Synod, Bishop Christopher spoke of the importance of our churches growing in impact. We often speak about our desire to see numerical growth in our church (more people coming to our services) and to see spiritual growth within the church (individuals drawing closer to God). Growth in impact […]

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 […]