Altered Services

We are now holding attended services in both churches. If you attend any service, it is essential to follow current Covid guidelines. When attending any service or meeting in our church buildings, we ask that you observe appropriate physical distancing from those with whom you are not in regular contact and that you wear a face covering for the protection of others. Advance booking is not required. We are also continuing online services.

Our format and frequency of services is under constant review and may change at short notice.

Current Services

Our current Sunday services that we offer as as follows:

9.30am: Holy Communion at St John’s Church, Purbrook

10.30am: Morning Worship online only. Streamed live on our Facebook page and uploaded later to our YouTube channel.

11.00am: Morning Worship at Christ Church, Portsdown

Other Opportunities for Worship

The Church of England national service on from 9.00am on Sunday.

Songs of Praise on BBC1 (Sunday 1.15pm).

Several other churches are also streaming services, which can be watched online at any time during the week.

Our services from previous weeks are available to watch on the Christ Church YouTube channel or via

Daily Hope Telephone Line

The Church of England hosts a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. This is especially for those unable to watch services online and includes the option to listen to the most recent national Church of England service. This is all available 24 hours a day at no charge on 0800 804 8044. Please pass this number on to others who may find it useful.

Additional Guidance

For more guidance of the current situation, please consult the following: