We are now holding attended services in both churches. If you attend any service, it is essential to follow Covid guidelines. You must attend alone or as part of a group all from the same household or from two linked households and must not join any other group or mingle with any person from another group. Face coverings must be worn (unless medically exempt). 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.
Our current Sunday services that we offer as as follows:
9.30am: Holy Communion at St John’s Church, Purbrook
11.00am: Morning Worship at Christ Church, Portsdown
Other Opportunities for Worship
The Church of England national service on facebook.com/thechurchofengland 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 achurchnearyou.com.
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.
For more guidance of the current situation, please consult the following: