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.


From the Vicarage: November

Each November at Christ Church we remember. We remember loved ones lost and we remember lives given. On Sunday 4th November at 3pm we hold a quiet service which we simply call ‘In Loving Memory’. This provides us all with the opportunity to remember family members and friends who have died. Some who come to […]

Mission of the Month: Simeon’s Trustees

The trustees take their name from Charles Simeon who was born in Reading in 1759.  He became a zealous evangelical Christian whilst studying at Kings College, Cambridge University.  Cambridge was very different from today.  It was a county town, poorly appointed, with no street lights and carriages could only move with some difficulty even on […]

Advent Fayre Help Needed

With Advent Fayre coming soon, we are looking for help. Can you supply any ingredients for sweet making? We are particularly needing donations of icing sugar, desiccated coconut, condensed milk, cooking chocolate, 70% cocoa solids chocolate and stork cooking spread. If you can donate anything, please leave at the back of church or give them […]

From the Vicarage: October

Last year the General Synod of the Church of England received a report entitled Setting God’s People Free. The report looks at the involvement of the whole people of God in the mission of the church. It notes that there has too often been a failure to share leadership beyond the clergy. The report suggests […]

Mission of the Month: Bible Reading Fellowship

BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) is a Christian charity that started in January 1922 in an Anglican church in Brixton, where the vicar wanted to help his congregation, in his words, ‘to get a move on spiritually’. He began to offer a monthly leaflet of daily Bible readings, coupled with a midweek discussion group and […]

Upcoming Special Events

3:00 pm Family Carols
Family Carols
Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
11:30 pm Midnight Communion
Midnight Communion
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:30 am
10:00 am Licensing of Revd Andy Wilson as...
Licensing of Revd Andy Wilson as...
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
REVD ANDY WILSON will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St John the Baptist, Purbrook (remaining as Vicar of Christ Church) at 10am on Sunday 13th January 2019. All are welcome. There will be no 10.30 Service at[...]

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