Welcome to Christ Church Portsdown
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 between.


Mission of the Month: Mission to Seafarers

Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face.  Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. Mission to Seafarers work in over 260 ports caring […]

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From the Vicarage: July

As you may know, Jacqui and I have just returned from the Holy Land.  We visited several sites associated with the life and ministry of Jesus including Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, Nazareth where he grew up, Capernaum, where he lived as an adult and Jerusalem, where he was executed and where the risen Jesus […]

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Mission of the Month: Mission Aviation Fellowship

        Mountains.  Jungles.  Swamps.  Unrest.  No roads.  MAF overcome these barriers to help overcome poverty. Millions of people cannot access basic medical care, clean water, schools or receive the Good News of God’s love, simply because it’s too dangerous or time-consuming to reach them. MAF provide flights for 1,500 aid, development and mission […]

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From the Vicarage

Over the last six months the PCC has agreed a strapline and a statement of purpose. The strapline is a very short statement of what we are about as a church and is a reflection on the fact that our church is named Christ Church – so our focus is on Christ.  You may have […]

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Message from Annie: A big thank you

Can you remember the sheer wonder of learning to read?  Suddenly odd shaped characters on a page started to make sense, began to form sentences and connect into whole paragraphs. Among my favourite children’s books are those that feature the characters of A. A. Milne.  It’s said that everyone can recognise themselves in one his […]


Mission of the Month: Christian Aid

Adapted from the Christian Aid website. Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless […]

Upcoming 'Special' Events

11:45 am Summer Festival Briefing
Summer Festival Briefing
Jul 5 @ 11:45 am
Short meeting for all those helping on the Summer Festival (after the 10.30am service).
12:00 pm Summer Festival
Summer Festival
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015 ADVANCE NOTICE As one of our main community events, we are building on our previous successes. Volunteers are required for all sorts of activities, donations needed, watch this space! Please speak to Sue,[...]
all-day Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Oct 18 all-day
Revd. Andy Wilson and Trevor Reader (Mother’s Union Chaplain) will be presiding. Cake and refreshments are planned.