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 over 130 years. Services range from contemporary band-led worship to the occasional prayer book sung evensong, with much in between.


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Reflections on Summer Festival 2016

It seems amazing that this year’s event is finally over after all the months of planning. What a wonderful day we had on Saturday! The weather was dry and the sun shone, well for part of the day anyway. All the helpers worked so hard to make sure everything was ready in plenty of time […]

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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

After all the speculation, posturing and vitriol, the EU referendum is now behind us. Some are delighted with the result, others are devastated. Personally I am dismayed – you may feel different. However we feel, one thing is clear and that is that the future is uncertain. We do not know what the implications of this decision will […]

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Queen’s 90th Tea Party

A real community spirit was created with so many people enjoying a happy afternoon in Christ Church Hall to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth – about 7 loaves of sandwiches and 160 cakes were consumed!  All very delicious apparently and homemade by many kind volunteers.  Countless cups of tea were served […]

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From the Vicarage: June

The PCC recently spent an evening at the Vicarage considering the question ‘What’s the point of the PCC?’ We looked at some material from CPAS (an organisation which, in a range of ways, supports churches across the UK in their mission). This helped us to see that the PCC exists to: enable the church to […]

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Mission of the Month: Mission Aviation Fellowship

        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 […]

Upcoming Special Events

all-day New Wine
New Wine
Jul 23 – Jul 29 all-day
To book or for details, speak to Jacqui Wilson. Bursaries towards the cost are available. For more information see https://www.new-wine.org/summer-16.
all-day Harvest Hoedown/Barn Dance
Harvest Hoedown/Barn Dance
Oct 8 all-day
We are going to have a Hoedown/Barn Dance to celebrate Harvest on Saturday October 8th. There will be live music and a Caller and delicious hot food!! We are hoping to keep the ticket prices[...]
10:30 am Christingle
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm Family Carols
Family Carols
Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
11:30 pm Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 1:00 am

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