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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From the Vicarage: May

May 2016 is a very important month in the history of Christ Church. After years of talks, plans and disappointments this month we start work on the new entrance and toilets. The contractor will arrive on site on Tuesday 3rd May and be here for around 8 weeks. During that time we will see a […]

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QARANC Corps Day and Commemoration

Today we warmly welcomed members of Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) for their Corps Day and to commemorate the life of Staff Nurse Bridget Donovan, whose centenary of her death was today. “The ear that heard me blessed me, and the eye that saw me gave witness to me: Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out. […]

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Weekend Away 2017

We’re taking bookings for a weekend of fun, fellowship, teaching and worship at Ashburnham Place, East Sussex. The dates for the weekend are Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2017. More details are available from the back of the church. ONLY A FEW PLACES REMAIN – BOOK SOON.

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Nursing History

Those of us that attend Christ Church Portsdown regularly, are aware of the Military Cemetery to the east of the church.  The cemetery was established in 1924 by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission & has been maintained by them ever since.  The cemetery contains the Commonwealth dead from both World Wars & other conflicts, many […]

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From the Vicarage: April

We’re looking forward to welcoming Mark James as our new Curate in July.  Here, Mark introduces himself and his family: Samantha, Mark, Harrison & Elijah James Samantha, Harrison, Elijah and I would like to start by thanking everyone for making us feel so welcome at the Palm Sunday service.  The welcome we have received through […]

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Mission of the Month: Barnabas Fund

The Barnabas Fund serves the suffering Church.  It provides practical help to strengthen and encourage the Church in many different ways. “The mission of the Barnabas Fund is to support Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. Our goal is to strengthen Christian […]

Upcoming Special Events

all-day Church Hall Closed (Polling)
Church Hall Closed (Polling)
May 5 all-day
The Church Hall will be used as a Polling Station all day. Please do not attempt to enter any part of the building (except to vote of course!)
9:00 am Pentecost ‘Love Our Neighbours M...
Pentecost ‘Love Our Neighbours M...
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the week leading up to Pentecost we will be praying “Thy Kingdom” into our neighbourhood at various locations and in church on Sat 14th May 9.00am to 5.00pm we will be praying for some[...]
10:30 am MU Coffee and Teacakes
MU Coffee and Teacakes
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
MU Coffee and Teacakes – Saturday 14th May 10.30am in the church hall. Book, cake, toiletries and bric-a-brac stalls. Everyone welcome.
11:00 am Ordination of Mark James
Ordination of Mark James
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mark James will be ordained in the Cathedral on Sat 2nd July at 11.00am. As Mark’s receiving Parish, Mark would welcome friends from Christ Church to attend, but needs to know numbers ASAP. Please contact[...]
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.

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