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.


From the Vicarage: April

A few weeks ago, at half past seven on a Monday evening, my wife and I were returning from a week away in Yorkshire. It had been a cold snowy week – we managed to coincide our week away with the visit of the Beast from the East, but it had been a good week. […]

Mission of the Month: Barnabas Fund

“On 14th March we passed seven years of war in Syria, which is a longer period than the Second World War. During those 2,555 days, more than 360,000 foreign fighters, from 90 countries all over the world, gathered in my land to fight us who were living in peace. More than half a million people […]

From Our Curate: A Holy Land Reflection

From Our Curate: A Holy Land Reflection I recently embarked on a Pilgrimage to the land of the Holy one, Israel. Alongside my fellow Portsmouth Vicars I arrived physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. As well as my role Curate (Vicar in training) here at Christ Church I also have full-time secular employment, I run my […]

Mission of the Month: Tearfund

TEARFUND IS A CHRISTIAN CHARITY CALLED TO FOLLOW JESUS WHEREVER THE NEED IS GREATEST They work tirelessly to help communities around the world escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. And they believe that the same people facing these troubles, also have the best idea as to how they can overcome them. Tearfund […]

Centenary Celebration for Ladies

Join us at Christ Church for a meal and evening entertainment to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the women’s vote in England.

From the Vicarage: February

This year, for the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday will be on Valentine’s Day. At first glance the two seem completely at odds with each other. In Cleveland, Ohio, for example, the church has suggested that schools hold their traditional Valentine’s Day dances a day early and combine them with a celebration of Shrove […]

Upcoming Special Events

7:00 pm Quiz Time
Quiz Time
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Back by request. Same format as before, fish and chip supper or alternatives, BYO drinks, tickets £10 each available now!
8:30 am Christian Aid Big Brekkie
Christian Aid Big Brekkie
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Please join us for bacon or egg baps, toast, tea & coffee in the church hall. Proceeds to Christian Aid.
all-day Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come
May 10 – May 20 all-day
Christ Church is taking part in this year’s global wave of prayer. There are more details to follow but note the date.
8:30 am Ladies’ Breakfast
Ladies’ Breakfast
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Guest speaker Eileen Jones. All ladies welcome.
10:00 am Veterans’ Breakfast
Veterans’ Breakfast
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Are you an Armed Forces Veteran? Would you like to get together with other like-minded Armed Forces Veterans? Come and join us for a Veterans Breakfast £4.50pp Places limited to 55 people To register your[...]
12:00 pm Summer Festival 2018
Summer Festival 2018
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New for 2018: A small mobile farmis visiting for children of all ages!Meet sheep, alpacas, chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.
all-day New Wine Summer Conference
New Wine Summer Conference
Jul 28 – Aug 3 all-day
NEW WINE SUMMER CONFERENCE: Andy and Jacqui (and hopefully a few others) will be attending the Conference at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, from Saturday 28th July to Friday 3rd August 2018.[...]

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