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.


Summer Fesitval (featured)

Summer Festival 2016

So we have had, handbag month (March), Tombola month (April) and now we are in May we are calling it ‘Volunteering’ month. We know from experience that this event is only as successful as it is, due to the support it receives from willing volunteers. Based on past Summer Festivals we will need plenty of people to make […]


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 […]

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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 […]

Nurses (featured)

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 […]

Upcoming Special Events

2:30 pm Royal Tea Party
Royal Tea Party
Jun 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Christ Church Portsdown Good Neighbours invite you to a Royal Tea Party on Saturday the 11th of June from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley. Please let us know if you[...]
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.
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

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