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: Bible Reading Fellowship

BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) is a Christian charity that started in January 1922 in an Anglican church in Brixton, where the vicar wanted to help his congregation, in his words, ‘to get a move on spiritually’. He began to offer a monthly leaflet of daily Bible readings, coupled with a midweek discussion group and […]

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From the Vicarage: October

Last month, along with other clergy and leaders from across Portsmouth Diocese I spent 3 days at High Leigh Conference centre for the Diocesan Conference. As this only happens every four years or so, it is an important time to come together to learn and discern what God is saying to the Diocese. We had […]

Tea and cake (featured)

Afternoon of Tea and Cake

Clients of the Christchurch Portsdown Good Neighbour Group had a lovely time catching up with one another, drinking tea and eating a variety of delicious cakes baked and served by volunteers, some of whom are pictured here, at the Afternoon of Tea & Cake at the Church Hall on Saturday, 19th September.

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From the Vicarage: September

When you meet a friend or acquaintance, what do you tend to talk about? Do you inquire about their health, maybe because you really care, or possibly because it is considered polite to do so? Or do you talk about the major news story of the week? Or a recent sports event? Do you tell […]

Church Army (featured)

Mission of the Month: Church Army

Bringing people to a living faith in Jesus Christ is at the heart of the Church Army’s ONE series, as we celebrate how God is impacting people throughout this nation and share their stories.  Here, Jordan talks about his turbulent past, and how Jesus lifted him out of a life of drugs, crime and prison […]

Upcoming 'Special' Events

all-day The London Women’s Convention
The London Women’s Convention
Oct 17 all-day
Would you like to go? Always an inspiring day with great speakers and singing. Leaflets are available at the back of church or speak to Sheila Gill. http://www.christianconventions.org.uk/lwc/
10:30 am Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Revd. Andy Wilson and Ven. Revd. Trevor Reader (Mother’s Union Chaplain) will be presiding. All are welcome to a buffet lunch after the service.
12:00 pm Advent Fayre
Advent Fayre
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
10:30 am Christingle
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am