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.


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Message from Annie: A big thank you

Can you remember the sheer wonder of learning to read?  Suddenly odd shaped characters on a page started to make sense, began to form sentences and connect into whole paragraphs. Among my favourite children’s books are those that feature the characters of A. A. Milne.  It’s said that everyone can recognise themselves in one his […]


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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Good Neighbours TV Interview

Christ Church Portsdown Good Neighbour Scheme to feature on local TV news programme Following our recent publicity campaign, including the Open Day at The Hampshire Rose last month, we were excited to be approached by a producer from “That’s Solent”, a local freeview TV channel, who had seen one of our posters and who was […]

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Annie Moving On

Annie’s final Sunday at Christ Church will be Sunday 3rd May.  Annie will preside and preach at both services on that day and in the afternoon there will be a farewell picnic at Queen Elizabeth Country Park (see below for more details). Annie will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St Luke and St Peter, Southsea […]

Spring flowers (featured)

A Beautiful Site

I often find myself walking through the grounds of the church and marvel at the beauty of the world around us.  Here are a few shots of spring that grace our footsteps through the church yard.

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Mission of the Month: Barnabas Fund

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 individuals, […]

Upcoming 'Special' Events

12:00 pm Summer Festival
Summer Festival
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015 ADVANCE NOTICE As one of our main community events, we are building on our previous successes. Volunteers are required for all sorts of activities, donations needed, watch this space! Please speak to Sue,[...]
all-day New Wine
New Wine
Jul 25 – Jul 31 all-day
all-day Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Oct 18 all-day
Revd. Andy Wilson and Trevor Reader (Mother’s Union Chaplain) will be presiding. Cake and refreshments are planned.