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.



Good Neighbour Parcels

Many cakes were boxed and ready for delivery to folks supported by the Good Neighbour scheme, over the weekend. A dedicated team of cake bakers and a team of hard-working cake packers, boxed these parcels of joy fuelled by Sheila’s famous Earl Grey tea blend. The parcels will be distributed throughout the parish, to those […]

Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree, beautifully lit, adorns the Chancel for Advent. Why not take the opportunity to write your prayer on a card from the basket and tie on to the tree. Before the tree is dismantled all the prayers will be blessed and given over to God.

Advent Fayre: Starting Advent in Style

Thanks to everyone who came to the Christ Church Advent Fayre. What a fab’ time together! We welcomed more than 500 people and thanks to your generosity, more than £2,500 was raised. Fayre organisers hoped there was something for everyone.  The church was filled with live music as local choirs and singers performed throughout the […]

Counting Down to Christmas

Last week a lively group of young Beavers came to see us at Christ Church to work on their faith badge.  As we explored the church together, the subject of Christmas came up.  One small boy’s hand shot up and with a big grin he announced that there 52 more sleeps until Christmas Day.  “I’m counting them down each […]

Mission of the Month: Children’s Society

Our mission of the month for December is The Children’s Society. The Children’s Society “fight child poverty and neglect, and help all children have a better chance in life”.     To see more about what The Children’s Society do click here.

Morrisons (Horndean)

A really big thank you to Pete Thorogood of Morrisons (Horndean) for assisting in providing refreshments for our Advent Fayre. All food went down incredibly well, satisfying our many visitors to the Fayre! Thank you Pete.