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: December

Another successful Advent Fayre has been and gone and the Advent cross is shining from the church tower. It can mean only one thing. It will soon be Christmas. But let’s not rush too quickly through December. Advent is a great time to get ourselves ready to welcome Jesus. There’s always a bit of discussion […]

Mission of the Month: The Children’s Society

With Advent and Christmastide fast approaching, celebrating Christingle is the perfect opportunity to involve your friends, family and community together in worship and spread hope to children and families throughout the UK. The orange, sweets and the candlelight in the dark all help engage children (and others!) in the Gospel at a time of year […]

Advent Fayre 2016

Our Advent Fayre took place on Saturday 26th November. It was an amazing day, full of laughter, joy and fun! We welcomed hundreds of people from our local community to see God’s work in action. Just take a look, the photographs speak for themselves. The icing on the cake? We raised much needed funds for […]


Wilderness provides a quiet space for those who are world-weary, feeling low, or simply seeking space. It is held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn on: Sunday 27th November 6:30pm to 8:30pm Monday 28th November 10.00am to 12.00pm, 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Drop in and out as you need.

Remembrance Parade Service 2016

This morning, we gathered to remember those that have given their precious lives. To watch the service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, London, click here.

From the Vicarage: November

If you read Pompey Chimes (the newspaper of the Diocese of Portsmouth) you may have read about Leading your Church into Growth in this month’s edition.  Last month Sandra (our Lay Minister), Mark (our Curate) and myself spent a few days away on this course. The message of Jesus Christ is as relevant today as […]