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: May

This month’s ‘From the Vicarage’ is more ‘news from the church’ than ‘views from the vicarage’, because there is a lot to report. At last month’s Annual Meeting, we said ‘thank you’ to Dave Fowler, who has completed seven years of service as our churchwarden, serving beyond the maximum time laid down in the Church […]

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 […]

From the Vicarage: April

A few weeks ago, at half past seven on a Monday evening, my wife and I were returning from a week away in Yorkshire. It had been a cold snowy week – we managed to coincide our week away with the visit of the Beast from the East, but it had been a good week. […]

Mission of the Month: Barnabas Fund

“On 14th March we passed seven years of war in Syria, which is a longer period than the Second World War. During those 2,555 days, more than 360,000 foreign fighters, from 90 countries all over the world, gathered in my land to fight us who were living in peace. More than half a million people […]

From Our Curate: A Holy Land Reflection

From Our Curate: A Holy Land Reflection I recently embarked on a Pilgrimage to the land of the Holy one, Israel. Alongside my fellow Portsmouth Vicars I arrived physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. As well as my role Curate (Vicar in training) here at Christ Church I also have full-time secular employment, I run my […]

Upcoming Special Events

10:00 am Veterans’ Breakfast
Veterans’ Breakfast
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Are you an Armed Forces Veteran? Would you like to get together with other like-minded Armed Forces Veterans? Come and join us for a Veterans Breakfast £4.50pp Places limited to 55 people To register your[...]
12:00 pm Summer Festival 2018
Summer Festival 2018
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New for 2018: A small mobile farmis visiting for children of all ages!Meet sheep, alpacas, chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.
all-day New Wine Summer Conference
New Wine Summer Conference
Jul 28 – Aug 3 all-day
NEW WINE SUMMER CONFERENCE: Andy and Jacqui (and hopefully a few others) will be attending the Conference at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, from Saturday 28th July to Friday 3rd August 2018.[...]

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