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: January

The start of a new year is always a time for making plans and maybe a few resolutions. At Christ Church we will be spending some time thinking about the future direction of our church as we follow a course called Leading your Church into Growth. This will help us to look at what we […]

Mission of the Month: Leprosy Mission

  The Leprosy Mission International is a leading international non-denominational Christian organisation, with over 130 years experience in leprosy work.  Their aim is to eradicate this disease completely and give hope and renewed life to leprosy sufferers through education, rehabilitation, medication, surgery, physiotherapy and loving Christian care. Anil is seven years old and lives in […]

Leading Your Church Into Growth

The PCC has begun considering the future direction of our church, but we would like the whole church to be involved in this. During January and February we will be holding meetings to discover a common vision for the growth of our church. The meetings will be held in church on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. […]

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 […]