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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Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary

2015 marks the 80th Anniversary of our Mothers’ Union at Christ Church Portsdown, having established in 1935. The Mothers’ Union would love to invite you to a service in church, dedicated to their anniversary, followed by a free buffet lunch in the church hall. We are excited to welcome Mrs Marion Wendon, the President of Mothers’ Union in […]

Autumn Homegroups

Would you like an evening out twice a month that won’t cost you a penny? You can be assured of good company and friendly surroundings, you will have good stimulating conversation, covering just about everything, you can participate as much or as little as you want, oh and yes we do discuss the Bible but […]

Susie updates (featured)

Hello From Bangladesh!

Read about Susie’s exciting work in Bangladesh, by clicking on the specific update below in which you are interested: Susie_Update_Week_1 Susie_Update_Week_2 Susie_Update_Week_3 Susie_Update_Week_4 Susie_Update_Week_5 Susie_Update_Week_6 Susie_Update_Week_7 If you feel that you can, please do pray for Susie, her colleagues and the work that they are completing out in Bangladesh.

Bible readings (featured)

Summer Sermons

During August at our 8.00am and 10.30am services, we will be looking at some of the early disciples in the church and what they teach us as disciples today. 2nd Aug [HC]: Stephen (Acts 6:8-15; 7:54-60) 9th Aug: Phillip (Acts 8:26-40) 16th Aug: [HC]: Paul (Acts 9:1-18) 23rd Aug: Barnabas (Acts 11:19-30) 30th Aug: Lydia […]

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From the Vicarage: August

August brings with it one of my favourite days of the year – the start of the football season.  Recently I was asked, in my role as chaplain at Havant & Waterlooville Football Club, to write a short piece about myself for a publication aimed at telling non-league football clubs about chaplaincy.  The article is reproduced here to give […]


Mission of the Month: Street Pastors

Street Pastors was pioneered in London in 2003 by Les Isaac. On that first night, 18 volunteers took to the streets of Brixton – 15 women and 3 men. Street Pastors have trained over 12,000 street pastors, who play an active part in more than 270 towns and cities around the UK.  When you add prayer […]

Upcoming 'Special' Events

10:00 am Prayer Ministry Training
Prayer Ministry Training
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
There will be a short training session in the church. All are welcome, whether or not you would like to be part of the Prayer Ministry team.
all-day Ride and Stride
Ride and Stride
Sep 12 all-day
Ride and Stride is a sponsored walk (or ride) around as many churches as you can get to on Saturday 12th September. Raise money for our church and help other churches. See Andy for details.[...]
all-day The London Women’s Convention
The London Women’s Convention
Oct 17 all-day
Would you like to go? Always an inspiring day with great speakers and singing. Leaflets are available at the back of church or speak to Sheila Gill. http://www.christianconventions.org.uk/lwc/
10:30 am Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Revd. Andy Wilson and Ven. Revd. Trevor Reader (Mother’s Union Chaplain) will be presiding. All are welcome to a buffet lunch after the service.
12:00 pm Advent Fayre
Advent Fayre
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
10:30 am Christingle
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am