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.


Taize (featured)

Pilgrimage to Taize

Portsmouth Diocesan is involved with this again this summer. Anyone between 15-29yrs is welcome to apply, but spaces are limited. Please talk with Annie if this is something which may interest you.   Read more about the Portsmouth Diocese pilgrimages here.

GN Open Day (featured)

Good Neighbours Open Day

A really good day at “The Hampshire Rose” Widley – quite a number of volunteers turned up and talked to a steady stream of people from the community who came to find out more about what we do and what it means to become a Good Neighbour Volunteer.  There was lots of sitting about in […]

From the tower (featured)

Our Tower

Have you ever wondered what they view is like from the top of the tower and what’s in it? Thanks go to Stuart Davies for the photographs. Our single bell in the tower:   The view to the north (towards Waterlooville) from the roof of the tower:    

Holy Week and Easter Services

Please find the Holy Week and Easter Services for Portsdown Cluster detailed below: Palm Sunday 29 March 8.00am: Holy Communion, Christ Church 8.00am: Holy Communion, St John’s 9.45am: Palm Sunday Procession (from the bottom of Marrelswood Gardens) and Holy Communion followed by lunch, St John’s 10.00am: Morning Worship, CoGS 10.30am: Family Service, Christ Church 3.30pm: Messy Church, Berewood Primary School […]

GN Here to help

Good Neighbours: Spread a little happiness…..

Spread a little happiness….. Research shows that those who volunteer live longer than those who don’t, and are not only happier themselves but make others happier too.  If this sounds appealing, we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you! The Christ Church Portsdown Good Neighbours team are looking for new members to support the increasing […]

Electoral roll (featured)

Christ Church Needs You

Do you regularly worship at Christ Church and do you feel part of the family?  If you can say yes to these two questions, then if you aren’t already on it, would you consider coming onto the church electoral roll? To be eligible to be included on the church electoral roll couldn’t be simpler, you […]

Upcoming 'Special' Events

12:00 pm Mothers’ Union Lent Lunches
Mothers’ Union Lent Lunches
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm
Donations of home-made soup and people willing to help would be much appreciated.  Please sign up on the rota at back of the church if you could kindly contribute to either of these things. In[...]
7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service
Maundy Thursday Service
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
Holy Communion service, with foot washing.
10:00 am Quiet Day
Quiet Day
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy a quiet day in the beautiful peaceful surroundings of Chidham Chichester Harbour. Take some time out to be refreshed, listen to God and be ready to celebrate Easter!
10:00 am Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am Cluster Women’s Breakfast
Cluster Women’s Breakfast
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am
Come and enjoy breakfast, worship, talk and prayer. Please sign up at the back of church if you are interested in attending. Thank you.
all-day Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid Week
May 10 – May 16 all-day
10th to 16th May 2015 Christ Church will be organising house to house collections again this year. We know Jesus challenges us to love our neighbour.  Christian Aid gives us the chance to help our[...]
all-day New Wine
New Wine
Jul 25 – Jul 31 all-day
all-day Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Mothers’ Union 80th Anniversary
Oct 18 all-day
Revd. Andy Wilson and Trevor Reader (Mother’s Union Chaplain) will be presiding. Cake and refreshments are planned.