Posts from April 2016

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QARANC Corps Day and Commemoration

by mattsaville

Today we warmly welcomed members of Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) for their Corps Day and to commemorate the life of Staff Nurse Bridget Donovan, whose centenary of her death was today. “The ear that heard me blessed me, and the eye that saw me gave witness to me: Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out. […]

Weekend Away 2017

by mattsaville

We’re taking bookings for a weekend of fun, fellowship, teaching and worship at Ashburnham Place, East Sussex. The dates for the weekend are Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2017. More details are available from the back of the church. ONLY A FEW PLACES REMAIN – BOOK SOON.

Nursing History

by mattsaville

Those of us that attend Christ Church Portsdown regularly, are aware of the Military Cemetery to the east of the church.  The cemetery was established in 1924 by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission & has been maintained by them ever since.  The cemetery contains the Commonwealth dead from both World Wars & other conflicts, many […]

From the Vicarage: April

by mattsaville

We’re looking forward to welcoming Mark James as our new Curate in July.  Here, Mark introduces himself and his family: Samantha, Mark, Harrison & Elijah James Samantha, Harrison, Elijah and I would like to start by thanking everyone for making us feel so welcome at the Palm Sunday service.  The welcome we have received through […]

Mission of the Month: Barnabas Fund

by mattsaville

The Barnabas Fund serves the suffering Church.  It provides practical help to strengthen and encourage the Church in many different ways. “The mission of the Barnabas Fund is to support Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. Our goal is to strengthen Christian […]