Posts from November 2017

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Advent Fayre 2017

by Matthew Doe

Less than two weeks to go to our big community event! Lots to see and do plus admission is free! Please share with your friends – It’ll be lovely to see you all.

Farewell Max

by Matthew Doe

The Revd. Max Cross was seconded to Christ Church for six months (from June to November 2017) to enable our Vicar, Revd Andy Wilson, to carry out a role elsewhere in the diocese. It has been great to have Max with us and we are grateful for his commitment and hard work during this time. […]

Advent Fayre 2017

by Matthew Doe

Well, the clocks have been turned back so the Advent Fayre is only a few weeks away, plans are well in hand for this year’s event. Live events will be in the church as before. For the first time, we welcome Jaimie’s Musical Theatre Showcase! Performances by talented young singers, including songs from Les Miserables, […]

From the Vicarage: November

by Matthew Doe

Anniversaries are often times to look back, so having just passed the tenth anniversary of my appointment as Vicar of Christ Church, I have been looking back at the last decade. In the summer of 2007, I noticed a modest advert in the Church Times from a church on the edge of Portsmouth which was […]

Mission of the Month: Simeon’s Trustees

by Matthew Doe

The trustees take their name from Charles Simeon who was born in Reading in 1759.  He became a zealous evangelical Christian whilst studying at Kings College, Cambridge University.  Cambridge was very different from today.  It was a county town, poorly appointed, with no street lights and carriages could only move with some difficulty even on […]