Vicar:  Reverend Andrew (Andy) Wilson

Andy profileAndy is married to Jacqui and they have three adult sons and one granddaughter  After a career in the IT industry, Andy trained for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol.  Andy was ordained in 1999 and served for 8 years at Hosanna, a new church forming part of Broadwater Parish in Worthing, West Sussex.

In 2007, Andy was appointed Vicar of Christ Church Portsdown.  In 2013, Andy was additionally licensed as Curate at the two neighbouring parishes of Crookhorn and Purbrook, as the three parishes began to work together.

In 2014, Andy was appointed as Joint Area Dean of Havant, with particular responsibility for the nine parishes around Waterlooville.

Andy is chaplain to Havant & Waterlooville FC, who play in the Football Conference South, the sixth tier of English football.

You can contact Andy by email at vicar@christchurchportsdown.org, by telephone at 023 9237 5360 or by post at:

Portsdown Vicarage
1a London Road
Widley
Waterlooville
PO7 5AT

 

Curate: Reverend Mark James

13599955_10154961705318858_2769044831149800480_n (002)Revd. Mark James is married to Sam and they have two sons.  Mark trained for ordained Ministry at Sarum College, Salisbury and was ordained in 2016 before joining Christ Church where Mark is curate.  Alongside this ministry Mark also runs an IT and Telecoms company based in Fareham.  Mark is very much looking forward to getting to know those in the parish.

Mark is also involved in developing Men’s ministry through the City of Portsmouth aimed at Christians in business.  There is a focus on how they are supported in the workplace through accountability, encouragement, prayer and learning together.

Mark, with Andy (the Vicar) is looking forward to seeing how God calls Mark through his Ministry with Christ Church over the coming weeks and months.

You can contact Mark by email at mark.james@christchurchportsdown.org.

 

DSC00194Reader (Lay Minister):  Sandra Morgan

Sandra Morgan has been a lay reader for nearly eighteen years.  She completed her training in the Diocese of Derby.  Since 2006 she has exercised her ministry in London and Portsmouth.  She married Launce in 2011 at St. Peter’s Church, Somerstown.  After a time abroard Sandra and Launce now live in Port Solent and have been worshipping at Christ Church since August 2014.  Sandra also works as a supply teacher in secondary schools.

 

 

Cluster Clergy

Christ Church Portsdown is part of a cluster of three parishes along with the Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn (CoGS) and St John the Baptist, Purbrook.  The Vicars of those two churches are also licensed as Curates at Christ Church Portsdown as we increasingly share ministry.

Vicar of CoGS and Curate at Christ Church Portsdown:  Reverend Peter Hall.

Vicar of Purbrook and Curate at Christ Church Portsdown:  Reverend Connie Sherman.