Christ Church Portsdown supports the missions listed below, with allocations from our parish tithe, plus monthly freewill offerings and monies raised from dedicated events.

Each month we support one of our different Mission Partners.  During the month we display information about the mission, pray for the mission and take a retiring collection for the mission.  Sometimes we also have visiting speakers to tell us about the work of the mission.

Our Mission Partners (2016) are:

  • January – Leprosy Mission
  • February – Church Mission Society
  • March – Tearfund
  • April – The Barnabus Fund
  • May – Christian Aid
  • June – Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • July – Mission to Seafarers
  • August – Street Pastors
  • September – Church Army
  • October – Bible Reading Fellowship
  • November – Simeon’s Trustees
  • December – The Children’s Society

Gifts donated in kind:

  • October – Roberts Centre & Mill Road Hostel – gifts from Harvest Service
  • December – Roberts Centre & All Saints Hostel – gifts from Toy Service

Other supported missions:

  • Havant Women’s Aid
  • Southampton Seafarers Centre
  • AFIA
  • Portsmouth Food Bank
  • Royal British Legion
  • Hampshire & Islands Historic Churches Trust
  • National Historic Churches Trust
  • Traidcraft

Leprosy Mission Internationaltlm_logo

The Leprosy Mission International is a leading international non-denominational Christian organisation, with over 130 years experience in leprosy work.  Their aim is to eradicate this disease completely and give hope and renewed life to leprosy sufferers through education, rehabilitation, medication, surgery, physiotherapy and loving Christian care.

Parish Coordinator – Molly Ayling

Barnabas Fundbarnabaslfundogo

Barnabas Fund serves the suffering Church.  It provides practical help to strengthen and encourage the Church in many different ways.

Parish Coordinator – Margaret Baggs

Tearfundtearfund_logo

The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund aims to relieve poverty, suffering and distress and to prevent ill health among people of the world while promoting Christian education and evangelism.  Tearfund operates wherever there are disasters, refugees or need.

Parish Coordinator – Ruth Fowler

Church Mission Societycms_logo

The Church Mission Society (CMS) is the main Anglican missionary society, which has long been supported by this parish.  Our CMS partners are featured on this page.  CMS long to see the transforming fullness of Christ unfolding in every culture and are committed to serious and sustained cross-cultural engagement.

Parish Coordinator – Vacant

Christian AidCA_red

Christian Aid is an interdenominational agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland.  They work wherever the need is greatest irrespective of religion or race.  It is a privilege to deliver and collect envelopes in Christian Aid week every May.

Parish Coordinator – Jackie Quinn

Mission Aviation Fellowshipmaf_logo

MAF is a faith-based, non-profit ministry.  Teams of aviation, communications and technology specialists overcome barriers, transform lives, and enable the work of some 600 organizations around the world.

Parish Coordinator – Jonathan Hutchins

Mission to Seafarersseafarers_mission_logo

The Mission to Seafarers is a missionary society of the Anglican Church and has chaplains and lay workers in 300+ ports around the globe.  Volunteers help offer friendship, practical support and comfort.  Any seafarers with problems or in distress depend on its care.

Parish Coordinator – Jim Molloy

Street Pastors (Portsmouth)spastor

A Street Pastor is a Church leader/minister or member with a concern for society – in particular young people who feel themselves to be excluded and marginalised – and who is willing to engage people where they are, in terms of their thinking (i.e. their perspective of life) and location (i.e. where they hang out – be it on the streets, in the pubs and clubs or at parties etc).

Parish Coordinator – Ros Molloy

Church Armychurch_army

The Church Army is about sharing faith through words and action to transform lives by making Jesus famous.  Their focus is on the 7 out of 10 people who have little or no meaningful contact with church.

Parish Coordinator – Dave Fowler

Simeon’s Trusteessimeon

The Patron of Christ Church Portsdown is the Simeon’s Trustees.

Parish Coordinator – Stuart Davies

 

Children’s Societychildrens_soc_logo

Children’s Society works with and for children to help them deal with life’s harshest challenges and face the future with confidence.  There are many children in need in our own country who depend on our assistance which we promote through events like the Candlelit Supper and Christingle.

Parish Coordinator – Ann Dove

Isobel Booth-ClibbornIsobel

Isobel, with her daughter Shiisa, is one of our CMS mission partners working with the Viva Network in
Kampala, Uganda.

Uganda Parish Coordinator – Vacant

Rev Hellen Ogwalmission_general

Helen is one of our Mission Partners working in Lira, Uganda.  She is a school chaplain in Lira, Northern Uganda, where she runs a project supporting and assisting the education of 24 needy children, some of whom were victims of the infamous Lords Resistance Army.  Hellen’s birthday is 25th December, and she is praising God that on Christmas Day she also became a grandmother!

Parish Coordinator – Karen Davies

Roberts Centreroberst_ctr

The Roberts Centre is a child focused Charity in Portsmouth offering support and assistance to families who are homeless or where relationships have broken down.

Parish Coordinator – Margaret Baggs

Viva Networkviva_logo_white_on_blue

They create networks among Christians caring for children, because collaboration brings greater effectiveness.  Their work provides vulnerable children with more services of better quality.

Parish Coordinator – Vacant