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Advent Fayre 2017

by Matthew Doe

Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming more than a hundred people from the community for a variety of activities including talented singing, quality food, market stalls and a chance to meet an angel. Thank you to everyone that was involved in organising such a positive event.

From the Vicarage: December

by Matthew Doe

For the last six months my time has been divided as I have served a half-time secondment as Interim Minister in the parish of Warblington with Emsworth, whilst continuing my ministry at Christ Church. Warblington with Emsworth has two churches. Thomas à Becket, Warblington has very traditional services, so I have been singing Matins and […]

Mission of the Month: The Children’s Society

by Matthew Doe

From the Children’s Society Right now, in Britain today, there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. They feel alone in the world, like they just don’t matter. This is a lonely place for them, where it is easy to feel overwhelmed. These are the children and young people […]

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. […]

School Pastors

by Matthew Doe

Photographed at Christ Church Portsdown on 15th November, are Roger Banks on the right, a member of Christ Church, and Revd John Mills who is one of the trustees of the Street Pastor and School Pastor organisation in Portsmouth. Roger, a trained School Pastor himself, is handing over a cheque on behalf of Christ Church Portsdown to […]

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 […]