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From the Vicarage: April

by Matthew Doe

A few weeks ago, at half past seven on a Monday evening, my wife and I were returning from a week away in Yorkshire. It had been a cold snowy week – we managed to coincide our week away with the visit of the Beast from the East, but it had been a good week. […]

Mission of the Month: Barnabas Fund

by Matthew Doe

“On 14th March we passed seven years of war in Syria, which is a longer period than the Second World War. During those 2,555 days, more than 360,000 foreign fighters, from 90 countries all over the world, gathered in my land to fight us who were living in peace. More than half a million people […]

From Our Curate: A Holy Land Reflection

by Matthew Doe

From Our Curate: A Holy Land Reflection I recently embarked on a Pilgrimage to the land of the Holy one, Israel. Alongside my fellow Portsmouth Vicars I arrived physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. As well as my role Curate (Vicar in training) here at Christ Church I also have full-time secular employment, I run my […]

Mission of the Month: Tearfund

by Matthew Doe

TEARFUND IS A CHRISTIAN CHARITY CALLED TO FOLLOW JESUS WHEREVER THE NEED IS GREATEST They work tirelessly to help communities around the world escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. And they believe that the same people facing these troubles, also have the best idea as to how they can overcome them. Tearfund […]

From the Vicarage: February

by Matthew Doe

This year, for the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday will be on Valentine’s Day. At first glance the two seem completely at odds with each other. In Cleveland, Ohio, for example, the church has suggested that schools hold their traditional Valentine’s Day dances a day early and combine them with a celebration of Shrove […]

Mission of the Month: Church Mission Society

by Matthew Doe

In February we are supporting the Church Mission Society (CMS). Church Mission Society is a community of people in mission who want the world to know Jesus. To find out more about the Church Mission Society and the good work they do click here.

From the Vicarage: January

by Matthew Doe

Welcome to 2018! As we look to the year ahead we do so, as always, with an element of uncertainty. Some of us will have definite plans in place already – maybe a holiday, or a family wedding. Some of us from Christ Church are looking ahead to a visit to the Holy Land, others […]

Mission of the Month: Leprosy Mission

by Matthew Doe

  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. Thanks to gifts left in Wills, Shudeepta can […]

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.