This month’s ‘From the Vicarage’ is more ‘news from the church’ than ‘views from the vicarage’, because there is a lot to report. At last month’s Annual Meeting, we said ‘thank you’ to Dave Fowler, who has completed seven years of service as our churchwarden, serving beyond the maximum time laid down in the Church […]
Adapted from the Christian Aid website. Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless […]
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. […]
“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 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 […]
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 […]
Join us at Christ Church for a meal and evening entertainment to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the women’s vote in England.
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 […]
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.
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 […]