Diocese of Portsmouth

Come celebrate Christmas at Church

Come Celebrate Christmas at Church

Christmas is a special time of the year, and for churches across our diocese, and across the country, its the time where the birth of Jesus is celebrated through various services, parties and meals.

All of the events listed below are open to all, and a few may need booking into beforehand. You can also find out about Christmas services near you by visiting A Church Near You, and entering your postcode in the search box.

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Celebrate Christmas at church


#FollowTheStar is the Church of England’s 2019 Christmas campaign. Thousands of Christmas services and events will be taking place in churches all over the country in the run up to Christmas.



“For many of us, Christmas brings up so many emotions, memories and expectations. We have one nativity story, but it can seem like we all have very different Christmases.

“For you it might be a time of joy and togetherness. Or perhaps it’s all about planning and to-do lists. Many others can find it a sad and lonely time – nagged by the feeling that your Christmas is not like those ‘perfect’ ones we see in the media.

“But just like the unexpected assortment of people who were invited to meet the baby Jesus, #FollowTheStar doesn’t ask you to be perfect. It says: come just as you are to take the life-changing Christmas journey.”

Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu