Diocese of Portsmouth

Easter, the cross in front of stained glass window


The Easter story is at the heart of the Christian faith. On Good Friday, we remember that Jesus died, sacrificing himself so we could be forgiven for the things we do wrong. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate that he rose again from the dead. We tell the joyful stories of the women and men who discovered the empty tomb, and celebrate the final proof that Jesus was and is sent by God to save us.

Across our diocese, churches are hosting all kinds of services and events to help us remember what happened 2,000 years ago. See below for details. We also love to share stories about how God has influenced and transformed lives in our diocese. Read those stories here.

Holy Week

Holy Week resourcesVisit our page for resources for use during Holy Week, as well as links to online services taking place in the lead up to Easter Sunday.

Upcoming Events

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Video resources

Journey with the ‘Bible Society’ this Easter and follow in the footsteps of Jesus’ followers as they travel from Jerusalem to Emmaus. You’ll find storybooks, films and fun church activities to accompany you along the way.

Reflections on the empty tomb

The Rev Andrew Goy, former curate from Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn, reflects on the empty tomb as part of a visit to the Holy Land by our curates in January 2018: