Diocese of Portsmouth

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  • Specially-written song helps mark church’s 900th anniversary

    Singers from Igloo Music have helped worshippers from St Nicholas Church, Wickham, to mark its 900th anniversary by writing a special song. It was recorded remotely from people’s homes and aims to celebrate the role of the church’s bells. The anniversary year will conclude with a special service on December 6th. Read more

  • Gavin Collins to be the Bishop of Dorchester

    The Ven Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of the Meon, will be the new Bishop of Dorchester, it was announced today. Gavin, who has been archdeacon in our diocese since 2011, will be consecrated in January. Read more

  • Vouchers scheme to help those in need this Christmas

    Churches are joining forces with local charities, schools and businesses to help vulnerable families and others in need this Christmas. The annual Christmas vouchers scheme has been expanded to help the needy in this most difficult of festive seasons. Read more

  • Nominate your heroes for cathedral carol service

    Do you know someone who has been a hero during 2020, helping others through the pandemic? You could nominate them as a Pompey Hero, and then could get invited to a special carol service at our cathedral, which aims to celebrate those who have made life easier for others during this difficult time. Read more

  • Living Advent Calendar tells Nativity story

    Amateur writers and actors from the Havant area will tell the story of the birth of Jesus in a novel way this Christmas. They'll record 26 separate monologues, each featuring a character from the Nativity story, one of which will be released onto Youtube every morning throughout Advent. The project is an initiative of Havant Passion Play, which has already performed three outdoor plays telling the story of Jesus's life in 2015, 2017 and 2019 Read more

  • Rugby players to the rescue!

    The Locks Heath Pumas come to the rescue of Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy and their overgrown school grounds. Read more

  • Denmead worshippers knit poppy tribute

    Villagers in Denmead knitted more than 1,500 poppies, which have been draped over the church’s entrance as a tribute to those whose sacrifices we remember on Remembrance Sunday. The Great Poppy Knit kept people very busy during the first lockdown. Read more

  • Gosport worshippers help to feed the needy this Christmas

    Worshippers from Holy Trinity Church, Gosport, will be helping to feed needy families this Christmas after donating to a local project. Crisis Food Gosport has been collecting and handing out food since the start of lockdown, and will be putting together special hampers for Christmas Read more

  • Ten-year-old donates hair to charity

    Ten-year-old Rebecca Patis had her hair cut for charity - donating her long locks to a charity that helps to create wigs, as well as raising funds through sponsorship. The Hart Plain Church worshipper can't wait to show off her new look to friends. Read more

  • Cathedral to host Remembrance Sunday service

    Our cathedral will host a Remembrance Sunday service, which will be live-streamed to all. Other churches around the diocese will also offer digital Remembrance Sunday worship as we remember the sacrifices made by others to preserve our freedom Read more

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