Diocese of Portsmouth

News Stories

  • Island children act out the Coronation service

    Children from Bembridge C of E Primary School acted out the Coronation service during an act of collective worship in their school. Five-year-old Freddie and four-year-old Blossom played the parts of King Charles and Queen Camilla, two days ahead of the real thing Read more

  • Young people ring for the King

    Young bell ringers Pollyanna and Maxim will be among those ringing church bells to celebrate the Coronation of HM the King. They joined the newly-formed Droxford Bellringers as part of the national drive to find more people to ring bells to mark the Coronation. Read more

  • Churches gear up for Coronation weekend

    Worshippers are preparing to host civic services, picnics, music concerts and community events as they celebrate the Coronation of HM the King. Read more

  • Our diocese chosen as Growing Faith hub

    Our diocese has been chosen as one of 12 Growing Faith hubs across the country, we seek to make ministry and mission to children and young people integral to the work of the Church of England. Read more

  • New church hall will serve the community

    A new church hall adjoining St Nicholas Church in North End will serve the local community. Plans for the modern hall and garden space next to the church will be unveiled at an Open Day to be held on April 29. If approved, it will be linked to the church itself via a covered walkway and powered by an array of solar panels. Worshippers will showcase their plans, which include a large hall, small meeting room, disabled toilets, kitchen and an open space outside featuring a pizza oven. Read more

  • Gosport church provides hot meals for those in need

    Dozens of Gosport families have been helped by a project that offers a two-course hot meal to those in need. Christ Church, Gosport, are running the Kitchen Table each Monday. They create a nutritious meal from ingredients that supermarkets are unable to sell, including a vegan option and pudding. For Jessica West and her nine-year-old son, it has been a godsend. Read more

  • Families pack church for Easter fun day

    More than 100 children packed into St Faith’s Church, Lee-on-the-Solent for an Easter extravaganza that included crafts, songs, activities and fun. The two-hour session in Holy Week involved families decorating Easter biscuits, experiencing the sensation of hammering nails into wood and creating Easter gardens. Read more

  • Kind residents donate Easter eggs for families in need

    Kind worshippers, businesses and community groups have donated 750 Easter eggs to help families who are in need. The chocolate eggs will be handed out to parents who might not otherwise be able to afford to buy them for their children. The appeal was co-ordinated by St Mary’s Church in Fratton, who handed over the eggs this week to staff from the Roberts Centre in Landport to distribute. Read more

  • Mosaic cross dedicated in churchyard

    Worshippers have dedicated a Celtic mosaic cross in the churchyard at St Mary’s, Brighstone, on the Isle of Wight. A team of people used wood and coloured glass to create the impressive cross, which now stands alongside a path used as a thoroughfare by people in the village. It was created by a team that included those from the church and local community, and was dedicated on Palm Sunday. One part of the cross was inspired by David Attenborough’s Wild Isles documentaries. Read more

  • Helping your church reach net zero carbon

    We have the great honour of caring for some truly beautiful buildings and churchyards, which have been the hearts of their communities for generations, centuries or even a millennium. Read more

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