Diocese of Portsmouth

News Stories

  • Church leads regular worship group in school

    Volunteers from St Barnabas Church in Swanmore lead ‘Worship Wonders’ – a lunchtime group introducing children to the Christian faith in their local school. Dozens of children sing, pray and learn together. The church has also launched a group for parents, babies and toddlers, meaning it's at the forefront of our developing work with children and young people. Read more

  • 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

  • Bishop helps to open new island school

    Bishop Jonathan helped to officially open the new Freshwater and Yarmouth C of E Primary School. The £4.5m building was created as a purpose-built school for pupils from across West Wight. The official opening included an act of collective worship led by pupils throughout the school. Read more

  • Schools take part in Lights of Hope project

    Church schools across our diocese were involved with a project based on a ‘Light of Hope’ art installation, which was suspended above Winchester Cathedral’s nave between October and January. It inspired pupils across Hampshire to create their own miniature lights of hope. Read more

  • Ryde pupils prove themselves to be global citizens

    Pupils from Oakfield C of E Primary School in Ryde have shown they have what it takes to be global citizens. They’ve worked hard on projects such as recycling, beach cleans and welcoming Ukrainian refugees. Read more

  • ‘Sunday School prompted me to join church school’

    It was partly Sharon James’s experience of teaching at Sunday School in her church that prompted her to teach in a church school. Now, after 17 years at St Alban’s C of E Primary in West Leigh, she’s pleased she made that choice. Read more

  • Teacher loves to see children’s progress through school

    As a Year 6 teacher, Tamara Goddard loves to see the progress that pupils make as they journey through Cornerstone C of E Primary School. The former dancer explains why she loves teaching, in our series in which we talk to those who teach in our church schools. Read more

  • Teaching in church schools is a vocation

    Teaching is a vocation, and teaching in our church schools is often a specific vocation. Among those who spoke in our recent diocesan magazine about why they went into teaching was Elizabeth Chambers, now headteacher at Bembridge C of E Primary School, on the Isle of Wight. She talks about what makes a C of E school different. Read more

  • ‘Bringing RE alive is such a privilege’ says island teacher

    Beth Feltham is head of RE at the Bay C of E School in Sandown on the Isle of Wight. She explains why she feels called to help bring the subject alive to pupils at her school. Read more

  • Hundreds of pupils mark the end of church school

    Year 6 pupils from church schools across the diocese are attending workshops and worship in our cathedral to mark the end of their primary school career. The children took part in workshops that echoed our diocese’s Ten Ten project to encourage ‘life in all its fullness’ during this academic year - taken from John 10:10. Read more

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