Diocese of Portsmouth

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  • Bishop opens school building named after him

    Bishop Christopher has opened a new school building which has been named in his honour. He formally opened the Christopher building at Charter Academy in the heart of Portsmouth - just a couple of months before his retirement Read more

  • Schoolgirl inspires families to donate Christmas treats

    An 11-year-old schoolgirl inspired staff and parents to donate hundreds of items towards a project to help the residents of local care homes. Evie Watson, from Leesland C of E Junior School, helped to drive the drive to collect Christmas treats. 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

  • ‘Lollipop lady’ chalks up 25 years

    A Gosport woman who works as a school crossing patrol outside a Leesland school has marked 25 years in the role. Bridget Bathe has served the community as ‘lollipop lady’ outside Leesland C of E Infant School for a quarter of a century. Read more

  • Mothers’ Union members show care for parents

    Members of the Mothers’ Union in Shedfield and Wickham showed their care for parents whose children were starting term at two local schools. They provided ‘Bags of Love’, which included treats for those dropping off their children at the reception classes in Wickham and Shedfield schools. Read more

  • PHOTOS: Prayers at the foundations of new school

    Bishop Christopher led a short, socially-distanced service of prayer at the foundations of the new Cornerstone C of E Primary School site in Whiteley. He was joined by Rev Philippa Mills, vicar of Whiteley Church, as well as local councillors, school governors and teachers, representatives of Midas Group, the construction company, and local MP Flick Drummond. Read more

  • Bishop to pray over foundations of new school

    Bishop Christopher will pray over the foundations of a new C of E school being built to cater for hundreds of families who will move into new homes in Whiteley. The prayer will happen on August 25,on the site of the new Cornerstone C of E Primary School. Read more

  • Peace Pole project draws together Year 6 pupils

    Year 6 pupils from church schools across the diocese have been taking part in a project to create Peace Poles during this academic year. Normally they would gather at our cathedral for a Leavers' Service, when they would take part in workshops and worship around the same theme. This year, they were unable to gather, but shared in a video that will be available for all pupils to watch, at home or at school, at the end of this term. Read more

  • Work starts on new C of E school building

    Work has started on a new building to accommodate pupils and staff from Cornerstone C of E Primary School in Whiteley Read more

  • Worshippers help school to feed families

    Churchgoers from Holy Trinity Church and St Columba, Fareham, have helped their local C of E school to feed families during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

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