Diocese of Portsmouth

Parish stories: Live | Pray | Serve


This is where we've embedded videos and stories from our parishes, chaplaincies and schools which exemplify the vision behind Live | Pray | Serve.

Could you record a video showing the great work that is happening in your parish, chaplaincy or school as part of our diocesan strategy? You can upload it to your parish, school or chaplaincy social media account using the hashtag #liveprayserve, and we'll share it from there. Or you can upload it to your Youtube channel, let our communications team know, and then we can embed it onto this page:

Celebrating our identity in Christ, where we speak about our vocations, illustrated by Kate Lloyd Jones, who was a student on Portsmouth Pathway at the time of recording. She sensed God's call to ordained ministry:

The Rhythm of Prayer, illustrated by our bishop's senior staff in their daily prayers:

Working to develop the spirituality of children in our church schools, illustrated by Horndean C of E Junior School:

Learning from the skills and gifts of others, illustrated by the Lent Lectures organised by St John the Baptist Church, Shedfield:

The Rhythm of Prayer, illustrated by St George's Church, Waterlooville:

The Rev Ali Morley illustrates our commitment to environmental sustainability by explaining how worshippers in the Haven Benefice are preserving God's planet

How rehearsing and performing plays and pantomimes can cement an authentic community spirit, illustrated by Havant Passion Plays and St Francis, Leigh Park, and St Clare's, Warren Park:

Feeding those in need, illustrated by St Margaret's Southsea, Harbour Church and St Jude's Southsea:

Church becoming the focal point of community, illustrated by St Wilfrid's Church, Cowplain:

Growth in the lasting impact of digital worship, illustrated by St Luke's Church, Southsea: