From the Vicarage: October 2021

For those of you that attended our recent Harvest celebration, or that watched online, you will remember that we were encouraged to reflect on the generosity of God, of his abundant and continued provision in, through and for his creation, and to see all of creation...

From the Vicarage: September 2021

In both of our churches we continue to review the restrictions that were put in place to keep us safe at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are now well into step 4 of the government’s lockdown release.This has seen a move from legislation to individual and...

From the Vicarage: August 2021

Welcome to this first shared magazine for the parishes of St John’s Purbrook and Christ Church Portsdown, another step in the growing relationship between our two parishes. Since the start of the pandemic we have not been able to distribute a printed magazine. Now, as...

From the Vicarage: July 2021

On the last Saturday of June it was a joy and a privilege to be at Portsmouth Cathedral for the ordination to the priesthood of our Curate, Matt. As I arrived, my phone helpfully advised me that it was two years since I had last been in that place – another symptom of...

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

St John’s APCM will be held on Sunday 4th July. This will now be included in the 9.30 service. We need to elect 2 churchwardens and 4 PCC members. If you would like a nomination form for any of these vacancies, or a copy of the annual report, please speak to the...