We are an evangelical church, which means we believe the good news of Jesus Christ saving us. We are located in the Eastney region of Portsmouth, which is a beautiful seafront city.
Our church is made up of people from lots of different backgrounds who all have one thing in common that we follow Jesus Christ. We are a friendly and caring community.
We hope you find out what you need to know about Jesus and us on this website. You can get in touch on the contacts section or come along to the church. You will be very welcome.
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We meet together on Sundays and our time starts with songs and prayers. We then have a focussed time listening to a talk on a passage from the bible. Sunday morning service starts at 10.30am and usually finishes at 11.45am. There are children's groups for pre-schoolers (Little Fishes) and primary aged children (Discoverers). Refreshments are available after the service as people tend to stay around to chat. Once a month we have an evening communion service at 6.30pm.
Prayer is an important part of the life of the church. There are many opportunities to prayer together. Fortnightly on a Thursday at 7.30pm we meet for prayer at the church. We also have Prayer Mornings twice a year on a Saturday. There are prayer triplets and personal prayer groups. Please speak to a deacon for more information.
House groups meet fortnightly to look deeper into the bible and to encourage one another. Different groups meet at various locations so speak to one of the deacons if you want to get involved. A ladies bible study group runs fortnightly on a Tuesday morning and Men's Breakfast meet periodically on a Saturday morning for breakfast followed by a short discussion on a passage of the bible.
On Sunday mornings the children join the adults for the first 20 minutes of the service then go to their own age appropriate groups to learn more about God. Little Fishes is for pre-schoolers and Discoverers is for primary school aged children. All the team members are DBS checked and follow the Church's Safeguarding Policy.
Our family orientated Messy Church runs once a month on a Sunday afternoon starting at 3.30pm. it consists of fun activities, games and a short talk followed by a children's meal and coffee/tea and cakes for the adults. It is a friendly group and everyone is welcome. Be prepared to get messy though!Learn More
Sparks is a carers and toddlers group that runs term time on Thursdays 10am-11.30am. There are activities for the children and toys galore. Snack is provided and there is a bible based story time. The friendly team would love to welcome you and your little ones.Learn More
A discipleship group for teenagers. We meet most Sunday afternoons at Chris and Persis' home for bible study and fun and food. Please speak to Chris and Persis for more information.
Our coffee morning is open everyone Friday morning 10.30am-12noon. It is a relaxed morning with refreshments and chatting. The friendly team and members would love to see you there.
This is a luncheon club that runs once a month on a Wednesday. A lovely hot lunch is provided and followed by a short talk about God from one of the members of the team.
A baking club based on bible stories for Primary school aged children. This is run periodically so check the website for upcoming sessions.Learn More
Ladies bible study: 10.15am Visionworks rehearsal: 7.30pmLearn MoreNov 20, 2018
Sparks: 10am Prayer group: 7.30pmNov 22, 2018
Coffee morning 10.30amLearn MoreNov 23, 2018
Sunday Morning Service: 10.30amLearn MoreNov 25, 2018
Pastor and Elder
Deacon with Eldership Responsibility, Treasurer
Deacon with Eldership Responsiblity, Safeguarding Officer
Deacon, Church Secretary, Coffee Morning Leader
Deacon, Mens Breakfast Leader
Messy Church Leader
Bake through the Bible Leader, Discoverers Leader
Lunchtime Lounge Leaders
Teen Scene Leaders
The church members are committed to these truths of historic, biblical Christianity. The Bible contains many different issues that make us think deeply and require a response from us. The Church leaders would welcome the opportunity to discuss any questions or queries you may have.Statement of Faith
There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory.Statement of faith - God
God has revealed himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone. Every word was inspired by God through human authors, so that the Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all matters of belief and practice.Statement of faith - The Bible
All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity and worth. Their greatest purpose is to obey, worship and love God. As a result of the fall of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and all men and women are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and hostile to God. Every person is therefore under the just condemnation of God and needs to be born again, forgiven and reconciled to God in order to know and please him.Statement of faith - Humans
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all his words are true. On the cross he died in the place of sinners, bearing God’s punishment for their sin, redeeming them by his blood. He rose from the dead and in his resurrection body ascended into heaven where he is exalted as Lord of all. He intercedes for his people in the presence of the Father.Statement of faith - The Lord Jesus Christ
Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. It has been accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ and is offered to all in the gospel. God in his love forgives sinners whom he calls, granting them repentance and faith. All who believe in Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted into the family of God and receive eternal life.Statement of faith - Salvation
The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply his work of salvation. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the Scriptures. He indwells all believers, brings assurance of salvation and produces increasing likeness to Christ. He builds up the Church and empowers its members for worship, service and mission.Statement of faith - The Holy Spirit
The universal Church is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all who are saved belong. It is made visible in local churches, which are congregations of believers who are committed to each other for the worship of God, the preaching of the Word, the administering of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; for pastoral care and discipline, and for evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between churches exists only where they are faithful to the gospel.Statement of faith - The Church
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches by Christ as visible signs of the gospel. Baptism is a symbol of union with Christ and entry into his Church but does not impart spiritual life. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith.Statement of faith - Baptism and the Lord's Supper
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment and the righteous will be welcomed into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God. God will make all things new and will be glorified forever.Statement of faith - The Future