Come and celebrate Christmas with us. As well as our regular 8am & 10am Sunday services, there will be all the usual special services of Christingle, Carols, Nativity and Midnight Mass. Click on the posters for more details. Also on Sunday 31st December at 3pm we will be holding a Quiet Christmas service for those […]
St Mary’s Church will be publishing a book of local poems by local people on the subject of war and peace, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I next year. We are inviting people from Portchester (or with a Portchester connection) to submit poems which they have written. As well […]
Sunday Evening Discussion Group— starts this Sunday at 5.30pm down at church. It is for the next 4 weeks of Advent and is entitled ‘What are you waiting for?’ There will also be worship time plus soup and rolls.
On Sunday we held a special Thanksgiving and Praise service to congratulate Liz Smith who ran the Great South Run for us, to raise money for The Labyrinth, even the Mayor came along! This is an area in our graveyard where we bury people’s ashes and this money will go towards it’s upkeep. We also […]
This weekend is Remembrance Day. There will be a service in the Precinct on Saturday and at church on Sunday. On Sunday evening we will be holding a service of Holye Communion from the 1552 Prayer Book. Come along and experience what it would’ve been like at St. Mary’s under Edward VI.
This Sunday is All Saints Sunday. We will be celebrating this with a variety of services. 8am – Holy Communion 10am – Parish Communion 3pm – All Souls Service, when we remember those we have lost 6pm – Readings, hymns and reflections on the 5 Solas of the Reformation.
Worshippers at the 8.00am service at St Mary’s Church, Portchester were recently distracted during their prayers by objects continually being dropped on the wooden floor of the north transept. On investigation it was discovered that a starling had got in and was going along the capitals of the pillars and the window sills pushing off […]
Are you interested in history, music or religion? Here at St. Mary’s we are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his protest to the door of a church in Wittenberg. We start this Thursday 28th September with the film ‘Luther’ but there are also talks and music, with something for […]
This weekend is Harvest, come and celebrate the abundance of God’s Creation with us. We have lots of things going on not just church services. Saturday 9am-11am – Breakfast Kidz Klub down at Church Saturday 7pm til late – Harvest Supper & Barn Dance (£12.50) Sunday Services 8am Holy Communion with traditional Harvest Hymns 10am […]
It’s our All Age Service this Sunday and everyone is welcome! Come along and find out what we get up to! Then in the afternoon we will be walking over the hill to Southwick in commemoration of the monks who built St. Mary’s then moved! There’s even the opportunity to dress up as a monk!