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Are you a poet ?

by Church Admin

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 […]

‘What are you waiting for?’

by Church Admin

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.

The Labyrinth

by Church Admin

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 […]

Remembrance Weekend

by Church Admin

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.

All Saints Sunday (5th November)

by Church Admin

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.

Protesting starling disrupts Reformation Day service

by Church Admin

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 […]

The Reformation

by Church Admin

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 […]

Harvest Weekend (22nd-24th Sept)

by Church Admin

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 […]

Sunday 23rd July – All Age & Parish Pilgrimage

by Church Admin

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!

Free Summer Lunchtime Concerts

by Church Admin

Our popular Summer Lunchtime Concerts have started and YES they are free (with a retiring collection) Our Tea Room will also be open serving hot & cold food and drinks. For more details of these and other upcoming musical events see our Music Page  or click below to read more about the lunctime performers