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Cafe Church this Sunday (21st Jan)

by Church Admin

Come along this Sunday at 10am for coffee, croissants and find out what we might be up to in 2018! There’s no communion at this service but there will be at our 8am & 4pm services.

Christmas Services

by Church Admin

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 […]

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 […]