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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

Family Skittles Night (Free event)

by Church Admin

There’s still plenty of spaces for the skittle night on Friday 30th June. This is a FREE yes FREE event, all you have to do is bring some food to share with everyone. Location : St. Mary’s Church Time:6.30pm It’s also an opportunity to say Goodbye to our curate and his family, Rev Mark Williams, […]

Portchester Gala

by Church Admin

It’s the annual Gala this Saturday, don’t forget to come and visit us in and around the church for fun, food and fare too!

Celtic Week – 5th June to 9th June

by Church Admin

Our weekday services will be in a Celtic style next week in celebration of St. Columba of Iona, who’s feast day is on Friday. Why not come along for something a little different ?