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– Welcome to Christ Church, Gosport – a classic Church of England parish! –

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Christ Church is closed for public worship, private prayer and visitors.

In light of the Prime Minister’s national address on Monday 23 March 2020 and the announcement from the Archbishops and Bishops, Christ Church Gosport is now closed until at least 14 April 2020 – this includes for any form of worship.

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Wednesdays: – Communion; 1000 Sundays: – Communion; 0800 – Parish Communion; 0930 – All-Age Communion (3rd Sunday); 1000

Christ Church, Gosport - East End

By “classic” We mean that we reflect the spirit of the Church of England as it has long been understood: traditional, but modern; reflective and engaged, but also fun; not too “high” church and not too “low church”; a proper “parish” church, where the bulk of the congregation live very locally and many of them have lived here all their lives (but also love to welcome newcomers and learn from them!)

Here at Christ Church, you’ll find classic Church of England features: a building with beautiful stained glass windows and all the traditional bits and pieces, but also a coffee corner and children’s corner. A classic Parish Communion Service, and a monthly All-Age Communion and a church school. Church fairs and socials………and of course, the odd fall-out – but everybody mucking in and keeping everything (mostly!) going and growing………

Christ Church is united with Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road – a church in the Anglo-Catholic [smells and bells!] tradition, with worship conducted in a circle around a central altar.

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Pastoral and Parish Reorganisation

After many months of discussion, the Scheme for Pastoral Reorganisation was “made” on Monday 13th January. This begins a notice and preparation period of six months, so that by July 13th this year, our two parishes will be united with Forton, and create one new parish. The current proposals are that Holy Trinity and Christ Christ remain parish churches, and St John’s, Forton becomes a “Mission Hub” (a centre for community, innovation and new forms of worship, refurbished and renewed by a grant from the Church of England’s “Strategic Development Fund”). There will also be brand new clergy and lay leadership posts, some also funded by the “Strategic Development Fund”. The hope and expectation is that this will bring new life and growth to the church in our part of Gosport, and complement more tradition forms of worship and ministry with new and innovative forms. Father Andy Davis will not be part of the new parish. He is to be Parish Priest in Bramley, Guildford.

Departure of Fr Andy and Chris Davis

It was with mixed emotions and after a lot of thought and prayer, that Fr Andy and Chris decided that it was time for them to go. Fr Andy has finished ministering in Gosport and is to be Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Bramley in the Diocese of Guildford.

Due to the coronovirus pandemic, Andy is due to be Licensed via Skype on Thursday 23rd April (St George’s Day).

After thirty years of ordained ministry in Portsmouth Diocese, and nearly thirteen years as Vicar of Christ Church and Holy Trinity, there are many personal and pastoral memories; some sorrows, but countless joys.

From the bottom of their hearts, Fr Andy and Chris thank everyone for their support and friendship, and for all the joys, sorrows, love, laughter, tears, worship and prayer that has been shared.