Our Mission

As a church across the parish we are working hard through our praying, seeking and thinking together to discover what it means be alive in sharing God’s love in the community.  Our faith is in God through trusting Jesus Christ and seeking to know God today through the presence of the Holy Spirit.  But what does this mean in reality as individuals and as a local church which is part of a much bigger church in Portsmouth and in the world?

Mission Action Planning

Every week we pray in the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy will be done” – so, to help us try and seek God’s will we’ve embarked on a programme of Mission Action Planning (MAP).   Made up of over 60 regular worshippers, our six MAPing Development Groups are helping us to think about what we need to do so that our church life expresses the reasons, from the Bible, the Church of England understands itself to exist; these are known as the Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.

We think the following Marks of Mission are excellent reasons from the Bible to guide all we do:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom;
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers;
  • To respond to human need by loving service;
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation;
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

Our MAPing groups are helping us consider what they means in terms of:

  • Youth;
  • Families;
  • Elderly Frail;
  • Worship;
  • Organisation & Communication;
  • Buildings & Resources.

Church Alive

Church Alive
Church Alive is for anyone who seeks a weekly service of modern worship and contemporary music including real coffee and breakfast pastries served from 10.20am. The service of relaxed and informal worship starts at 10.45am during which there is opportunity to think, discuss and be creative, or just sit, listen and enjoy the friendship, music,...

Read more ...

These are some other areas of our church life mission -

Schools

Schools
Church Life Schools Our local schools are so valuable and we want to support them within the community.  Six infant or junior schools and one secondary school and sixth form college. We are privileged to share in the life of three Church of England schools through our Church Foundation Governors, clergy team and at Assemblies....

Read more ...

Giving

Giving
Church Life Giving Over sixty groups and community activities are listed in this website. Everything we do is made possible by you. Your contribution to the life and work of the church makes a difference – thank you for all you give.  Below you'll find ways to give but first may we encourage you to...

Read more ...

Our Overseas Partners

Our Overseas Partners
Church Life Our Overseas Partnerships Thank you for giving over £2000 for Christian Aid Week, May 2021 Partnerships with Communities in AFRICA & SOUTH AMERICA Striving towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals in pursuit of the love and justice of God’s Kingdom, we’re pleased to be partnering communities in Burundi and Peru until 2023. GREAT...

Read more ...

Fairtrade & Ethical

Fairtrade & Ethical
Our Mission Fairtrade and Ethical Traidcraft Offering a range of food produce and gift items, our Traidcraft stalls are run monthly. Special orders can also be made for regular requests or special gifts. Visit the Traidcraft web site to see the range of products available, and for more information. ... and our coffee is ethical...

Read more ...

The Alverstoke Trust

The Alverstoke Trust
Founded in 1969 The Alverstoke Trust exists to assist residents in Alverstoke Parish when they are in a time of need, hardship or distress by making small grants. The Trust exists for all who live in the parish regardless of background or faith.

Read more ...