Who we are

Who we are
We're a community of around 200 people of all ages and different backgrounds. We're glued together by a desire to build community around Jesus Christ and share our faith in Christ with others.

Our vision is to be:

  • a church that grows up towards God in worship and obedience;
  • a church that grows with one another in deeper community as we share in all that Jesus has done for us;
  • a church that grows out into the world sent by the Holy Spirit sharing the Good News of Jesus and the reality of the Kingdom of God in the Portswood locality, across the city where we live and work, and out across the world.
Many other mainstream churches would share this vision. What is distinctive to Portswood is the blend. Mix our vision, our values and the people in our church family together and something unique emerges. If you want to be part of all of this, we’d love you to come on this journey with us.

What are our core values?

The core values of Portswood Church bring together some key Bible-based beliefs and the way in which we see them at work shaping how we 'do church':
  • The centrality of Christ
  • Dependence on God in prayer
  • Mission - worldwide and where we are
  • Caring for one another
  • Learning together through Bible-based teaching
We long that these values will be seen working in every part of our life together as a Church.The Bible describes a local Church as God’s ‘building-project’, or as a body growing and developing. So we realise that there is a lot more to be built and plenty of scope for growth as we work together to make these values real in our community at this time. Maybe you could be part of it too?
Apprenticed to Jesus
“So what do you do with the rest of your time?” I love getting asked this because it means I get to talk about what I’m part of here, at Portswood Church
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