Every Sunday morning people from all over the city and beyond, gather together because of Jesus to worship Him and to love and serve one another.  All are welcome to join us!

What to Expect

We meet at the John Pounds Centre, just off Queen Street in Portsmouth city centre (PO1 3HN) at 10:30AM.  During our time together we sing, read from the Bible, share encouragements, listen to teaching straight from the Bible, take communion and pray for the city and for one another.

If you don’t feel comfortable coming into a big hall not knowing anyone, or you’re concerned about COVID-19, you can watch online here.

Our main service ends at 12pm, when we grab something to drink and catch up with our church family. If it is your first Sunday with us, be sure to introduce yourself to our guest team (if they haven’t said ‘Hello’ already).  Why not let us know if you’re planning a visit by giving us your details:


Our Sunday Morning services are tailored for the whole family. We are a growing church and are blessed to have many babies born over the last few years.  We prioritise supporting parents with their children, wanting church to be a relaxed and friendly environment for all.  We have an area with soft toys for parents and babies (0-1 year) in our main hall which can be used during the service.

We also run the following groups for our children during the service:

for babies and toddlers aged under 3 years old

in the Board Room (Kids Corridor – Right Hand Side)

(children under 1 need to be accompanied by an adult)

for children aged 3 to 5

(including Grade R)

in the Art Studio (Kids Corridor – Left Hand Side)

for school years 1 – 6

in the Kids Hall (Kids Corridor – Very End)

for school years 7-11

in the Café

(youth leave later during the service – watch out for the team)

All our children’s groups aim to provide children with a fun atmosphere and a focus on praise and learning more about our great big God! Our Under-18 ministries start during the service – so watch out for the teams our Christ Central Kids t-shirts, or check with our Welcome Team.

Sunday Morning Car Parking

The John Pounds Centre is well served by many public car parks in and around the area. If you come to our St James’ Street entrance you can pick up a free JA Parking Permit for the local streets.


John Pounds Centre

23 Queen Street



10:30am – 12noon