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Welcome! We look forward to seeing you:-

 St Francis, St Nicholas and St Mark's Churches are Open 

Normal Sunday and mid-week communion services 

 As you will see, a number of measures have been taken to assist hygiene precautions and social distancing. 

Please familiarise yourselves with these on arrival at the building (and there may be a distanced queue outside). 

 Hand sanitisers have been affixed to walls/pillars near the entrance. There is a one way system at the entrance/exit. Seats where you may sit have been marked with coloured tape. Two people from a household/bubble may sit together. There is a maximum of 2 people per pew/row of chairs, and masks can be worn while moving around the church.


Communion will be in one kind only. There is no physical sharing of the Peace. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you! Those who can't come we will miss, but pray for, of course.


 Revd Bryan Hackett

(Team Rector)

St Nicholas Church is Open

 Worship in the Home

For those of us who are still cautious or being shielded worship at home will continue to be the new normal.  There are regular  services streamed from across the Deanery.  At the moment there is no live streaming from Saint Nicholas Church.  In time when we have the finance for the technology we will begin this service.

Worship in Church


Here at Saint Nicholas Church we are developing new ways of worshipping to accommodate the vulnerable over 70 (not shielding)  as well as those less vulnerable to COVID 19


·       To help us in planning please could you let me know ( if you are intending to be at a service so we can plan accordingly  and not have to ask people to not enter (which we wish to avoid). 

Please be aware the reality is that the re-opening will not yet be a return to what we were before – there will be no opportunity to gather socially and chat, or to sing, use service books etc.

If attending please :

·       enter by the South Door,

·       sanitise your hands, and go straight to a seat.

·       Please respect other people and their space.

·       Exit is via the back door (mobility scooter exit is via the South Door, please wait to be guided out.)


On Sundays


9.30am Said Holy Communion

(a service for the vulnerable over 70’s)


11am Said Holy Communion

(a service for less vulnerable where those with children may attend) Please remain in your bubbles!


We are limited with how many can attend (29).  

There is space for visitors at both services. Please let us know if you would like to attend.


Children are welcome, and they must remain with their parent/carer  and under their supervision

We are sorry that they cannot wander round the building.

We appreciate this is not ideal, but hope you understand.

There is a toilet available please sanitise your hands before entering.

Outside the Church there are distance spots to wait on and the gate has been closed so that members of the public cannot walk through those waiting to attend church .   There are also distance spots outside the back door and you must not congregate there. You are encouraged to follow Government guidance on gatherings etc and not meet in groups of more than 6 (socially distanced) or 2 Households.

Still keeping you in our prayers as journey on through the pandemic
Many blessings,
Reverend Sam Duddles


 C of E Guidance also states:

"Each communicant should also be encouraged to sanitise their hands before and after removing their face covering to receive the bread, and before and after putting it on again.

The bread should only be administered into the hand with care being taken by the president not to touch communicants’ hands. If this does happen, both the president and communicant should sanitise their hands immediately."

It is therefore suggested you carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser with you for this purpose.

Church of England's Daily Prayer on the National Website - Click here

 Celtic Daily Prayer from the Northumbria Community - Click here


 Portsmouth Cathedral are Live Streaming Services - Click here 

Also Church of England Online Services available - Click here

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Please click here to download our Safeguarding Policy

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We are so glad you have looked us up!  We hope you will enjoy browsing this site. The North End Team is a living community, with a great deal going on.  

We have a Community Cafe  at Saint Marks Church. Your second cup of tea is free!     Come and stay as long as you like, a warm welcome awaits you, weekdays 10 - 1pm.

Across the parish we have various social groups, a Choir and a Music Group, Fayres and Fetes, Barn Dances and Quiz Nights, International links... please do look out for our events as we would love to welcome you if you visit us.

If you would like to book a  Baptism or Marriage please do get in touch with us, or maybe you have a loved one who is sick or dying, please do let us know as we would love to support you in prayer. 

At the heart of the life of the Church is worship.   Our Sunday Services are the centre of the life of the Parish. Everything else that happens flows from them.  Anyone of any age, background, ability, race or sexuality is always welcome. No-one gets left out here.

Please pray for the North End Team and its people...and come to meet us soon!

Who are we?

We are a team of three Anglican (Church of England) churches who serve a parish of 20,000 people in the north of the city of Portsmouth (UK).   We are Three Churches, but One Parish, called to 'Meet Others, Worship God and Serve Portsmouth'

We are members of the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth.


What do we believe?

We think of ourselves as just ordinary people who have discovered that a spiritual life is a better life.  We hope that you'll discover, with us, more about the God who creates us, heals us and sustains us.

To learn about the kind of Christians we are striving to be, please click here

The mission of the Church of England is:

  • proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom
  • teaching, baptising and nurturing new believers 
  • responding to human need by loving service 
  • seeking to transform unjust structures in society 
  • striving to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustaining and renewing the life of the earth