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St Faiths Church


St Faiths Church is one of the two daughter churches in St Marys Parish. It is located next to Landport Community Centre, not far from the shopping centre in Commercial Road, at the end of Crasswell Street where the road turns a corner into Charles Street. It is easily recognised by its small minaret-style bell tower, and its curved glass entrance right on the street.


The church was built on this site in 1956/7 after a previous St Faiths was damaged beyond repair by wartime bombing. In 2005/6 a building project re-ordered the church, creating a very up-to-date building with a spacious and light-filled worship area, a large meeting room, excellent kitchen and toilet facilities, and full disabled access throughout. The newly built office near the entrance serves both St Faiths and the wider Parish, and the PA to the Area Dean, Julie Chapman, also works there every weekday.


St Faiths has strong links with the local community, and with the nearby Arundel Court Schools infant and junior, working as one federated school. We have very close connections to the Landport Community Centre which is next door, and share a courtyard between the two buildings. The community centre is run by a local association made up of residents and representatives of local organisations, including St Faiths. We have close links too with the residents in sheltered accommodation at Nicholson Gardens, where we hold a service every month on a Sunday afternoon, and with the Roberts Centre working with vulnerable families.


As well as our main service at 9.30am on a Sunday morning, we have midweek services on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 9.30am and on Friday evenings at 7pm. These services are centred on the Eucharist. Worship with an emphasis on healing take place on several Sunday afternoons throughout the year at 4pm. We have a small choir at our Sunday morning Eucharist and new members are always welcome. St Faiths is the parish venue for a number of other acts of worship or group activities, such as Advent and Lenten Reflections with Night Prayer, our exploring faith groups, The Journeys Prayer Group, and a Litany and Lunch Group. The British Orthodox Church meet for worship once a month on a Saturday morning. Evening Prayer is said at St Faiths each weekday at 5pm.


For More information on St Faiths Church please visit their website

www.portseaparish.co.uk