Here you will find all the up-to-date information regarding how Christ Central is responding to COVID-19. This will be regularly updated as more information is released, so please do keep checking this page for information you may need.

We are now gathering physically at the John Pounds Centre and continuing our Live Stream online.  Here are some of the things that we have done and you can do to keep the risk of Covid-19 transmission down:

  • Tea and coffee is taken outside (when weather permits) or in the main hall where the ceilings are higher.
  • Communion is individually portioned.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at several stations around the centre.
  • Masks and a one way system are recommended when in corridors and public areas.
  • A live stream of the service is played in the cafe area should you wish to join with us but not be in the hall with too many people.
  • Lateral Flow Tests are available for free at any pharmacy should you wish to test before and/or after attending one of our gatherings.
  • The NHS Test and Trace app will provide automatic notifications if you have been in close contact with an individual who has subsequently tested positive.

Offering and Requesting Support

To meet some of the needs of those who have been told to self-isolate, we have set up a support framework which will match those in need of support, with others who are in the best position to provide it.  The buttons below give you the opportunity to both ask for support and/or to offer help to others.  Each button will take you to an e-form, which we would ask you to complete and submit. Then, a member of the team will contact you to make an initial response and get the process started. If you have any questions about this, please email the church office.

Join Us Online

While some of our church family are still unable to gather together physically at the moment, most of our meetings will continue to take place through the Christ Central Church Youtube channel, which can be accessed at Meeting and information updates are being made available on our public Facebook page

Just like in the real world all our events are publicly and freely accessible and you will be able to both watch and participate in them, sometimes interactively!

You Tube:

Our main Sunday morning meetings will be hosted on the Christ Central Church Channel. We also share regular updates, and a daily encouragement on this channel. If you subscribe to this channel, you can receive notifications when we are about to go live.

Sunday Morning: our service starts at 10:30am, as usual, whether you are joining from the comfort of your living room sofa or in person at the John Pounds Centre.

Did you know? Our website hosts some of our preach back catalogue.  Listening to previous Christ Central preaches – a great way to while the hours away if you’re having to self-isolate. Visit our Sermons Page to find out more. 

Lunchtime Prayer: We gather online on Tuesdays at 12 noon for half an hour to pray together and catch up. This is a great time to get support, hear from one another and to seek God during this time. Meeting ID: 820 6648 1860 Password: prayer

Life Group:  Your Life Group is a key way to stay connected and to ensure that we are supporting one another. Sign up at

How do I contact the church?

The easiest way to contact the Church Office is by email – We have access to our office telephone number (023 9320 0184) – if we don’t answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you. You can also send a text message to our mobile number (078 8084 0580).  You can also find us at the Acorn Bookshop at 109 Palmerston Road, Southsea.  The bookshop is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1000 – 1600, and our office is open on the Tuesday and Thursday.

During our live broadcasts – we would love to know who is watching along with us. Please say hi in the chats – and why not send us your pictures, showing how you are taking part.

If you would like us to stay in touch, please let us know here.