Unity in mission - Portsmouth Methodist Church, Portsea Island
The three Methodist churches on Portsea Island are pooling resources to enhance their missional impact.
Copnor, Eastney and Trinity Methodist Churches will now become mission centres for the new Portsmouth Methodist Church.
The culmination of this 18-month process was celebrated at a launch service last month at Trinity Methodist Church. The well-attended service was led by the Revd David Muskett, deputy superintendent of the East Solent and Downs Circuit.
The service featured groups from the church including the Zimbabwean Fellowship, the Junior Church, and a newly-formed singing group. The celebration was followed by tea and cake.
The Revd John Mills said: "All three church councils voted unanimously to become Portsmouth Methodist Church and to share our resources; human, financial and spiritual. In joining together we have a better chance of responding to God’s call presented by the missional opportunities within the city."