On Sunday April 22nd 2018, the combined congregations of our three mission centres joined together at Trinity for a service to formally launch the new Portsmouth Methodist Church. The service was lead by Rev. John Mills and Rev. David Muskett (Deputy Superintendant Minister, East Solent and Downs Circuit) and included contributions by Deacon Laura Evans, Joan Mason (Circuit Steward), Barbara Noakes (Circuit Steward), The PMC singing group, the Junior church, singers from the Zimbabwean Methodist Church Fellowship (who meet at Copnor and lead us singing two well known hymns in Shona) and Father Paul Armstead (vicar of St. James Church, Milton). Below are pictures of this wonderful occasion.
Rev. David Muskett opens the service.
The PMC singing group lead the congregation in a hymn.
The congregation join in the singing.
Rev. John Mills giving his message.