City Life Church is a passionate, lively and loving, Christian church with a contemporary flavour and an expansive vision.




CLC wants to make a lasting difference locally, nationally and globally. The church is situated in the heart of Portsmouth and attracts people of all different ages, nationalities and backgrounds from across the city and its surrounding areas.

We are a community of people who are in process. We have imperfect messy lives, but we are pursuing and experiencing a transforming relationship with Jesus and with each other.

Our Story

In 1640 a small group of believers started meeting together in a cottage.  The cottage was in Old Portsmouth, and they met to pray, fellowship and share in God’s word. This is how Our Story began.

Little did they know that this tiny seed that was planted would eventually grow into a mighty oak that would bring about tremendous transformation in so many lives.

Over 375 years on, the church continues to stand tall and impact the city of Portsmouth and nations around the globe. This rich heritage is a powerful foundation that has given us an influential and credible voice both locally and nationally.

City Life is a place where you can come and rest in God. A place full of welcome, honour, love, compassion, joy and friendship. A place where you can grow and learn and a place to help and give back.

Beth Carr

The best church I've ever been to. A really caring and fantastic family. If you need a hug and a kind listening ear,
this is the church for you!

Gail Marshfield

Awesome church which moves in the spirit with a great worship team and Biblically challenging word every week!

David Harman

City Life is a second home and extended family. It's always warm, welcoming and friendly.

Maria Burchell

I love the Spirit led worship every Sunday

Paul Borer

It's very excepting of people and non judgemental! Would encourage anyone to try this place for themselves if they are struggling or needing new friendships

Ben Robinson

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