About Us

Welcome to Simonsdale Presbyterian

Simonsdale Presbyterian Church is the HEART of the neighborhood. We are known for providing high quality educational programs for children and youth, from our award winning Wednesday night Christian Education program to our 4 Star Rated Preschool. Our Youth Group has always been strong and vigorous, a perfect place for young people to wrestle with their faith.

For 70 years the church has been central to the life of the Simonsdale neighborhood, which was originally established to house families as they moved to Portsmouth in order to work in the Naval Shipyard during WWII. The church was at the center of life for these families and this ethos continues today. Our church is very connected to its neighborhood.

We invite you to join us as we journey together along God’s path, following the footsteps of our brother Jesus, and rejoicing to be a part of the family of God.

SUNDAYS
Please join us for worship!
11:00 to 12:00
Our service is casual in feel with a blend of traditional and contemporary worship elements. We encourage everyone to come as you are as we raise our voices in joyful praise of our Lord! Children are welcome to stay in worship with their families, worship bags are provided filled with activities for busy little hands. Or if you prefer, children in Kindergarten and younger may be excused for Extended Session after the Time with Children.

Worship at Simonsdale is meaningful and special. Our choir is dynamic, often causing goosebumps to break out in the congregation. Pastor Martha preaches in a way that helps us to relate the scriptures to our everyday lives. But most importantly, we love coming together as a community and blending our voices together in praise! If you are looking for a church home, please consider adding your voice to ours as we worship God together.

CONNECT Children’s Program
Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30
CONNECT is a program for children age 3 through 6th grade which ensures they have a place, time and space where they can be nourished, worship God and grow in faith in a way that is comfortable and  fun! We will connect with others at we share fellowship over dinner. We will connect with our each other as we worship together. We will connect with God as we grow in our  faith, learning what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Our worship is vibrant and engaging. It is designed to be interactive, engaging the mind, body and spirit. Children are expected to wiggle, giggle and dance!