WELCOME TO ST. CUTHBERT AND ST. AIDAN’S WEBSITE.

We are Church of England churches located in the North East corner of the ‘island’ of Portsmouth.

St. Cuthbert’s serves the community around the Baffins area and St. Aidan’s the Anchorage Park area of the parish.

The parish is a member of Inclusive Church, and want everyone to feel welcome to join us on Sundays or at activities on other days of the week.

Our new Vicar, Revd. Allie Kerr, will be licensed in St Cuthbert’s Church on Tuesday 16th July at 6.30pm. More details nearer the time.

In the meantime, services continue as usual led by our Assistant Priests, our Readers and other clergy from the Diocese.

Do come and join us we will make you welcome.

May God bless you, today and in the future.

Churchwardens and members of St. Cuthbert and St. Aidan’s Churches.

PARISH LEGAL TITLE – ST. CUTHBERT, PORTSEA

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DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Mon 18 Exodus.26.26-37
Tues 19 Exodus.27.1-8
Wed 20 Exodus.27.9-21
Thurs 21 Exodus.28.1-14
Fri 22 Exodus.28.15-30
Sat 23 Exodus.28.31-43

READINGS SUNDAY – 24th March –

 3rd Sunday of Lent

Isaiah 55.1-9, 1 Corinthians 10.1-13 and Luke 13.1-9

 

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019
The focus of the Lent Appeal this year will be Mental Health, and the support of people, especially children and young people, with mental health difficulties. The principal recipient of this year’s Lent Appeal is ‘Heads Together’, a national coalition of eight charities. These include Contact, working particularly with the military community, and Mind, with experience in this field for over 70 years. We shall also support local charities working in our area among people, especially children and young people, facing mental health challenges. As in previous years you are welcome to make suggestions for local charitable groups. More information will be available by 10th March.

GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION

Valerie & Malcolm Clubley were joined by many relatives and friends to celebrate their Golden Wedding during the 10am Holy Communion Service on Sunday 10th March.

During the service the Rev. Kate Marlow gave the couple a special blessing during the service which was followed by a reception in the church.

SAFEGUARDING

St. Cuthbert’s church is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and creating protective and supportive environments where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey in safety.

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and adults of the Diocese of Portsmouth and Church of England policy and practice.

Our parish policy which includes Disclosure & Barring (DBS) checks on those who work with young people and vulnerable adults s administered by the Safeguarding Team which is a subcommittee of the Parochial Church Council (PCC.)

PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS:

Sue Wells
Email: sue.wells2@ntlworld.com

Telephone: 07762 332226

Bev Hill
Email: bhill@pafg.org.uk

Telephone: 07792 628478

SAFEGUARDING TEAM

Sue Wells, Bev Hill, Barry Day, Richard Shurmer & Churchwardens.

What I like about St Cuthbert and St Aidan’s churches is …

“… the warm, and friendly welcome from the “meet and greet” team at services and other church events”.

David Stemp.

DAILY PRAYER

Every day – pray for the Clergy, Carol and Kate, Lay Readers, Richard and Jane, Bryan, in training and Church Wardens, Malcolm and Anne and there is a prayer for each day in the ‘Upcoming Events’.

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God above us
God beneath us
God around us
God within us
Iona Abbey Worship Book

Upcoming Events

Mar
21
Thu
Daily Prayer – Pray for those with eating disorders and that we may respect the gift of food.
Mar 21 all-day
Mar
22
Fri
Daily Prayer – “Time for work, time for prayer. May we learn to honour each in its own right time” (Margaret Silf)
Mar 22 all-day
Community Cafe @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Mar 22 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Mar
23
Sat
Daily Prayer – Pray for the people and leaders in Venezuela.
Mar 23 all-day
Mar
24
Sun
Daily Prayer – Lord, keep my eyes always open to signs of faith in unexpected places. (Michael Mitton)
Mar 24 all-day
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Holy Communion @ St. Aidan's Church
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Mar
25
Mon
Daily Prayer – Pray for charities who help children with cleft palates.
Mar 25 all-day
Community Cafe @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Mar 25 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm

Richard & Sheila Martin who run the Café on Wednesday mornings.

 

COMMUNITY CAFÉS

Open every week during the autumn!

 

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, there is a Community Café at the back of the church from 9am and 12.30 pm. (Nb. Not public holidays)

 

On Tuesdays the Community Café is in the Wells-Smith Room on the second floor from 9.15am to 12.30pm.

 

All the cafes serve a range of drinks, cakes, snacks and light lunches – we have a variety of teas; a selection of quality coffees and also hot chocolate! Cold squashes also available.

 

Why not drop in and sample the wares next time you're passing. You're sure of a warm welcome.

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