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.
Do come and join us we will make you welcome.
May God bless you, today and in the future.
Revd. Allie Kerr, Vicar – Tel:023 9307 1792
HOW TO FIND US
ST. CUTHBERT’S CHURCH is situated at the junction of Hayling Ave. and Lichfield Road, Copnor, in Portsmouth. PO3 6DE.
ST AIDAN’S CHURCH meets in The Lodge Community Centre, close to the Morrisons supermarket in Anchorage Park, Portsmouth, PO3 5UB.
Further details can be found in the “Services” Section of the website.
FROM THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Mon 24 Proverbs.25. 15-28
Tues 25 Proverbs.26. 1-16
Wed 26 Proverbs.26. 17-28
Thurs 27 Proverbs.27. 1-17
Fri 28 Proverbs.27. 18-27
Sat 29 Proverbs.28. 1-14
Sunday 1st March – Readings
First Sunday of Lent
Genesis 2.15-17, 3.1-7,
Romans 5.12-19 and Matthew 4.1-11
Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2020
Each year, our bishop organises a Lent Appeal to help one local and one global good cause. Worshippers from our diocese donate money and hold fundraising events to support those charities.
This year’s Lent Appeal is about protecting our environment through prayer, action and giving.
Full details are available on the Diocesan website at https://www.portsmouth.anglican.org/lentappeal/
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
The APCM will be held in St. Cuthbert’s Church on Sunday 8th March 2020 at 11.30am. During this meeting we will receive the annual report for the previous year and will also elect churchwardens, Deanery synod and PCC representatives for the coming year. All are welcome to attend and everyone registered on the Electoral Roll is eligible to vote.
(New PCC Nomination forms are now available at both churches. At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting we are to elect, two churchwardens, two Deanery Synod Representatives and twelve P.C.C. Members at least two of whom should be worshippers at St. Aidan’s).
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE – 26th February
Service (with ashing) in St. Cuthbert’s at 7.00pm led by The Revd. Allie Kerr and accompanied by our music group.
Everyone Welcome. In order that the ash may be prepared, please return last year’s palm crosses by Sunday 23rd February.
Lent lunches will be held in St. Cuthbert’s church from 12 noon to 1.15pm each Saturday during Lent. All donations to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal (see notice). Come and join us for home-made soup and good company.
What people say about St. Cuthbert and St. Aidan’s churches…
“… I love St Cuthbert’s because of the family feel within and the wonderful bespoke services”.
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:
Telephone: 07762 332226
Telephone: 07792 628478
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”.
Every day – pray for the Clergy, Allie, and Carol
Lay Readers, Richard and Jane.
There is a prayer for each day in the ‘Upcoming Events’.
“Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee.”
Frances Ridley Havergal
Open every week during the early spring.
On Monday, and Friday mornings, there is a Community Café at the back of the church from 9 - 12.30 pm.
(Nb. Not public holidays)
On Tuesdays the Community Café is in the Wells-Smith Room on the second floor from 9 - 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.