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

SERVICES AT ST.CUTHBERT’S CHURCH.

During August we shall continue having Holy Communion (bread only) in our 9.30am morning services. Sorry, you still need to book a place so, please let Anne know if you would like to come on August 16th.  anne.gard@yahoo.co.uk or on 023 9282 8612.

Remember – The Church of England are now “strongly advising” that everyone wears a face covering to services in church. Allie will wear a visor so we can all see her smiley face and anyone lip reading is helped. Can you please come prepared or we can give you a disposable face mask when you arrive?

Thank you. 

From August 9th we are going to get together after the service in the vicarage garden, so please bring your own coffee or tea and keeping 2 metres apart we can chat with each other. Pray for continuing good weather! 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Our hearts are not large enough to hold all the blessings that God wants to give us.

Max Locarno

COMING TO ST CUTHBERT’S IN JULY 2020

Coming to St Cuthbert’s in August 2020, during the corona Virus Pandemic.

Firstly and most important – if you have any symptoms of Covid19 please do NOT come to church.

 The Sunday morning service will start at 9.30am.

Please arrive between 9.20 and 9.30am.  Please do not come too early and congregate outside with others.  There may be a need to queue so please stay 2 metres from the person in front of you.

Please enter via the glass door and inside single church door, both of which will be open so you do not need to touch anything.

We will then help you to sanitize your hands.

You will then be shown to your chair, put out at the required distance apart.   Obviously, those who live in the same household can sit together.

Please resist the temptation to move to talk to anyone else.

In the service we are not able to sing, use orders of service, enjoy social interaction after the service, so no coffee can be served.

The toilet will be open.

The service will be put up on a screen and led by Allie.

You will then be asked to leave, not all together, by the vestry door and hand sanitized on the way out.  Again, try not to congregate in large groups outside the church.

 Please keep socially distanced at all times.

Thank you for your help in these strange times.   Enjoy being nearly back!

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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.)

SAFEGUARDING REPRESENTATIVES:

Sue Wells
Email: sue.wells2@ntlworld.com

Telephone: 07762 332226

Bev Hill
Email: Bev.hill1@ntlworld.com

Telephone: 07792 628478

SAFEGUARDING TEAM

Sue Wells, Bev Hill, Richard Shurmer,Vicar & Churchwardens.

DAILY PRAYERS

Every day – pray for the Clergy – Allie and Carol and Lay Readers Richard and Jane.

 

A Prayer for each day is included in the Calendar.

 

The Spirit lives to set us free,

walk, walk in the light.

Damian Lundy

Aug
10
Mon
Daily Bible Reading – Acts 1:1-14
Aug 10 all-day
Daily Prayer – Pray for any children’s holiday clubs.
Aug 10 all-day
Aug
11
Tue
Daily Bible Reading – Ps 48:1-11, Acts 1:15-end
Aug 11 all-day
Daily Prayer – Pray for all those who lost their jobs and that more jobs will become available.
Aug 11 all-day
Aug
12
Wed
Daily Bible Reading – Acts 2:10-21
Aug 12 all-day
Daily Prayer – Pray for those working in job centres trying to match jobs with potential workers.
Aug 12 all-day
Aug
13
Thu
Daily Bible Reading – Acts 2:22-36
Aug 13 all-day
Daily Prayer – Florence Nightingale – Thank you for all nurses and pray more may enter the profession.
Aug 13 all-day
Aug
14
Fri
Daily Bible Reading – Acts 2: 37-end
Aug 14 all-day
Daily Prayer – Pray for those struggling to provide food for their families
Aug 14 all-day

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