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
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
Thurs 5 Daniel.12. 1-6
Fri 6 Daniel.12. 7-13
Sat 7 Proverbs.1. 1-7
Sunday 8th December Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11.1-10, Romans 15.4-13
and Matthew 3.1-12
FRIDAY COMMUNITY CAFE
The Friday Community Café will be closed on the morning of 6th December as preparations for the Christmas Tree festival will be underway.
Will re-open on Monday 9th December as usual and the last café before Christmas will be on Friday 13th December.
LIFE MATTERS SOCIAL GROUP
Life Matters Social Group for over 55’s Thursday 5th December at 2pm (Last one this year, re-opens on Thursday 9th January 20
Christmas Fayre – 16th November
Thank you to everyone who helped with or attended the Christmas Fayre which raised a record sum of £2669.21.
This year the Church sent 78 shoeboxes to Teams4u for children in Eastern Europe.
The Corner Pre-School contributed 53 boxes and the Church, 25 boxes.
Thank you to everyone who donated.
This year we will be supporting Canine Partners (caninepartners.org.uk) who train assistance dogs who support people with disabilities, many of whom are wheelchair users.
These amazing dogs undertake simple tasks such as opening and closing doors, helping with shopping, paying at the counter, dressing and undressing their partner and even loading and unloading the washing machine.
Jenni and her lovely dog Lbe (Albie) came to visit Cuthbert’s at the 10.00 service on 24th November to tell us more about this amazing charity.
The photo shows (left to right) Vimto (CP dog under training), Sue Wells (CP volunteer), Jennie with Lbe, Allie Kerr (Vicar) Chris and Tim Seward, CP volunteers.
Please support our Christmas Appeal with a donation at one of the Christmas services at St. Cuthbert or St. Aidan’s Churches.
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, Carol and Kate, and
Lay Readers, Richard and Jane.
There is a prayer for each day in the ‘Upcoming Events’.
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”
Richard & Sheila Martin who run the Café on Wednesday mornings.
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.