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
Sat 18 Proverbs.13. 14-25
Sunday 19th January Readings – Second Sunday of Epiphany.
Isaiah 49.1-7, 1 Corinthians 1.1-9 and John 1.29-42.
Mon 20 Proverbs. 14. 1-11
Tues 21 Proverbs. 14. 12-24
Wed 22 Proverbs. 14. 25-35
Thurs 23 Proverbs. 15. 1-12
Fri 24 Proverbs. 15. 13-23
Sat 25 Proverbs. 15. 24-33
Sunday 26th January Readings – Third Sunday of Epiphany
Isaiah 9.1-4, 1 Corinthians 1.10-18 and Matthew 4.12-23
Sadly, Kate will soon be leaving our parish and transferring to the parish of St. Peter and St. Paul, Wymering and St. Philip’s, Cosham.
Please note that there will be NO 9am service on Sunday 26th January as we will be having a joint leaving service for Kate at St. Cuthbert’s at 10am followed by a buffet.
You are also invited to Kate’s induction service at 6.30pm on Sunday 9th February at St. Peter and St. Paul’s, Wymering. Everyone welcome at both services.
If you haven’t yet been confirmed and would like to arrange this, please speak to Allie who will be pleased to help you.
St . Cuthbert’s All Age Service
Our new monthly All Age Service will start on Sunday 19th January 2020 and will usually be held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Breakfast will be available from 9.30am with the service starting at 10am. This informal service will be accessible for people of all ages (it’s not just for children) and will include hymns, discussion, prayer and activities all based on a theme. As the service will not include communion we remind you that we will continue to have a communion service at 8am at St. Cuthbert’s or 9am at St. Aidan’s. There are four ways you can help. 1. Invite people to come along 2. Join the rota to help cook breakfast 3. Help with set up and clear away 4. Pray for this new opportunity. Thank you.
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’.
For the new decade we pray,
“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”
Sy Miller and Jill Jackson
ENCOMPASS: Fun, fellowship and faith for older people.
The third Tuesday in every month – 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Board Games, Crafts, Themed activities, Quizzes, Reminiscence and afternoon tea.
There will be a short service of worship.
We aim to be accessible for retired people of all ages and abilities.
If you need help with transport please ring Helping Hands on 07751 293 296.
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.