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.

 

Facebook: facebook.com/st.cuthbertsandst.aidan

 

Did you know that you can ‘LIKE’ our Facebook Page?

 

FROM THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Tues 17 Mark.10.46-52
Wed 18 Mark.11.1-11
Thurs 19 Mark.11.12-26
Friday 20 Mark.11.27-33
Sat 21 Mark.12.1-12

22nd September – Harvest
8am & 10am – Deuteronomy 26.1-11,
Philippians 4.4-9 and John 6.25-35.
9am – Proverbs 24, Proverbs 16; Psalms 19
and 119 and Matthew 6. 25 – 33

 

PENNIES FOR HEAVEN

Thanks to everyone who contributed to last
month’s total of £68.75 bring the Grand Total to £8219-13.

It’s amazing! Beulah

LIFE MATTERS SOCIAL GROUP

Life Matters Social Group for over 55’s
Re-starts on Thursday 19th September at 2pm

HARVEST FESTIVALS

St. Aidan’s Church – (All-Age Service)
Sunday 22nd September @ 9am
St. Cuthbert’s Church – (Holy Communion)
Sunday 22nd September @ 10am

During our Harvest Services we will be grateful to receive food contributions for Yew House and Hope House Homeless Charities and donation envelopes for our Harvest Charity – ‘Bees Abroad’ (see details below). There will also be an additional collection box in St. Cuthbert’s Church for ‘Bees Abroad’ donations.

This year at St. Aidan’s and St. Cuthbert’s we are supporting BEES ABROAD working in Kenya. The Mothers Union in St. Andrew’s Parish Church in Nanyuki work with trainers from the charity to equip members of the church and others who live in the surrounding areas to keep bees and use the honey and other wax products to benefit their households.

They are planning a 2 year project which will teach about keeping bees in hives, good pollination of the crops they grow and then harvesting and marketing with the added value of honey to support themselves.

A traditional Kenyan greeting – “Bee Blessed” 

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Two members of St. Cuthbert’s church, Richard & Sheila Martin Celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary during the 10 am Holy Communion Service in which they renewed their Wedding Vows.

Revd. Kate Marlow (Assistant Priest) led prayers of thanksgiving for the couple and gave a Blessing to Richard & Sheila’s marriage.

Following the service friends, family and members of the congregation enjoyed a buffet lunch in 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: bev.hill1@ntlworld.com

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, Allie, Carol and Kate,

Lay Readers, Richard and Jane.

There is a prayer for each day in the ‘Upcoming Events’.

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God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
Psalm 46.1.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
17
Tue
Daily Prayers – Pray for the Deanery Synod meeting and all our fellow Portsmouth churches.
Sep 17 all-day
Encompass – Fun, Fellowship and faith for older people. @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ENCOMPASS: Fun, fellowship and faith for older people.

The third Tuesday in every month – 2.00pm to 4.00pm
PROGRAMME
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.

Sep
18
Wed
Daily Prayers – Pray for those who think they have no future.
Sep 18 all-day
Community Cafe
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
19
Thu
Daily Prayers – Pray for the PCC meeting tonight.
Sep 19 all-day
Community Lunch Club @ The Wells-Smith Room, St. Cuthbert's Centre
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Sep
20
Fri
Daily Prayers – Pray for St. Joseph’s Church.
Sep 20 all-day
Community Cafe @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Sep 20 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
21
Sat
Daily Prayers – St. Matthew. Help us Lord to spread your love to others like Matthew the evangelist did.
Sep 21 all-day
Sep
22
Sun
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am

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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