WELCOME TO ST. CUTHBERT AND ST. AIDAN’S WEBSITE.
We are Anglican (Church of England) churches which are located in the North East corner of the ‘island’ of Portsmouth.
PARISH LEGAL TITLE – ST. CUTHBERT, PORTSEA
St. Cuthbert’s Church, Copnor has served the community which has grown up around it, for 100 years.
The parish is a member of Inclusive Church, which is an organisation that advocates for the full inclusion of all people in the Christian churches, regardless of ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. More broadly, it seeks to raise awareness about the ways that people feel excluded by the Church.
St. Aidan’s Church was ‘planted’ on the new housing development of Anchorage Park to the North of the parish in 1992.
The Clergy and Congregation at either of our churches will be delighted to welcome you, both on Sundays or at activities on other days of the week.
Our Vicar and his wife; Revd. Canon David & Revd. Canon Jeanette Power retired on 30th September 2018 and we are currently without a Vicar until a new appointment is made.
St. Cuthbert’s vacancy will be advertised nationally in December and interviews will be held in early February 2019.
We anticipate that the successful applicant will be appointed shortly after the interview process and following a three month notice period in their current position, will inducted as Vicar of St. Cuthbert’s in the early summer of 2019.
In the meantime, services continue as usual and will be led by our part time Assistant Priests, our Readers and retired clergy from the Diocese.
There’s a lot going on! Do get in touch, as we’d like to meet you in person if at all possible.
May God bless you, today and in the future.
Churchwardens and members of St. Cuthbert and St. Aidan’s Churches.
FROM THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Thursday 15th Gen. 17. 15-27
Friday 16th Gen. 18. 1-16
Saturday 17th Gen. 18. 17-33
Monday 19th Genesis 19. 1-22
Tuesday 20th Gen. 19. 23-38
Wednesday 21st Gen. 20. 1-18
Thursday 22nd Gen. 21. 1-21
Friday 23rd Gen. 21. 22-34
Saturday 24th Gen. 22. 1-24
Would you like to join a group playing the hand bells for the Christmas Tree Festival on Sunday 2nd December in the afternoon?
If so, please come along to St. Cuthbert’s church after next week’s (18th) 10am service or let me know of your interest.
Anne Gard 023 9282 8612.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
To be held this year on Friday, 30th November 1 – 5p.m.
Saturday 1st December 11 a.m. – 5 30 p.m.
Sunday 3rd December 1 – 5 p.m.
Book dates in your diary now and join us. If you would like to purchase one of the trees (£15) after the festival please contact
Suzanne Davis on 07821 626 747
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”.
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.
Every day – pray for the Clergy and Readers of our parish – Carol, Kate, Richard, Jane and Bryan and there is a prayer for each day in the ‘Upcoming Events’.
To you, O Lord, I offer my prayer; in you, my God, I trust.
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.