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
WE ARE ON OUR WAY BACK TO CHURCH, BUT SLOWLY, SLOWLY………
Our first service will be at St Cuthbert’s Church on July 12th at 9.30am, when St. Cuthbert’s and St.Aidan’s will worship together.
This will not be a Holy Communion service. To enable us to remain 2 metres apart from each other numbers attending have to be limited to 40.
If you would like to come to this service please ring or email Anne by Friday 02392828612 or
email@example.com It is worth a try for this Sunday and then contact about July 19th.
Anne will then give you details about arriving, possible queueing, hand sanitizing etc.
Many churches across the country have decided not to open so we do ask that you can be flexible
with the arrangements and enjoy our worship together.
We will not have a Holy Communio service at 8am or Tuesday morning service till at least September.
God is love and the most loving thing we can do for each other at this time is to protect each other. This will all be reviewed in 2/3 weeks’ time.
The new internet has been installed so all services from now on will be live streamed or
recorded from church.
That is Sundays at 9.30am, Morning prayer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am and Evening prayer on Tuesday and Thursday at 5.45pm.
See you there.
COMING TO ST CUTHBERT’S IN JULY 2020
Coming to St Cuthbert’s in July 2020, during the corona Virus Pandemic.
Firstly and most important – if you have any symptoms of Covid19 please do NOT come to church.
The morning service on July 12th 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!
Images to make us Happy!
Some photos taken by Members of St. Aidan’s and St. Cuthbert’s Churches to share with you.
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.)
Telephone: 07762 332226
Telephone: 07792 628478
Sue Wells, Bev Hill, Richard Shurmer,Vicar & Churchwardens.
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.