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
Fri 18 Daniel.2.1-15
Sat 19 Daniel.2.16-23
Sunday 20th October Readings – 18th Sunday after Trinity
Genesis 32.22-31, 2 Timothy 3.14-4.5
and Luke 18.1-8.
Mon 21 Daniel.2.24-30
Tues 22 Daniel.2.31-38
Wed 23 Daniel.2.39-45
Thurs 24 Daniel.2.46-49
Fri 25 Daniel.3.1-7
Sat 26 Daniel.3.8-18
Sunday 27th October Readings – Bible Sunday
Isaiah 45.22-end, Romans 15.1-6
and Luke 4.16-24.
An exciting new Youth Café will be starting in St. Cuthbert’s Church on Sunday 10th November from 6 -7.30pm and then on 24th November and 8th December.
From January the café will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. This will be an informal fun group with games and snacks available to buy.
If you are interested in coming along or would like further information, please speak to Allie Kerr.
ALL SOULS' SERVICE
Our annual memorial service will be held on Sunday 3rd November in St. Cuthbert’s Church at 3pm.
Everyone is invited to come and remember loved ones who have died. You will be given the opportunity to light a candle and hear their name read out in memory.
You are also invited to stay for tea and cake after the service.
Baptism – 20th October at 12 noon – Betsy Rose Watson will be baptised in
St. Cuthbert’s Church next Sunday. Please pray for Betsy and her family as they prepare for this important occasion.
Members of the congregation are encouraged and very welcome to attend this service.
PLANNED GIVING SCHEME
St. Cuthbert and St. Aidan’s Churches rely on the generosity of the members of the Church Family for its income. This is how we pay all the bills and resource our ministry and mission.
Thank you all for your support during the past year and we hope you will continue to support your churches financially in 2020.
We will not be having a ‘Planned Giving’ Sunday this autumn and will instead be moving to a wider ranging appeal for people’s time, talents and planned giving to be held in the new year.
For those who give using the weekly or monthly envelopes, new envelopes will be available in time for the first Sunday of January.
For further information concatct: Barry Day – Planned Giving Recorder (Tel: 023 9282 1470)
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’.
The seasons change with no help from us!
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.