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
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
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.
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,
Lay Readers, Richard and Jane.
There is a prayer for each day in the ‘Upcoming Events’.
God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
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.
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.