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
INTRODUCING REVD. ALLIE KERR
I am delighted to be the new vicar of St Cuthbert’s and St Aidan’s and am really looking forward to getting to know all of you.
My husband Adrian and I have 4 daughters, Natalia 24, Bekah 22, Jess 21 and Iona 19, our family also includes Andy, Mat, Zena (our daughter’s partners) and Joseph our 3-year-old grandson.
I have been a vicar since 2009, first in Poole and for the last 7 years on the Isle of Wight. In addition to parish responsibilities I have been Area Dean, Associate Mission Development Officer and have served in various roles including Diocesan Synod, Bishop’s Council, and Homeless Shelter Co-ordinator. Before ordination I worked in retail management.
I discovered faith aged 17, my church background is eclectic including Roman Catholic, non-denominational churches, an ecumenical church and ranges from very informal to much more traditional. I became an Anglican when feeling called to ordination because of the mission opportunities and the privilege of supporting people for baptisms, weddings and funerals.
I am so looking forward to working with you all to share the good news of Jesus with our community through our words and actions. I am looking forward to seeing what God will do in St Cuthbert’s, St Aidan’s and our wider community in the next few years.
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
Thurs 18 1 Peter. 3 1-7
Fri 19 1 Peter 3. 8-12
Sat 20 1 Peter. 3.13-22
Sunday 21st July – 5th Sunday after Trinity.
Colossians 1.15-28 and Luke 10. 38-end.
Mon 22 1 Peter.4.1-11
Tues 23 1 Peter.4.12-19
Wed 24 1 Peter.5.1-7
Thurs 25 1 Peter.5.8-14
Fri 26 2 Peter.1.1-11
Sat 27 2 Peter.1.12-21
Sunday 28th July – 6th Sunday after Trinity.
Colossians 2.6-19 and Luke 11.1-13.
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
Well done everybody, the next tthousand has arrived! With £90.50 added this month the grand total is £8045,78.
Onwards and upwrrds to thenext thousand.
Thanks to all who contributed . Beulah.
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 saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
Genesis 1. 31.
Thank you, God, for answering our prayers and sending us Allie Kerr to be our new Vicar.
Help us to welcome her and her family into our fellowship at St. Cuthbert’s and St. Aidan’s. Empower her with your Holy Spirit to lead us in the way you would have us go.
For ourselves Lord we ask that you will make us receptive to change, new challenges and growth.
We pray for your grace to set our hearts so that we will be willing to offer ourselves in joyful service to you.
We ask all this in Jesus name. Amen
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.