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.

We are looking forward to the appointment of a new vicar in the near future.

In the meantime, services continue as usual led by our Assistant Priests, our Readers and other clergy from the Diocese.

Do come and join us we will make you welcome.

May God bless you, today and in the future.

Churchwardens and members of St. Cuthbert and St. Aidan’s Churches.

PARISH LEGAL TITLE – ST. CUTHBERT, PORTSEA

 

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FROM THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Mon 10 Genesis 29. 1-14
Tues 11 Genesis 29. 15-30
Wed 12 Genesis 29. 31-35
Thurs 13 Genesis 30. 1-24
Fri 14 Gen. Genesis 30. 25-43
Sat 15 Genesis 31. 1-18

CHRISTMAS CHARITY

Our Christmas Charity this year is Ickle Pickles Children’s Charity which works with neonatal units across Hampshire, including Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
One in eight babies are born prematurely – in the UK that’s over 90,000 babies every year. Ickle Pickles are the smallest and sickest babies who need intensive care in neonatal units.
Since 2009, the Ickle Pickles children’s charity has been raising money for the intensive care equipment that treats these babies and keeps them alive, they also support families who have spent time on the neonatal units.
The charity wants to ensure that every baby who accesses a neonatal unit has the best potential to go home with their family and that the doctors and nurses in these units have the best equipment to continue to carry out such a fantastic job.

TRADITIONAL CAROL SERVICES

Sunday 16th December

5.30pm at St. Aidan’s Church

6.00pm at St. Cuthbert’s Church

Please come along, everyone welcome.

READINGS SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

16th December Readings 3rd Sunday of Advent
Zephaniah 3.14-end, Philippians 4.4-7 and Luke 3.7-18

COMMUNITY CAFE

Community Café Christmas & New Year Closures.

Please note that our Community Cafés will be closed as follows:

Tuesday Cafe: Open until Tuesday 18th and then closed until Tuesday 8th January;

Monday/Friday Cafe: Open until Friday 21st December and then closed until Monday 7th January;

Wednesday Cafe: Open Wednesday 12th December and then closed until Wednesday 9th January.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

The outcome of voting for favourite trees at our recent festival was:

1st – Footsteps – Pigs in Blankets
2nd- Canine Partners – Amazing Dogs
3rd – Langstone Community Nursery – Sugar
and Spice

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”.

David Stemp.

Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Thu
Daily Prayer – Pray for everyone at the Christmas Lunch Club meal today that they will have a good time.
Dec 13 all-day
Community Lunch Club @ The Wells-Smith Room, St. Cuthbert's Centre
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Life Matters Social Group @ The Bradbury Suite, St. Cuthbert's Centre
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dec
14
Fri
Daily Prayer – Pray for those who work in and come into contact with the justice system.
Dec 14 all-day
Community Cafe @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Dec 14 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Dec
15
Sat
Daily Prayer – Pray for the deaf or hard of hearing.
Dec 15 all-day
Dec
16
Sun
Daily Prayer – Pray that those attending our carol services today will appreciate the real meaning of Christmas.
Dec 16 all-day
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Holy Communion @ St. Aidan's Church
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

DAILY PRAYER

 

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’.

 

 

Richard & Sheila Martin who run the Café on Wednesday mornings.

 

COMMUNITY CAFÉS

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.

 

Why not drop in and sample the wares next time you're passing. You're sure of a warm welcome.

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