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 arrival of our new Vicar Revd. Alison (Allie) Kerr. We expect that Allie will move to Portsmouth and be licensed by the Bishop in June 2019.
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
APPOINTMENT OF OUR NEW VICAR
“The Bishop of Portsmouth has appointed the Revd. Alison (Allie) Kerr to the post of Vicar of St Cuthbert, Copnor and St. Aidan, Anchorage Park in Portsmouth Deanery.
Allie is currently Interim priest in charge of Newport St John, Area Dean, and Mission Development Officer for the Isle of Wight. We expect that Allie will move to Portsmouth and be licenced by the Bishop in June 2019.
Please keep Allie, her family and the communities of Newport, Copnor and Anchorage Park in your prayers during this time.”
We are thankful that the time without a vicar in place will be remarkably short. Your prayers have been a great help.
Allie is experienced both pastorally, in leading a church congregation and in reaching out into the community. A resounding testimony to Allie’s work with young people is the clear evidence of their loyalty to her, along with how they have been helped through her ministry. Allie will, no doubt, tell you the story of her faith journey in her own words, as we get to know each other and relationships grow.
Having a new Vicar is exciting but also requires all of us to have open minds for new developments. We have prayed for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to find our vicar.
We can now welcome Allie and her family. So, with her, let’s continue to seek the Spirit’s leading and inspiration for each of us to contribute to spreading the gospel into our community; to build fellowship and to give honour God in our worship together.
Anne Gard – Church Warden
FROM THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Mon 18 Exodus.17.8-16
Tues 19 Exodus.18.1-12
Wed 20 Exodus.18.13-27
Thurs 21 Exodus.19.1-13
Fri 22 Exodus.19.14-19
Sat 23 Exodus.19.20-25
READINGS SUNDAY 24th February – 2nd Sunday before Lent.
Genesis 2.4b-9, 15-end, Revelation 4 and
ST. CUTHBERT'S HELPING HANDS
We now have a vacancy as chair of our volunteer group. Could you help us fill the gap or know anyone else who could? The chair does not have to be a volunteer with us or attend church as it is a community group but involves about 4 meetings a year and chairing the AGM. We are a very jovial committee and are keen to keep Helping Hands going.
Please talk to Val Clubley, Chris Caws or Anne Gard for more details or ring 07751 293 296.
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
The APCM will be held in St. Cuthbert’s Church on Sunday 3rd March 2019 at 11.30am.
During this meeting we will receive the annual report for the previous year and will also elect churchwardens and PCC members for the coming year.
All are welcome to attend and everyone registered on the Electoral Roll is eligible to vote. (Please return your forms to Bev Hill by 24th February)
(PCC Nomination forms are now available at both churches. At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting we are to elect, two churchwardens and twelve P.C.C. Members, at least two of whom should be worshippers at St. Aidan’s).
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, Carol and Kate, Lay Readers, Richard and Jane, Bryan, in training and Church Wardens, Malcolm and Anne and there is a prayer for each day in the ‘Upcoming Events’.
The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?
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.