CHRISTMAS

@ ST. AIDAN’S

Sunday 16th December

Traditional Carol Service: 5.30pm

Christmas Eve – 24th December

Midnight Communion: 11.30pm

CHRISTMAS

@ ST. CUTHBERT’S

Sunday 16th December

Traditional Carol Service:  6.00pm

Christmas Eve – 24th December

Crib Service: 4.00pm

Midnight Communion: 11.30pm

Christmas Day – 25th December

Christmas Communion: 10.00am

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

Monday 17 Gen. 31.19-42
Tuesday 18 Gen . 31.43-55
Wednesday 19 Gen. 32. 1-21
Thursday 20 Gen. 32. 22-32
Friday 21 Gen. 33. 1-20
Saturday 22 Gen. 34. 1-17

 

READINGS SUNDAY 23rd DECEMBER

4th Sunday of Advent
Micah 5.2-5a, Hebrews 10.5-10
and Luke 1.39-55

 

 

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.

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: Closed until Wednesday 9th January.

YEW HOUSE

Could I gently remind you about our “Putting Action into our Prayers” by our support to Yew house. Please look at the back of the church to see which items are needed to supply breakfasts, clothing and toiletries for the Homeless. May I also take this opportunity to thank the people who so generously contribute week by week. Beulah.

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
17
Mon
Daily Prayer – Pray that everyone concerned with the Brexit negotiations will work together for the best result for all.
Dec 17 all-day
Carols @ The Lodge @ St. Aidan's Church
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
18
Tue
Daily Prayer – Pray for the lonely at Christmas.
Dec 18 all-day
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Community Cafe @ Wells-Smith Room, St. Cuthbert's Centre
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Encompass – Fun, Fellowship and faith for older people. @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ENCOMPASS: Fun, fellowship and faith for older people.

The third Tuesday in every month – 2.00pm to 4.00pm
PROGRAMME
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.

Dec
19
Wed
Daily Prayer – Pray that we have increased faith at testing times.
Dec 19 all-day
Dec
20
Thu
Daily Prayer – Pray for work among the homeless at this time of year.
Dec 20 all-day
Community Lunch Club @ The Wells-Smith Room, St. Cuthbert's Centre
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Life Matters Social Group @ The Bradbury Suite, St. Cuthbert's Centre
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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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