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.
Happy Easter to you all.
Revd. Allie Kerr, Vicar
ST. CUTHBERT’S CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Following the Prime Ministers national broadcast on 24th March regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), St. Cuthbert’s Church and Centre as well as The Lodge at Anchorage Park are closed for Worship and all activities until further notice.
During this period of ‘Social Distancing’ due to the crisis we have now established a routine of daily prayer.
At 9:30am and 5:45pm we are Live Steaming a short service via Facebook (just ‘like’ St Cuthbert and St Aidan on Facebook).
On Sundays at 9:30 we will Live Stream a simple communion service.
Use the links in the Sections bar to view recordings of services after the services have been livestreamed.
UPDATE ON THE PEREGRINE FALCONS
Update on the Peregrine Falcons nesting in St Cuthbert’s Church Tower. The male bird was ringed, ‘black 67’ at Chichester Cathedral on May 17th 2016. He is therefore 4 years old. The female is not ringed.
Info from Eric Eddles and Russell Tofts who took the photo too.
We are really excited about the Peregrine Falcons which we hope are nesting safely at the top of our Church tower. There is no access & plenty of food so they will not be disturbed, this would be a great place to fledge any chicks.
Females lay 3 or 4 eggs in late March or early April & the eggs usually hatch between 29 & 32 days. At around 35-42 days the chicks will begin to leave the nest & learn how to fly, hunt & live as awesome Peregrines. About 2 months later they will be fully independent. Most Peregrines live to 5 or 6 years old. Peregrines were at risk of dying out during the 1960’s so we’re really pleased they are here. There are thought to be 1500 breeding pairs in the UK.
We hope you enjoy watching them.
Rev Allie Kerr & everyone at St Cuthbert’s.
These amazing birds are protected by
The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
and must not be disturbed.
For more information visit the RSPB website
Photo: Iona Kerr
Images to make us Happy!
Some photos taken by Members of St. Aidan’s and St. Cuthbert’s Churches to share with you.
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.)
Telephone: 07762 332226
Telephone: 07792 628478
Sue Wells, Bev Hill, Richard Shurmer,Vicar & Churchwardens.
Every day – pray for the Clergy – Allie and Carol and Lay Readers Richard and Jane.
A Prayer for each day is included in the Calendar.