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.

Our new Vicar, Revd. Allie Kerr, will be licensed in St Cuthbert’s Church on Tuesday 16th July at 6.30pm. More details nearer the time.

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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DAILY BIBLE READINGS

Sat 23 Exodus.19.20-25

Mon 25 Exodus.20.1-17
Tues 26 Exodus.20.18-26
Wed 27 Exodus.21.1-11
Thurs 28 Exodus.21.12-21
Fri 1 Exodus.21.22-30
Sat 2 Exodus.21.31-36

READINGS SUNDAY – 3rd March Sunday next before Lent.

Exodus 34.29 – end, 2

Corinthians 3.12-4.2 and Luke 9.28-43a

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Ash Wednesday Service – 6th March

Service (with ashing) in St. Cuthbert’s Church at 7.30pm led by Revd. Kate Marlow and accompanied by our music group.

Please come along as we begin the season of Lent.

In order that the ash may be prepared, please return last year’s palm crosses by Sunday 3rd March.

MESSY CHURCH

Messy Church – Saturday 2nd March 2 – 4pm.

Join us for craft, activities, games and refreshments and invite your friends, family and neighbours. If you would like to help with the set-up, activities, refreshments or tidying away then please speak to Rachel Milne on 023 9282 2711.

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).

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019
The focus of the Lent Appeal this year will be Mental Health, and the support of people, especially children and young people, with mental health difficulties. The principal recipient of this year’s Lent Appeal is ‘Heads Together’, a national coalition of eight charities. These include Contact, working particularly with the military community, and Mind, with experience in this field for over 70 years. We shall also support local charities working in our area among people, especially children and young people, facing mental health challenges. As in previous years you are welcome to make suggestions for local charitable groups. More information will be available by 10th March.

ANCHORAGE PARK COMMUNITY CAFE

Anchorage Park Community Café Saturday 2nd March 2 – 4pm

@The Lodge All welcome for tea, coffee, cake and chat.

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.

DAILY PRAYER

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’.

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 The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?

Psalm 27.1

Upcoming Events

Feb
24
Sun
Daily Prayer – Creation Sunday – May we preserve this wonderful world.
Feb 24 all-day
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Holy Communion @ St. Aidan's Church
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Feb
25
Mon
Daily Prayer – Pray for the success of Fair-Trade fortnight starting today.
Feb 25 all-day
Community Cafe @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
26
Tue
Daily Prayer – Pray for children being groomed on the internet.
Feb 26 all-day
Holy Communion @ St. Cuthbert's Church
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Community Cafe @ Wells-Smith Room, St. Cuthbert's Centre
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
27
Wed
Daily Prayer – Pray for responders who go to international disasters.
Feb 27 all-day

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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