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Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 22nd October 2017


This week the Cathedral will be the host venue for some of the events belonging to Journeys Festival International Portsmouth. The Festival, which runs until 29th October, celebrates the artistic talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and explores work that shares the refugee experience.

Outside the Cathedral the Container Project transforms a shipping container into an immersive project space for the Festival. The space on the south front will host the oral story‐telling exhibition from local migrants, new and old, provide a canvas for live ‘graffiti’ painting, and an exciting digital drumming project from The Gambia.

The container will also serve as a venue for further exhibitions. Artists Tony Spencer and Kye Wilson, will present a video installation depicting a West African musician known as Spearman. Using visual arts and technology the installation creates an exchange of vibrant Gambian arts and culture by transporting audiences to Spearman’s home village.

The exhibition will also present a series of oral stories that were recorded as part of the Journeys to Portsmouth project. This summer, the project introduced established migrants living in Portsmouth to those refugee and asylum seekers new to the city. Together they discussed topics of home, feelings of belonging and welcome in the city, whilst exploring the city and learning about Portsmouth’s extraordinary heritage.

Finally, the container will also host a dance performance in response to the Journeys to Portsmouth Project, by students from Admiral Lord Nelson School on Saturday 28th October at 3.30pm and 3.45pm.

All these events are free, and more information on Festival events throughout the city, including times and schedules, can be found on the event website at http://www.journeysfestival.com/.


The Dean, Canon Peter and others from the Cathedral Community are taking part in the Great South Run in aid of The Roberts Centre this morning. They can be sponsored through http://bit.ly/2ijSumF.

Cantate is singing Mass at Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa Paphos this evening and Choral Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, Nicosia tomorrow as part of its half term tour to Cyprus.

Services and Events The new editions of The List and our Monthly Events listing are available in the Cathedral or on the website.

Journeys Festival International

12‐2pm and 4‐6pm Spearman

2.00pm Drumming by Drum Nation, Tony Spencer and West

African Master Drummer Khalifa Conte


Staff News Following interview we welcome Tim Burnett to the permanent staff as Admin Assistant and PA (Liturgy and Music). Tim’s normal working days are Monday to Friday and he will be the main point of contact for the department, Cathedral bookings, and concerts. Contact details litmus@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk, or extn 225.


One World Week 22nd‐29th October. The theme “Good Neighbours My World Depends On Us” reminds us that our personal world is directly affected by what we do, purchase, read, say, consume and how we vote. For further details of events in Portsmouth see http://bit.ly/2hMdGRN.

Old Portsmouth Good Neighbours Group 3.00‐5.00pm Tuesday 24th October ‐ meeting to discuss the possibility of setting up an in the Bishop Kenneth Room. All those interested in discussing options and helping to get something going are welcome.

‘Do Something Different’ Day 10.00am‐3.30pm Thursday 26th October at St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. Coffee and cake, crafts, chat and activities, a fish and chip lunch and a film in the afternoon. £5.00, payable on the day. To reserve a place, contact the Older Persons’ Champion, Jill, 07710 394351 or jill.phipps@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

Malina and Adrian would like to thank everybody at the Cathedral who helped make their wedding day such a wonderful occasion. They have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support they have received and will send more personal thanks later this month.

Bereavement Drop‐In 11.00am‐12.30pm Saturday 28th October in Becket Hall. A new monthly group for those who have been recently bereaved, know someone who is terminally ill, or are still experiencing grief, pain or anger from loss in the past. Members of the Cathedral bereavement team will be there to listen, to offer support and encouragement. Tea and coffee provided.

The Cathedral Council and Chapter meet on Monday 30th October. The Congregational representatives are Shirley Grayson‐Smith and Nick Speller who can be contacted after Sunday morning services or through the Cathedral Offices. The agenda for the meeting is on the noticeboard.

All Souls Eucharist with commemoration of the departed. 6.00pm Sunday 5th November. A sequence of reflective readings and music within the Eucharist and the music of the Fauré Requiem sung by the Cathedral Consort. If you would like someone to be remembered at the service please add the name to the list in the Welcome Area. All are welcome.

Craft and Chat Group The coffee morning held on the 6th October made £161.80 (plus donations of £37.50) for the Memorial Garden. Very many thanks from the ‘Adam’s and members of the group to all those who supported this event. The group meets again on Thursday 2nd November at 2.30pm in the Bishop Kenneth Room. All welcome.

Women’s Royal Naval Service Centenary Thanksgiving Service. The Cathedral will be closed until Evening Prayer on Saturday 4th November for the centenary service which is ticketed and fully subscribed.


Finding Peace Exhibition until Sunday 29th October. Exhibition of contemplative images taken around the Cathedral, an interactive electronic installation “Being Present” in the Welcome Area, and a free workshop on Saturday 28th October 9.00am‐12.00pm. Booking essential via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2yS6Uy4.

Cathedral Club 2.45pm Thursday 26th October in Becket Hall, Cathedral House. Louise Daniels will be giving a talk on the Work of the Alzheimer’s Society. Free with donation if staying for tea/coffee. Lunchtime Live Next recital 1.10pm on Thursday 9th November

Make a Fish – Make a Wish The fish made during the recent art residency will be installed in the Cathedral as a shoal at a reception on Friday 17th November at 7.00pm, all welcome. An Annual Theme event in partnership with Claystation and funded by Awards for All.



All those in need including: Martin, Graeme, Alex, Helen, Frank, John, Christine, Roger, Amanda, and Vic.

And those who have died: Bryan Day, Henry Lees, Richard Lofthouse and Ian Tremlett (Cathedral Service 10.00am Friday 3rd November) RIP.


A complete list of this week's notices can be found here.