Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 11th March 2018

Highlights

As we come to the end of Fairtrade Fortnight (and I hope those of you who are attending Sunday morning worship enjoy the Fairtrade Breakfast!). We look forward to an art exhibition moving into the ambulatory from Friday.

The Fairtrade Gold Exhibition runs from Friday 16th March to Sunday 25th March with a reception after Choral Evensong this Friday 16th. It is a set of 16 striking images, quotes and stories from gold mining communities in South America and East Africa which highlight the challenges facing small-scale gold miners, and the difference which Fairtrade can make to their lives.

Gold mining may feel a million miles away from Portsmouth but the decisions and choices we make here can have a big effect on the lives of farmers, miners and other producers around the world.

Of course we can also make a difference closer to home as well. This year’s Easter Egg Appeal has begun and you can leave donations of Easter Eggs for children and young people supported by Home Start, the Southern Domestic Abuse Service and the Roberts Centre at the Cathedral Shop. Again a relatively small gesture on our part which can have a real difference to families in the city and beyond.

As we continue our Lenten journey of prayer and fasting I am reminded of the following verse from Isaiah:

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?”

May this be the fast we choose, during Lent and always.

The Reverend Canon Peter Leonard
Canon Chancellor

TODAY
Canon Peter is at St Peter and St Paul, Hambledon this morning.
Mothering Sunday posies Many thanks to the Flower Guild and those who helped make the posies which are being distributed this morning.
Big Mother’s Day Fairtrade Breakfast 8.45-10.15am and after the 10.30am service.
Services and Events The latest edition of our Monthly Events listing are available in the Cathedral or on the website. Details of our Holy Week and Easter services are available in a special leaflet.

NEWS
Appointment of Acting Dean The Bishop has announced the appointment of Canon Peter Leonard as Acting Dean. Canon Peter will take up his duties following the Dean’s retirement in the summer. Details of the appointment process for Deans are on the Church of England website.

NOTICES
Fabric Works The final parts of the First World War Centenary Cathedrals Repair Fund repairs are due to be completed this week.
Bishop’s Lent Appeal Refugee and Neighbour. Gift Aid envelopes for this year’s appeal are available in the Cathedral. Details here.
Easter Lilies If you would like to donate the cost of a lily (£2.50) in memory of a loved one, forms are available in the Cathedral and on the website.
Cathedral Shop The Meaningful Chocolate Company’s Fairtrade Easter Eggs are in stock price £3.99.
Easter Egg Appeal Please leave donations of Easter Eggs for children and young people supported by Home Start, the Southern Domestic Abuse Service and the Roberts Centre at the Cathedral Shop.
Skittles Match 7.30pm Friday 23rd March at the Royal Maritime Club. Join us in a friendly competition against Gunwharf Quay Residents. Tickets £10.00 (including basket meal) are available from the Cathedral Shop.
@CofEPortsmouth Copies of the new free diocesan magazine designed to give an insight into life in our parishes and church schools, combining longer features with stories about people and columns written by the Bishop and others on significant issues are available in the Cathedral.
A Celebration of the Life of Trevor Owen will be held at 2.00pm Saturday 24th March. Trevor was a Chorister of Westminster Abbey; Choral Scholar of King’s Cambridge; Lay Clerk of Worcester Cathedral for 15 years; Deputy Lay Clerk of Chichester Cathedral and Lay Clerk of Portsmouth for 25 years. With the approval of his family we wish to commission a set of Evening Canticles in his memory. All are welcome to contribute to this lasting legacy on JustGiving.

EVENTS and SERVICES
Creative Spirituality Evening 7.30pm this Tuesday. All are welcome to join Sharon Court for dedicated space and time in the Cathedral.
Lunchtime Live 1.10pm this Thursday with our Sub-Organist Sachin Gunga. Light refreshments from 12.30pm. Entrance free with retiring collection.
Cathedral Club 2.45pm this Thursday in Becket Hall. Edda Rae will talk on her “15 years in Tourism”. Free, small donation for tea/coffee.
Fairtrade Gold Exhibition Friday 16th - Sunday 25th March with a reception after Choral Evensong on 16th March. A set of 16 striking images, quotes and stories from gold mining communities in South America and East Africa which bring the challenges facing small-scale gold miners, and the difference Fairtrade can make to life.
Messiah 7.30pm Saturday 17th March. An authentic performance of Handel’s oratorio by the Cathedral Choirs and The Capelle Baroque Orchestra. Tickets available from the Cathedral Shop or Eventbrite.
Installation of Honorary Canon 6.00pm Sunday 18th March. The Revd Wendy Kennedy will be installed as an Honorary Canon during Choral Evensong. The service will be followed by a reception in the Nave. All welcome.
Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Faith: Jon Pertwee 7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 20th March at The Dolphin. Booking essential via Eventbrite. For further details see leaflets in the Cathedral.
Concert: A Quiet Place 7.30pm Saturday 24th March. A Capella music for a spring evening sung by the Dolphin Consort. Refreshments available from 7.00pm. Free entry with a retiring collection.
Messy Cathedral 2.00pm Saturday 31st March in Becket Hall. Join us for an hour of fun and craft activities followed by a short service and afternoon tea. Suitable for all ages.

PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, John, Wayne, Brian and Mark.
And those who have died: Peter Bolt, Brenda Brown, Natalie Hastings, Irene Hobbs, Trevor Owen, Vivienne Pittard, Trevor Pritchard, Geoffrey Thorpe, Joan Russell, Peter Stevenson, Mary Barnard (Cathedral funeral 3.00pm Wednesday 21st March), Margaret Spirer (funeral at Portchester Crematorium 11.15am Monday 9th April) RIP.

For complete listing of this week's notices click here

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