Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 27th May 2018
You may have heard me mention before that Trinity Sunday is one of my favourite Sundays of the year from a church calendar point of view. We celebrate God existing in the perfect relationship of three people: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Put that alongside the fact that Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love God, neighbour and self and you have a powerful endorsement of relationships. Jesus is saying that the most important thing is to have a healthy relationship with God, with others and with ourselves.
We shouldn’t be surprised by this as we are made in the image of God and created to reflect God’s likeness, or in other words to live in relationship. On this Sunday it feels as if we get to the very heart of the Christian message of God’s love and what it means to be human.
You cannot have failed to notice our new art installation in the welcome area, Monolith by Chris Jenkins. Linked to our annual theme this new commission marks the third of a trilogy of sculptures created in religious spaces over the last seven years exploring memory, ceremony and now time. It is a significant and very visual reminder of the fact that we have a relationship with time and that time impacts upon our relationships.
How do we distribute the time available to us between giving time to God, spending time with others and allowing time for ourselves? How healthy are these relationships in our life?
Perhaps a good way to celebrate Trinity Sunday would be to revisit, review and rebalance these relationships?
The Revd Canon Peter Leonard
Canon Peter is at St George’s, Portsea and Canon Anthony is at St Peter’s, Titchfield this morning.
Welcome to the Montagu Singers leading the music at our services today whilst the Cathedrals’ Choirs are on half term.
Installations This morning we welcome Emma Broome who will be installed as a Lay Member of Chapter joining Richard Smout and John Hill. Sue Ward will be installed as a Churchwarden and Lay Canon, joining Sheila Picton, following elections at the APCM and Canon Angela Tilby as an Honorary Chaplain.
Christian Aid Big Brekkie Please join us for continental style breakfast, with Fairtrade products, between services this morning and after the 10.30am service in the Nave. Donations to support Christian Aid.
Annual Theme: “Monolith” by Chris Jenkins, an installation exploring our Annual Theme. The new commission marks the third of a trilogy of sculptures created in religious spaces over the last seven years exploring memory, ceremony and now time. The installation is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. https://bit.ly/2It11zQ
‘Windows of my Mind’ in St Thomas’s Chapel until 31st May. A freestanding sculpture featuring various picture frames and mirrors illustrate the impact of poor mental health on people’s perspective of their lives.
Hampshire Artists Cooperative Exhibition until Saturday 2nd June. Exhibition and sale of glass work, paintings, etchings, sculpture and ceramics in the Nave. For more details visit their website https://bit.ly/2JLnViJ .
Dean’s Leaving Card Please sign the card in the Welcome Area.
The List and Events Listing are available in the Cathedral or on the website.
Tough Mudder 2018 Thank you to all those who supported members of the Cathedral Community who took part this year. David Price, Canon Peter, two of the Choral Scholars and some former members of the Cathedral Choir took part in the Tough Mudder. A fantastic £2,349.50 including Gift Aid has been raised so for Prostate Cancer UK. There is still time to sponsor them via https://bit.ly/2GT5IBs and https://bit.ly/2GyroDm .
Retirement of The Dean David’s final service as Dean will be Choral Evensong on 10th June. The service will be followed by a reception. All welcome. Dean’s Leaving Card Please sign the card in the Welcome Area.
Donations for a leaving present can be made c/ Liz Snowball in the Cathedral Offices. A community card is in the Welcome Area for those wishing to sign.
Quiet Afternoon 2.00-4.30pm Wednesday 20th June in an Emsworth home and garden. “Abide in me as I in you”, the Mystery of Persons in John’s Gospels with Canon Angela Tilby. All welcome but booking essential through the Cathedral Shop.
Arts Residency With generous support from the Arts Council we are offering an Arts Residency ‘The Hermitage’ as part of our annual theme events. Details are available through https://bit.ly/2IOEUDo.
Retirement of The Dean David’s final service as Dean will be Choral Evensong on 10th June. The service will be followed by a reception. All welcome. There is a card in the Welcome Area to sign. Donations for a leaving present can be made c/o Liz Snowball in the Cathedral Offices. There is a community card in the Welcome Area for those wishing to sign.
Rowans Hospice Moonlit Walk If you would like to help welcome walkers to the Cathedral overnight Saturday 9th June please contact Liz in the Cathedral Offices or speak to Canon Peter.
EVENTS and SERVICES
Family Games’ Day Thursday 31st May 10.00am – 3.00pm. Bring along your favourite board game or choose one of ours! (Free, donations welcome).
Corpus Christi Eucharist with incense at 6.00pm on Thursday to celebrate the Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of the Holy Communion.
Messy Cathedral at the Southsea Fitness Festival 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 2nd June on Castle Field. There will be games and physical activities to join in followed by making fruit kebabs as a healthy snack. Come along and join in the fun!
Portsmouth Festival Choir Summer Concert 7.30pm-9.30pm Saturday 2nd June. Featuring the Rutter Mass of the Children, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs. Tickets £12; concs £10; Students and under 18s free from the Cathedral Shop or https://bit.ly/2LcYRSA.
Modern Slavery and Restorative Time: regaining identity, renewal and hope 10.00am-3.30pm Monday 4th June. A one-day conference focused on supporting survivors of modern slavery hosted by the Diocese of Portsmouth and linked to our annual theme of TIME. This event brings together organisations from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership with others who enable victims of modern slavery to start the process of recovery and rehabilitation and is open to anyone. More details and event registration through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2Fw5FGI.
Lunchtime Live 1.10pm Thursday 7th June with Peter King (organ). Refreshments from 12.30pm. Retiring collection.
BBC Radio 3 Live Broadcast of Choral Evensong 3.30pm Wednesday 13th June. The Cathedral will be closed for rehearsals after midday Holy Communion until 2.45pm. Please be seated by 3.15pm if you would like to attend the service.
Portsmouth Festivities 16th-25th June 2017. 10 days of arts, culture and heritage for all. Details in the booklets or www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk.
Seafood on the Green Saturday 16th June 12.00-2.30pm. The Cathedral of the Sea welcomes you to a rustic lunch with wine and music. Join us to sample delights caught by local fishermen.
PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those sitting exams
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, John, Roger, Brian, Mark, Margaret and David.
And those who have died: May Aldridge, Anthony Banks, Olga Cox, Brian Dutton, and Jacky RIP.
A complete listing of this week's notices can be found here.