Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 6th May 2018
So far this year we have had a sermon each month on the theme of Time.
Peter launched the theme in January; I offered some reflections on ‘Liturgical Time’ in February; Ruth Tuschling preached in March about ‘the Soul in Time’ and how we grow spiritually. The Dean’s Holy Week addresses concluded on Easter Day at Evensong, linking poetry and the WWI centenary with thoughts about time, hope and eternity.
Today is Rogation Sunday and we take up the theme again. Canon Anthony is preaching about ‘time and history’ - before we go after the 10.30 service to ‘Beat the Bounds’. This is a historic and fun opportunity to walk the boundary of the Cathedral parish, and ask God’s blessing for the year ahead.
The series of Time sermons will continue through the rest of the year, as below. A recording of all these key sermons will be available on the website. At the end of the year, we may look to put the whole collection together as a small book for people to reflect on and revisit the whole range of ideas and insights in the future and in your own time!
3rd June - The Venerable Ian Wheatley Royal Navy, Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy: “Time and Tide” (linking to D-Day)
8th July - Dr David Price: “The Music of Time” (at the end of the choir term)
12th August - Kitty Price “Sabbath Time” (rest, refreshment, holidays and holy days)
2nd September - Canon Nick Ralph: “Time and Social change” (at the start of the new term)
30th September - Patronal Festival weekend: “Celebration Time!”
4th November - The Revd Matt Bray: “Called out of Time” (All Saints, All Souls and our own vocation)
2nd December - Canon Angela Tilby: “The End of Time” (time, cosmology and the universe)
Stations of the Resurrection in the South Ambulatory. Also known as the Stations of Joy or the Way of Light (Via Lucis) is a meditation for Eastertide that complements the Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis).
The List - the new edition, together with our Events Listing, is available in the Cathedral or on the website.
Head of Fundraising Tim Sledge joins the Cathedral Staff on Monday 14th May. He can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultation - Appointment of Dean There will be an opportunity to meet with the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments at 7pm following Choral Evensong on Thursday 17th May. Please make time to take part in this important consultation. All welcome. Details of the appointment process can be found on the following link https://bit.ly/2Khx1UD
Coffee Morning - Volunteering in the Education Department 10-11.30am Wednesday 16th May in Becket Hall. We are looking for volunteers to join us to deliver a range of workshops for schools and colleges. Come and meet the team or contact Sarah Page on email@example.com.
Installations The Bishop has appointed Emma Broome as a lay member of Chapter with immediate effect. Sue Ward was elected together with Sheila Picton (for a third year) to serve as Churchwardens at our APCM. Emma and Sue will be installed during the 10.30am service on Sunday 27th May.
Christian Aid Week 13th - 19th May. Please consider joining the House-to-House collectors, or organising a fund-raising event to help the world’s poorest in ongoing emergencies and in developing real self-sufficiency. Contact Sue Ward: firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9287 7239.
• “Uprooted” Exhibition Friday 11th to Sunday 20th May in the Ambulatory. An exhibition of powerful images and individual accounts from Nigeria, Kenya and Iraq depicting the global crisis of displacement.
• Breakfast Sunday 27th May between services. More details to follow.
Tough Mudder 2018 David Price, Canon Peter, two of the Choral Scholars and some former members of the Cathedral Choir will be running the Tough Mudder next Saturday to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. You can sponsor them via https://bit.ly/2GT5IBs and https://bit.ly/2GyroDm.
News The Easter edition of Cathedral Music News is available on the website and in the Welcome Area. Copies of April’s Portsmouth Deanery Newsletter is also available to read in the Cathedral.
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. Donations for a leaving present can be made c/o Nicky Taylor.
Sisters of Bethany Sister Gwenyth, SSB, who was Reverend Mother 1994- 2009 died at the age of 85 and in the 40th year of her Religious Profession. Please remember her and the Sisters in your prayers.
EVENTS and SERVICES
Creative Spirituality Evening 7.30-9.30pm this Tuesday. All are welcome to join Sharon Court for dedicated space and time.
Lunchtime Live 1.10pm this Thursday with Richard Allum (piano) and Gordon Curtis (clarinet). Refreshments from 12.30pm. Retiring collection.
Cathedral Club 2.45pm this Thursday in Becket Hall. Debbie Sutton, a dietician and Lay Canon at the Cathedral, will talk on “a general purpose good diet”. Free – small donation if staying for tea/coffee.
Hampshire Festival of the Mind – It’s About Time 10.30am-3.30pm Monday 14th May. Free event, for further information please see posters in the Cathedral and Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2Jx7kPC .
Hampshire Artists Cooperative Exhibition Monday 21st May - Wednesday 2nd June. Exhibition and sale of glass work, paintings, etchings, sculpture and ceramics. For more details visit their website https://bit.ly/2JLnViJ
Silver Screen Film “Mamma Mia” (2008) 1.45pm Tuesday 22nd May. Our bi-monthly film screening following Cathedral Lunch Club in Becket Hall.
Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Faith: Peter Davison 7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 22nd May at the Dolphin. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
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 take part in with followed by the chance to make fruit kebabs as a healthy snack. Come along and join in the fun!
PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those sitting exams
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, John, Roger, Brian, Mark, and Margaret.
And those who have died: Olga Cox, Brian Dutton, Sister Gwenyth SSB, John Hill, Sylvia Kingswell (interment of ashes in the Cathedral Memorial Garden 11am Thursday 10th May), Kay Lancaster, David Tamcken, and Jacky RIP.
For complete listing of this week's notices click here