Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 3rd June 2018

First Sunday after Trinity


You may have noticed a new art installation in the Welcome Area! It is a site specific installation as part of our annual theme of ‘Time’, funded by the Arts Council and created by Chris Jenkins who was also responsible for the Willow Dome on the Cathedral Green. The piece is formed of hundreds of smaller pieces, each of which have come from different places, where they had a different identity and purpose. The changing light from within the structure also reminds us of the passage of time through the days and seasons. It contains a digital countdown clock to remind us of the passage of time, deadlines and the pressure and focus this can provide for us. Exploring the theme, Chris has been looking at the earliest timekeeping methods as well as megalithic formations built to mark lunar and solar movements.

It would be true to say that this sculpture has not been universally greeted with enthusiasm. However, for much of the past week people have been talking about it and what it represents. This has led to ongoing conversations about art and time. Art should provoke a response, both intellectually and emotionally. This installation has achieved that already. Chris will be with us for a reception sometime in the next couple of months to talk about his work and this piece in particular.

If this has whet your appetite to explore faith, art, spirituality and your creative side in more depth then why not come along to this Tuesday’s Creative Spirituality evening, St. Thomas’s Chapel, 7.30pm.

The Revd Canon Peter Leonard

Canon Chancellor



D-Day Today we commemorate the 74th anniversary of D-Day as we welcome members of the D-Day and Normandy Fellowship at our 10.30am service. Our preacher at 10.30am will be the Venerable Ian Wheatley, Archdeacon for the Royal Navy and Chaplain of the Fleet and an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral.

Annual Theme: “Timepiece - 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. https://bit.ly/2It11zQ

Placements Welcome to Revd Emmanuel Nazir, Curate of St James’, Milton, who is on two week post-ordination placement with us, and to Hannah Barraclough from Trinity College, Bristol who is on a four week ordinand placement.

The List and Events Listing are available in the Cathedral or on the website.


Retirement of The Dean We will be saying farewell to David and Gill at our services next Sunday. The Dean will celebrate at the 10.30am Eucharist when the setting will be the Portsmouth Jazz Mass, and our preacher Canon David Isaac. The Dean will preach at Choral Evensong at 6.00pm which will be followed by a reception in the Nave. All welcome.  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.

Christian Aid Week Very many thanks to all those who supported this year’s campaign. The total collected was £2184.34 of which £398.85 was from last Sunday’s Big Brekkie. With Gift Aid added the total is £2575.44. 

Tough Mudder 2018 Thank you to all those who supported members of the Cathedral Community who took part this year. A fantastic £2,389.50 including Gift Aid has been raised for Prostate Cancer UK. 


@CofE Portsmouth The latest edition of the free diocesan magazine is available to collect in the Cathedral.

Rowans Hospice Moonlit Walk If you would like to help welcome walkers to the Cathedral between approximately 10.00pm and 1.00am next Saturday/Sunday please contact Liz in the Cathedral Offices or speak to Canon Peter.

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.


Modern Slavery and Restorative Time: regaining identity, renewal and hope this Monday. This event is now full.  The Cathedral will remain open to visitors during the day.

Hampshire Calligraphers Art Exhibition - Landscapes Monday 4th–Monday 18th June in the Welcome Area with a calligraphy demonstration between 10.00am -1.00pm on Tuesday 12th June.

Creative Spirituality Evening 7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 5th June. All are welcome to join Sharon Court for two hours of dedicated space and time to be creative and reflective in the Cathedral.

Lunchtime Live 1.10pm Thursday 7th June with Peter King (organ).  Refreshments from 12.30pm. Retiring collection.

Craft and Chat Group Thursday 7th June at 2.30pm in the Bishop Kenneth Room. New members welcome.

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.  Tickets available in advance from the Cathedral Shop.

Wednesday 20th June The Cathedral will be closed from immediately after Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (which will start at the earlier time of 7.15am) until approximately 4.00pm due to a private event. 


All those sitting exams

All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, David, John, Roger, Brian, Mark and Margaret.

And those who have died: May Aldridge, Anthony Banks (Cathedral funeral 2.00pm Tuesday 12th June), Olga Cox, Brian Dutton, Judy Howard and Jacky RIP.

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