Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 17th June 2018
We are in a season of “festivities” for the next week or so!
The Portsmouth Festivities started on Friday and several events are taking place in the Cathedral – full details are in the leaflet available in the Cathedral, including the Trumpet tour of the Cathedral organ’s new En Chamade pipes on Monday 18th June. This and all the other events are great opportunities to invite friends and neighbours to come and experience Portsmouth Cathedral – both the space itself and the wide variety of activities we offer.
There are also festivities surrounding the Football World Cup in Russia. Will there be glory for one of the home nations or an early flight home? Doubtless there will also be celebrations for all those finishing exams in the next few weeks!
In two weeks’ time, on Saturday 30th June, the Cathedral will host the Ordination of Priests and Deacons by the Bishop. This is always a special occasion, humbling as well as joyful. Please do come and enjoy these services, pray for all those soon to be ordained including our curate, Matt Bray and pray that God will continue to call people to service in both lay and ordained ministries in the church. We look forward to Matt celebrating Holy Communion for the first time at the 10.30am service on Sunday 1st July.
Reverend Nick Ralph
Welcome to all those attending our Portsmouth Festivities Opening Eucharist today.
Ordinand placement Hannah Barraclough who is training for ordained ministry at Trinity College, Bristol is with us during June and is preaching at our 8am service today.
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
New Edition List and Events Listings are available in the Cathedral or on the website.
Cathedrals Working Group The report, set up by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to ensure the future of England’s cathedrals has now been finalised. It can be read on the Church of England website https://bit.ly/2rlaqRX. Our thanks to all those from the Cathedral community who took time to be involved in the consultation.
Retirement of the Dean ‘Gill and I would like to thank everyone for such a wonderful day last Sunday! Both services were fantastic, and the music was superb. We are so grateful to you all for the many good wishes we have received for our retirement, and for the generosity of your gifts. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with you and serve you for almost sixteen years. We shall remember the Cathedral with much affection, but mostly we shall remember the exceptional congregations and colleagues who are the heart of this vibrant community.’ David and Gill.
Wednesday 20th June The Cathedral will be closed after Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (which start at the earlier times of 7.15am and 7.35am) until approximately 4.00pm due to a private event. There will be no midday Holy Communion service. Eucharist will be said at 6.00pm.
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 St John’s Gospel with Canon Angela Tilby. Booking essential at the Cathedral Shop.
'Wear Yellow Day'' Friday 22nd June is the culmination of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week. To mark this the Cathedral tower will be lit in yellow.
Lunchtime Live We are looking for volunteers to help make sandwiches and sell hot drinks at our term-time Thursday recital series. Please contact Tim Burnett for further information.
Older Persons’ Champion is looking for a Coordinator to help with the monthly Sunday afternoon Tea Party Group. Please contact Jill Phipps for further details 07710 394351 or Jill.Phipps@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk
EVENTS and SERVICES
Lunchtime Live 1.10pm Thursday 21st June with Sam Bristow (organ). Refreshments from 12.30pm. Retiring collection.
Portsmouth High School ‘A view from my window’ Art Exhibition Thursday 21st June to Friday 29th June in the South Ambulatory. For further details see https://www.facebook.com/events/612919872384922/
Portsmouth Festivities until 24th June 2018. 10 days of arts, culture and heritage for all including:
• Lunchtime Live 1.10-2.00pm, Monday 18th June David Poulter (Organ), Thursday 21st June Sam Bristow (Organ), Friday 22nd June Catherine O’Leary (Soprano), Emma Sharrock (Cello) and Karen Kingsley (Piano)
• Trumpet Tour 2.30pm Monday 18th June.
• The Tallis Scholars Concert 8.00pm Friday 22nd June. Tickets available from Portsmouth Festivities.
Further details of all events www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk
Messy Cathedral 2.00pm Saturday 23rd June. Join us for an hour of fun and craft activities followed by a short service and afternoon tea.
Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Faith: Colin Baker 7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 26th June at the Dolphin. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Cathedral Club 2.45pm Thursday 28th June in Becket Hall. Ronald Rabbetts – A tour of some WWI battlefields. Free, donation 50p if staying for tea or coffee.
PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those sitting exams
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, Brian, Mark and Margaret.
And those who have died: Anthony Banks, Judy Howard and Valerie Syms RIP.
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