Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 1st July 2018


Today Matt our Cathedral Curate will be presiding at the Eucharist for the first time at 10.30am. He has been with us – and with Harbour Church also – for a year now since he was ordained Deacon. To be ordained Priest, as he was yesterday afternoon, is a whole new stage for him, and for us, and for St George’s Church where Matt will become Assistant Curate (as well as still being here one Sunday a month). To bless God’s people, and to absolve and assure us of God’s forgiveness, is a huge privilege and responsibility and joy. And to preside at the Eucharist and celebrate Christ’s presence with us in broken bread and wine outpoured is for many priests the heart of their pastoral ministry. This is why some clergy celebrate the anniversary of their ordination as priest, as Canon Angela and Canon Nick did last week on their 20th and 25th anniversaries respectively.

Later in the week, from Wednesday to Friday, we will have the School Leavers’ Services for Year 6 pupils from church schools in the Diocese. Moving on, coming to the end of term, coming to the end of the year – these are important transitions and it is very good we can help these young people move into the future with confidence and trust.

Next Sunday we have the ‘leavers’ service’ for our own choir members, with the final Evensong and Valedictions for the Choral Scholars at the end of their year here. The Choral Scholars all have college places ahead and a bright future, we pray.

For even with these endings, God promises us new opportunities and new horizons ahead. Every ending is also a beginning: in God’s future.

Reverend Jo Spreadbury
Canon Precentor

Welcome to Revd Mark Nelson curate at St John at Hackney and all those attending the 10.30am Eucharist when our Assistant Curate, Matt Bray, will preside for the first time.
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
The List and Events Listings are available in the Cathedral or on the website.

Congratulations to Sam who was admitted as head chorister at Choral Evensong last Sunday, and to David, Noah, Fraser, Amir, Daniel, Alfie, George and Oliver who were admitted to the Choir as Pro-Choristers.
Cathedral Sing This week Cantate performed a concert with 80 children from Hayling College, Mengham Junior School and Mill Rythe Junior School at St Mary’s Church on Hayling Island. Boy Choristers last month performed at All Saints, Ryde as part of our Cathedral Sing programme.

Building Repair scaffolding will be put up at the west end of Cathedral House from this Monday whist repairs to the flat roof and walls are carried out. The work is due to be completed by mid-August. For more information please contact the Chapter Clerk, Peter Sanders, peter.sanders@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk or 023 9289 2961.
Good Neighbours Volunteer Network is hoping to start a new group in Old Portsmouth. The group will support local residents who are isolated and would appreciate some company and neighbourly support. If you would like to help please talk to Canon Nick or email Debbie Sutton at debbie.sutton@goodneighbours.org.uk.
Living Faith Course - Module 3: Questions of Faith A 10 week course about Christian doctrine: what Christians believe about God and why, starting on Wednesday 12th September. For further details and to book your place please contact Sarah Lovatt in the Cathedral Offices.

Creative Spirituality Evening 7.30-9.30pm Tuesday 3rd July. All are welcome to join Sharon Court for two hours of dedicated space and time to be creative and reflective in Portsmouth Cathedral.
Baby and Toddler Group Summer Treat 2.00-3.00pm Wednesday 4th July. There will be a soft play and bouncy area for the children in Becket Hall.
Holy Communion services There will be no lunchtime Holy Communion services on Wednesday and Friday this week due to the School Leavers’ Diocesan Workshops and Services. Our monthly Wholeness and Healing Service will be held at midday on Wednesday 11th July.
Time Theme Talks 7.00pm in Becket Hall;
“Time and Music” with Francis O’Sullivan Thursday 5th July. Lay Clerk and Choir Librarian Francis will talk about the relationship of time with music. Free event. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
“How to measure time?” with Peter Whibberley Thursday 12th July. Peter from the National Physics Laboratory will give a special presentation. Free event. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Organ Concert – Dr David Price 8.00pm Friday 6th July. The final evening concert in the series celebrating the completion of new en chamade ‘Trompete de Maris’. Programme includes Susato, Couperin, JS Bach, Purcell, Franck, Vierne, and more. This will mark the 300th Birthday of our Samuel Jordan Organ Case and the launch of our new organ recording marking this significant milestone as well as the addition of our new West End Organ Trumpets. Tickets £10.00, (£8.00 concessions) through Eventbrite, on the door, and from the Cathedral Shop.
Eucharist 10.30am Sunday 8th July. Kitty Price’s sermon on ‘The Music of Time’ will be part of the Time theme series.
Eucharist attended by the Mary Rose Trust 10.30am Sunday 15th July. We welcome members and supporters of the Trust as they commemorate the anniversary of the sinking of Henry VIII’s flagship on 15th July 1545.
Family Activity Day: Time and Travel 10.00am-4.00pm Saturday 21st July. “Back to the Future” themed activities including: the ‘Delorean’ time machine as seen in the classic film, an organ recital of music from the film at 12 noon, a screening of the film at 2.00pm (tickets via Eventbrite), and a full scale 18” model railway in the Nave built by the Victory Model and Railway Club. For further details see our website and leaflets in the Cathedral. All activities are free, donations are welcome to support the event.

All those who have been ordained at the Cathedral on Saturday as Deacons: Marcus Collie, Philippa Good, Daniel Greenfield, Judith Greenfield, Jeannette Hayward, Wendy May Jacobs, Julie Minter, Jacqueline Twine and Stephen Sutcliffe. As Priests: Matt Bray, Samantha Cullen, Richard Hutchins, Mary Kells, Kate Marlow, Samantha Martell, David Morgan and Victoria Morgan.
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, Brian, Mark and Margaret.
And those who have died: Anthony Banks, Judy Howard and Brian Hay RIP.

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