Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 10th June 2018
Earlier this week, on the 74th anniversary of D-Day, Cantate sang at the dedication of a new wall of remembrance at the recently reopened D-Day Museum. The Royal Marines Corps of Drums, many local dignitaries and a large crowd of people gathered as the Lord-Lieutenant unveiled, and I dedicated a plaque. For me the event symbolised the close relation between the City, the Cathedral and the Royal Navy. For over eight centuries the history of this building and those who worship here has been bound up with the wider life of the City in all its aspects.
Also this week the Cathedral has been alive with children from as far away as Basingstoke experiencing workshops learning about faith in today’s world and being given a glimpse into the joys of making music.
These are just two examples of the way the Cathedral seeks to show that church is a much wider reality than just worship on Sundays. The building is alive 365 days each year with people engaging with the Christian faith in a whole variety of ways, and even more importantly, we go out to schools, institutions, charities and many other organisations.
I constantly remind myself that almost all the events and teaching in the gospels take place outside - in the fields, the market place and the roads. It is a challenge to us all to work out how our faith and our worship spill out into all aspects of our life as a community and as individuals.
Dean of Portsmouth
Retirement of The Dean We will be saying farewell to David and Gill today. The Dean will celebrate at the 10.30am Eucharist when the setting will be the Portsmouth Jazz Mass. The preacher will be Canon David Isaac who was a Residentiary Canon here 1990-2014. 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.
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 an ordinand placement.
New Edition List and Events Listings are available in the Cathedral or on the website.
School Workshops On Tuesday, 102 children from Ark Ayrton Academy and 28 from Froxfield Primary school took part in workshops and a concert at the Cathedral, singing songs they had learnt in school with the Cathedral Sing Outreach Team. 90 children from St Mark’s Primary travelled from Basingstoke to take part in an ‘Ichthus’ workshop the following day.
Fundraising Dinner Tuesday 19th June. Bishop Christopher and Sally are hosting a fundraising dinner in the Bishopsgrove marquee in aid of IDWAL/Ghana. Please contact Marion Syms (01243 373409) for tickets.
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. All welcome but booking essential through the Cathedral Shop.
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 394 351 or Jill.Phipps@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk
@CofE Portsmouth The latest edition of the free diocesan magazine is available to collect in the Cathedral.
EVENTS and SERVICES
Hampshire Calligraphers Art Exhibition - Landscapes until Monday 18th June in the Welcome Area with a calligraphy demonstration between 10.00am -1.00pm on Tuesday 12th June.
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.
Lunchtime Live 1.10pm Thursday 14th June with Julian Thomas (organ). Refreshments from 12.30pm. Retiring collection.
Portsmouth Festivities 15th-24th June 2018. 10 days of arts, culture and heritage for all including:
• Opening Gala Concert: O Duo 8.00pm Friday 15th June. Globally renowned percussionists will perform a mixture of popular classics and accessible contemporary music with students from Portsmouth Grammar School. Tickets available from Portsmouth Festivities.
• Seafood on the Green Saturday 16th June 12.00-2.30pm. A rustic lunch with wine and music. Tickets available from the Cathedral Shop.
• Lunchtime Live 1.10-2.00pm - Monday 18th June David Poulter (Organ), Thursday 21st June Sam Bristow (Organ) and Friday 22nd June Catherine O’Leary (Soprano), Emma Sharrock (Cello) and Karen Kingsley (Piano)
• The Tallis Scholars Concert 8.00pm Friday 22nd June. Tickets available from Portsmouth Festivities.
Further details of events in and outside the Cathedral in the booklets or at: www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk
Wednesday 20th June The Cathedral will be closed 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.
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.
PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those sitting exams
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, David, John, Roger, Brian, Mark and Margaret.
And those who have died: Anthony Banks (Cathedral funeral 2.00pm Tuesday 12th June), and Judy Howard RIP.
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