Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 15th July 2018
The choir year may have come to a close, but the Cathedral’s daily round of worship and praise of course continues over the coming summer months.
We are very blessed to be welcoming so many Visiting Choirs to Portsmouth in July and August. Like previous years they come from across the UK and beyond; next week we welcome Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Los Alamos, New Mexico. In subsequent weeks we shall host the Choir of All Saints’ Church, Botley; St Polycarp’s, Belfast, then an RSCM Residentiary Choir drawn from parishes all across the country; The Open University Chapel Choir; In Spiritu Chamber Choir and at the end of the summer, two large choirs of children and adults; the first St Francis, Welwyn Garden City on a return visit to Portsmouth Cathedral and finally St Alphege, Solihull. Do please keep an eye out on The List for when they are singing weekday evensongs.
Next Saturday sees our Cathedral Family Activity Day ‘Back to The Future’ as part of the Cathedral’s exploration of themes around Time and Faith this year. As a teenager I saw the film every day for twenty seven days. Great Scott, can anyone beat that? Don’t be a Slacker; see you in The Deloreon.
Dr David Price
Organist and Master of the Choristers
Welcome to all those from the Mary Rose Trust attending our 10.30am service today to commemorate the anniversary of the ship’s sinking in 1545.
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.
Hermitage Artist Residency Pete Codling, an experienced local artist, has been selected as the Artist in Residence as part of our Annual Theme. Pete will be working in the Cathedral over several weeks from the end of August until the middle of October. His work is funded by the Arts Council.
Diocesan School Leavers Nearly 1200 children visited the Cathedral to attend the Church School Leavers’ Services. 750 of whom took part in morning workshops on the theme of Heroes. A total of 29 schools came, including 10 schools from the Isle of Wight. Each school brought with them a chair dressed for an ‘everyday’ hero which are now on display in the Ambulatory. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who made this possible.
CD Te Deum Laudamus a new recording of the Nicholson Organ by David Price is available from the Cathedral Shop price £10.00.
Welcomers/Volunteers needed for Family Activity Day: Time and Travel Saturday 21st July. If you can spare an hour our two to welcome new visitors to the Cathedral then please contact Sarah Page in the Cathedral offices or email email@example.com .
Repairs and Conservation There will be scaffolding in the Navy Aisle and externally to the south side of the Chancel from this week whilst conservation work is carried out. For details please contact the Chapter Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9289 2961.
Beki Tristram Members of the congregation who remember Canon Michael’s daughter Beki are cordially invited to attend her marriage to Christopher on Thursday 26th July at 2.00pm in the Cathedral and join the family for drinks in the Nave after the service.
Foodbank Appeal The Roberts Centre continues to support a huge number of people. Please consider donating tinned or dry food, toiletries and cleaning items. Donations for All Saints Asylum Centre are also welcome. Both can be left in the plastic boxes in the Cloister.
Give As You Live (GAYL) is an easy way of shopping online at over 4,000 top stores including Amazon and John Lewis. They will turn a percentage of your spend into free funds to the Portsmouth Cathedral Development Trust. For further details please visit https://bit.ly/2MNTIQI.
Visiting Choirs We welcome the Choir of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Los Alamos this week as our first visiting choir at Choral Evensong whilst the Cathedral Choirs are on summer holiday. Full details are available on The List.
Jam for the Christmas Fair Calling all jam makers! Please make some jam for this year’s Christmas fair which will be held on Saturday 1st December.
Do Something Different Days 10.00am–3.30pm on: Thursday 2nd August at St Simon’s, Tuesday 7th August at St Luke’s, Tuesday 14th August at St George’s, Tuesday 21st August at St Faith’s and Wednesday 29th August at St Mary’s. Cost £6 per person payable on the day to include all refreshments, activities and a fish and chip lunch. Places must be booked in advance through Jill Phipps on 07710 394351 or at Jill.Phipps@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk .
Electric Wheelchair for Sale The Sisters of Bethany have a blue Energy Powerchair for sale. For further details please contact 023 9278 9941.
EVENTS and SERVICES
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 welcome.
Silver Screen Film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011) (change from earlier advertisement). 2.00pm Tuesday 24th July. Our bimonthly film screening following Cathedral Lunch Club in Becket Hall. Free event, but please pick up a ticket from the Cathedral Shop.
Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Faith: Sylvester McCoy 7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 24th July at the Dolphin. Free event. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those preparing for baptism: Josh and Lottie Cheesman
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, Brian, Mark, Margaret and Roger.
And those who have died: Anthony Banks, Judy Howard, Brian Hay, Lawrence Ensor (Cathedral funeral 10.30am Monday 23rd July) and Arthur Wrigglesworth (funeral Portchester Crematorium 1.15pm Monday 23rd July) RIP.
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