Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 22nd July 2018


It is often said that here in the Cathedral we regularly travel through time as we walk through the 800 years of history from one end of the building to the other, but in particular yesterday we welcomed families and time travel enthusiasts alike to experience the Cathedral like never before.

Time & Travel were the focus of the day, we had a replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean outside for people to take photos with. We had a model railway set up to fill the centre of the Nave by Victory Model Railway Club, amongst many other fun activities that engaged people with the concepts of Time & Travel.

So the question I’ve been thinking about recently, ‘Time Travel - If it were possible, where would you travel to?’

Perhaps some people my age would travel backwards to 1966 so we could actually experience an England World Cup victory in our lifetime. You may travel back to a certain moment in your life that you’d describe as the ‘good ole’ days’. To meet a particular historic legend – Abraham Lincoln, William Wallace, Isaac Newton, Nelson Mandela. You may wish to travel forwards in time, to see the results of some of the decisions that we have made or are about to. The effects of global warming, decisions to go to war, political fall outs and the like.

Today we celebrate Mary Magdalen, the apostle to the apostles, and I wonder how Mary would respond if we were to travel back in time, and tell her the incredible impact that her role in the resurrection story has had over the years: the importance of her witness to the resurrected Christ.

But even more so, if Mary herself were to travel forward in time, would she recognise in the people who today bear Jesus’ name, the same Jesus whom she had loved and who had completely transformed her life?

The Revd Matt Bray
Cathedral Curate

Welcome to Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church Evensong Choir, Los Alamos this morning for its final service at the end of a week with us and to the Choir of All Saints, Botley this evening.
Refreshments Thank you to those providing fresh lemonade which will be served on the west front after the 10.30am service during the summer.
The List and Events Listings are available in the Cathedral or on the website.

Grant for Cathedral Sing Congratulations to Cathedral Sing – our music in schools community outreach project – which has just been awarded a grant of £2,500 for the coming year from The Williams Church Music Trust.
Appointment of Dean Following Dean David’s retirement the appointment has now been advertised. Details https://bit.ly/2zWrJgi. The Bishop has appointed Canon Peter Leonard as Acting Dean during the vacancy.
Annual Theme Pete Codling, an experienced local artist, has been selected for the Hermitage Artist Residency. Pete will be working in the Cathedral from the end of August until the middle of October. His work will be funded by the Arts Council. “Timepiece - Monolith” by Chris Jenkins continues in the Welcome Area. https://bit.ly/2It11zQ

St George’s Church Members of the congregation are invited to attend the licensing of Alex Wood as Priest-in-charge and Matt as Assistant Curate at St George’s on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Matt continues as Assistant Curate both here and at Harbour Church and Alex as Priest, in, Charge St Alban, Copnor and Minister of Harbour Church.
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, peter.sanders@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk or 023 9289 2961.
Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral The 2018 Yearbook has been posted to members. If you would like to know more about membership please pick up a leaflet in the Cathedral or email friends@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk .
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 .
CDs Te Deum Laudamus a new recording of the Nicholson Organ by David Price is available from the Cathedral Shop price £10.00
Community Groups The Toddler Group will begin again on September 5th and Craft and Chat next meet on Thursday 4th October after taking a summer break. Lunch Club continues to the end of July.
Beki Tristram Members of the congregation who remember Canon Michael Tristram’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.
Preserves for the Christmas Fair Calling all jam makers! Please make some jam for this year’s Christmas fair to be held on Saturday 1st December.
Verbum Caro Factum Est Advent and Christmas Music CD by the Cathedral Choir will be released on Sunday 9th September.
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.
Do Something Different Days 10.00am–3.30pm in August. Dates include Thursday 2nd at St Simon’s and Tuesday 7th at St Luke’s. Full details and dates on posters. Cost £6 per person. Places must be booked in advance Jill.Phipps@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk or 07710 394351.

Visiting Choirs Choral Evensong will be sung at 6pm on Monday and Tuesday by the Choir of St Polycarp’s Parish Church, Belfast.
Silver Screen Film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011). 2pm this Tuesday. Our bimonthly film screening following 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 7-9pm this Tuesday at the Dolphin. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Portsmouth and Hampshire Arts Society Art exhibition Saturday 28th July- Wednesday 8th August. Annual exhibition and sale of work in the Nave. Free display, all are welcome http://www.portshantsart.org.uk/home.

All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, Brian, Mark, Margaret, Roger and Peter.
And those who have died: Brian Hay, Lawrence Ensor (Cathedral funeral 10.30am Monday 23rd July), Arthur Wrigglesworth (funeral Portchester Crematorium 1.15pm Monday 23rd July), Anthony Caesar (Priest), George Smith, Joan Compton and John Ratcliffe RIP.

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