Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 29th July 2018


You will no doubt have noticed, maybe even had time to enjoy, the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society’s Annual Summer Exhibition in the Nave of the Cathedral. Our long association with this group and the wonderful space which we have to exhibit art reminds us of the presence of God in both the sacred and the secular.

The Cathedral building speaks of God in so many different ways – the worship, it’s simply beauty, the monuments and the windows to name but a few of these. The various types of art on display also speak of God in both the talent shown, the objects captured in oil or charcoal or pastel and the reaction and emotions they evoke in us. Bringing them together here in this sacred space speaks of God’s presence in the creativity of life outside of the Cathedral and of the ability for the secular to come here and for us to benefit and learn from it.

We believe that God is revealed to us in the Bible and supremely in the person of Jesus Christ, but God is also revealed in the wonder of creation, in the beauty and creativity of art and music, through the talents that go into the work we can currently see in the Cathedral and within each other. Who we are and how we choose to live our lives can and should be a reflection of God himself.

We are ALL made in God’s image. We are ALL called to reflect his light and love to others. That is why ALL are welcome in this place whether to worship, to work, to wander or to wonder.

The Revd Canon Peter Leonard
Canon Chancellor

Canon Peter is at All Saints, Portsea this morning.
Summer Sermons Series “I am the Bread of Life” A series of sermons based on John’s Gospel, chapter 6 starts this morning: ‘Christ feeds us…’ Canon John Shepherd. “All Wisdom cometh from the Lord” a series of sermons on the Wisdom tradition of the Old Testament continues this evening with Canon Nick Ralph ‘The call of Wisdom’.
Refreshments Fresh homemade lemonade will be served on the west front after the 10.30am service today and throughout August. Our thanks to all those who make this possible.
The List and Events Listings are available in the Cathedral or on the website.

Family Activity Day: Time and Travel Last Saturday we hosted a replica of the DeLorean time machine from the film ‘Back to the Future’, and the Victory Model Railway Club set up two layouts for visitors to see. There were a host of activities for people of all ages to take part in. The weather was superb and nearly 200 people, including model railway fans, local families and Sci-Fi enthusiasts, came into the Cathedral to view the exhibits. We estimate a further 150 came to see the DeLorean parked outside, all taking selfies and talking about the Cathedral, our ‘Time’ theme and of course the amazing machine. The day was publicised on Wave 105 and BBC Radio Solent sent a reporter to cover the event. Christian Radio also came and took photos and interviewed for their web news. A big thank you to all the volunteers and staff who made this possible.
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 will be working in the Cathedral for the Hermitage Artist Residency from the end of August until mid-October. His work will be funded by the Arts Council. “Timepiece - Monolith” by Chris Jenkins continues in the Welcome Area. https://bit.ly/2It11zQ with a reception on 22nd August to which all are invited.

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 .
Repairs and Conservation The memorials in the Navy Aisle have been protected whilst the windows, which are due to be removed next week, are away for repair. The South Path is out of use due to external scaffolding whilst repairs to the flat roofs and masonry are carried out. The works which are funded by Chapter are due to be completed by early November. For details please contact the Chapter Clerk, peter.sanders@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk or 023 9289 2961.
The Half-Shilling Curate A personal account of war and faith 1914-1918 by Sarah Reay will be on sale in the bookshop next week at the discounted price of £20.00. Copies will be signed by the author. For further details please visit http://www.halfshillingcurate.com .
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 meets this week and then on 4th September.
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 .
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. David Dickinson has 80 1lb jam jars with lids which jam makers are welcome to have for free. Please contact David if you are interested.
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 Choir Services this week will be sung by the RSCM Residentiary Choir.
Portsmouth and Hampshire Arts Society Art exhibition until 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 preparing for baptism: Conrad Kelly.
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, Brian, Mark, Margaret and Roger.
And those who have died: Brian Hay, Lawrence Ensor, Arthur Wrigglesworth, Anthony Caesar (priest), George Smith, Peter Care, Arthur Dean (priest), Joan Compton (Cathedral funeral 1pm Thursday 9th August) and John Ratcliffe (Cathedral funeral 1pm Friday 10th August) RIP.

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