Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 5th August 2018
“There But Not There”
This weekend we are 100 days away from Armistice Day. The outbreak of World War I was on 4th August in 1914 – and the armistice finally came on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when the guns fell silent at the eleventh hour. During the Final 100 Days of the war, victory was becoming more and more certain for the Allied forces, but there was still some terrible fighting and great loss of life.
In the Cathedral, for these 100 days until 11th November (which falls on a Sunday this year) we have some silhouettes to commemorate those who served and died in World War I. These transparent figures will help us remember those who went from the City of Portsmouth – all the lives given and taken away in the conflict, and the families and communities who suffered here at home.
On the War Memorial outside the South doors, 84 names are inscribed of those from the parish of Old Portsmouth who lost their lives between 1914 and 1918. The outline figures will serve to remind us of these and others who would have sat in the pews here before the war, who worshipped here in St Thomas’ Church as it was then, but were not there afterwards – those who did not come back.
The outline figures will be placed in different seats in different parts of the Cathedral for the 100 days leading up to the Centenary of the end of the Great War on Sunday 11th November 2018.
Reverend Jo Spreadbury
Welcome to RSCM Residentiary Choir, their last service will be this evening.
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.
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 at 7.00pm on 22nd August to which all are invited.
Repairs and Conservation The memorials in the Navy Aisle have been protected whilst the windows 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9289 2961.
Invitation Ty Völker and Katie Reid would like to invite you to their wedding at 11.00am on Saturday 11th August and to share a glass of prosecco and a cupcake with them after the ceremony.
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 .
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 After taking a summer break the Lunch Club will begin again on Tuesday 4th September, The Toddler Group on Wednesday 5th September and Craft and Chat on Thursday 4th October.
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 email@example.com .
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 Tuesday 7th at St Luke’s and Tuesday 14th at St George’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.
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.
CDs Te Deum Laudamus a new recording of the Nicholson Organ by David Price is available from the Cathedral Shop price £10.00.
Verbum Caro Factum Est Advent and Christmas Music CD by the Cathedral Choir will be released on Sunday 9th September.
EVENTS and SERVICES
Visiting Choir Services this week will be sung by the Open University Chapel 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.
Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Faith: Paul McGann/John Hurt 7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 21st August at the Dolphin. Free event. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
RSCM Voices South Lunchtime Concert 1.10pm Friday 31st August. Free entry with a retiring collection.
PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those in need including: Frank, Rachael, Brian, Mark, Margaret, Roger and Tricia.
And those who have died: Phyllis Batten, Anthony Caesar (priest), Peter Care (Funeral at the Oaks Crematorium, Havant 10.45am Monday 6th August), Joan Compton (Cathedral funeral 1pm Thursday 9th August), Arthur Dean (priest), Lawrence Ensor, John Ratcliffe (Cathedral funeral 1pm Friday 10th August), George Smith and Arthur Wrigglesworth RIP.
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