Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 9th September 2018
On Sunday 16th we are hosting members of the Royal Air Force for a service to mark the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the third arm of the Armed Forces at the end of World War One.
This is a significant milestone in itself, but it also falls at a time when we recall the Battle of Britain; a decisive moment in the Second World War which almost certainly put paid to any thoughts of an invasion of Great Britain by the Nazis. This battle was also remarkable in that, alongside British and Canadian pilots, we were also supported by crew from Poland, New Zealand, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Australia, South Africa, France, Ireland, USA, Southern Rhodesia, Jamaica, Barbados, Newfoundland and Northern Rhodesia.
It is also important to remember that the battle was not confined to the skies. Over 14,000 British civilians were killed alongside the 4,000 air crew on both sides of the battle. We honour their sacrifice, given in the name of Freedom.
Later in the year, we shall also be remembering those who died in the air force campaign in the Baltic which led to the establishment of the independent states of Estonia and Latvia and is commemorated in the Navy Aisle here in Portsmouth.
We give thanks for all that the RAF has done to protect freedom, to preserve peace and to deliver aid.
Organist & Master of the Choristers
Canon Anthony is at All Saints’, Ryde this morning.
Welcome to the families and friends of Matilda and Gwilym who are being baptised in the Cathedral today and to those joining us as we welcome our new scholars and the Head of The Portsmouth Grammar School this evening.
Becket’s Bunch Our Sunday School restarts today during our 10.30am Eucharist.
Heritage Open Days Events today include guided tours highlighting the Extraordinary Women who have contributed to the fabric of the Cathedral and a talk on the Tangier Plate.
Verbum Caro Factum Est Advent and Christmas Music CD by the Cathedral Choir will be launched after Choral Evensong this evening.
The List and Events Listings are available in the Cathedral or on the website.
Flooding in Kerala Thank you to all who donated to the appeal. We were able to send £207.35 to Christian Aid.
Repairs and Conservation The south path is out of use whilst repairs to roofs and windows are carried out.
Chapter The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is on our noticeboard and can be downloaded here.
Hermitage Artist Residency Pete Codling is working in the Cathedral until mid October. His work is funded by the Arts Council as part of our Annual Theme.
Songs of Praise introduced by Alan Titchmarsh and accompanied by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra and the Cathedral Choir. 4pm Sunday 23rd September at Cowes Enterprise College. Tickets £4.00 on the door or online www.isleofwightday.com/songs-of-praise.
Have you already made a Will? Have you considered leaving a gift to the Cathedral in your Will? If you have, and even if you haven’t, we need your help! We are launching a legacies leaflet in November but would like your input and hear your thoughts. You are invited to drinks and conversation with Tim Sledge, Head of Fundraising, after Choral Evensong on Monday 24th September. Come and look at the new legacies leaflet, and let us know what you think.
Quiet Afternoon 2.00-4.00pm Wednesday 26th September in an Emsworth home and garden. “Where is the wind blowing? Paying attention to where God is in this phase of our lives and how God might be leading us”, with Revd Max Millett. All welcome, transport available, booking essential through the Shop.
Coffee Machine The shop has a new coffee machine supplied by the Sailors Society which will receive some of the profit. Do come and try it!
The Deanery Book Group will resume at the end of October, though not at the Deanery. If you are interested please email email@example.com or seek her out at the 10.30am service. The group usually meets monthly on a Tuesday evening and uses sets of books provided by the library.
Sunday Tea Parties Now that Jill Phipps has retired, please contact Sylvia Eyre about hosting a tea party, with a referral for an older person who would like to join the group or if you can volunteer as a driver (you will need a clean licence and a car, preferably four door, and be available one Sunday afternoon a month). 023 9311 2819 or Sylvia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS and SERVICES
Fossil and dinosaur exhibition with Dinosaur Isle until 29th September. Visit and explore a special collection of fossils and prehistoric artefacts installed in the arches and the Ambulatory of the Cathedral Nave with an Annual Theme TIME Talk on “Dinosaurs” at 7.00pm on Thursday 13th September in the Nave.
Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Faith: Christopher Ecclestone 7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 11th September at the Dolphin. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Lunchtime Live 1.10pm Thursday 13th September. Johnathan Eyre: organ. Refreshments from 12.30pm. Retiring collection.
Meet Bishop Matthias from Ho 3.30pm Sunday 16th September in Becket Hall. Hear the latest news from Ho in Ghana, try the “Ho Quiz”, sample freshly cooked Ghanaian food. Tickets £5.00 from Marion Syms: 01243 373409 or email@example.com. Followed by Choral Evensong with installation of four new Canons of Ho at 6.00pm.
Invitation to Harvest Lunch Sunday 23rd September after 10.30am Harvest Festival Service. All welcome. Please sign the list in the Welcome Area or contact the Cathedral Offices to reserve your place. Cottage pie and apple crumble is on the menu.
Friends AGM and Lunch meeting at 12.30pm on Sunday 30th September in Becket Hall; the Bishop will preside. Afterwards there will be a roast lunch at the Duke of Buckingham Pub on the High Street, cost £13.00. Application forms for lunch available in the Welcome Area.
PLEASE PRAY FOR
All those being baptised: Matilda Unwin and Gwilym Cooper-Harding.
Geoff and Angela Lambert who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary today.
All those in need including: Frank, Brian, Margaret, Roger, Derek, Tricia, Eric and Jane.
And those who have died: William Covington RIP.
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