Weekly Newsletter

NOTES & NEWS - St. Cuthbert & St. Aidan's weekly Newsletter.

Second Sunday of Advent - 10th December 2017

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK (In St. Cuthbert's Church unless otherwise indicated)

Sunday 10th - 2nd Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. David Power
9.00am Holy Communion at St. Aidan's led by Revd. David Power. Preacher: Bryan Stephenson
10.00am Baptism Service led by Revd. Jeanette Power
Preacher: Bryan Stephenson
Reader: Angie England, Intercessor: Beulah Walters
4.00pm Christingle
5.30pm Christingle at St. Aidan's Church

Monday 11th
7.30am Morning prayer
9.00am-12.30 Community Café

Tuesday 12th
7.30am Morning prayer
9.15am-12.30 Community Café (Wells-Smith Room)
10.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. David Power

Wednesday 13th
7.30am Morning prayer
9.00am-12.00 Community Café (Re-opens 10th January201

Thursday 14th
7.30am Morning Prayer
12.30pm Community Lunch Club (Wells-Smith Room) Nb. Christmas Lunch and then closed until 11th Jan.

Friday 15th
7.30am Morning Prayer
9.00am-12.30 Community Café (Re-opens 8th January 2018)

Sunday 17th - 3rd Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. David Power
9.00am Healing Service at St. Aidan's led by Revd. Carol Gully. Preacher: Kate Marlow
10.00am Healing Service led by Revd. David Power
Preacher: Kate Marlow
Reader: Joyce Martin, Intercessor: Sue Walker
5.30pm Traditional Carol Service at St. Aidan's Church
6.00pm Traditional Carol Service

17th December Readings - 3rd Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-end, 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24 and John 1.6-8, 19-28


Mon 11th Luke 10. 1-16

Tues 12th Luke 10. 17-24

Wed 13th Luke 10. 25-37

Thurs 14th Luke 10. 38-42

Fri 15th Luke 11. 1-13

Sat 16th Luke 11. 14-26


There is a large Christmas card at the back of St. Cuthbert's Church for those who would prefer to sign this instead of writing lots of individual cards. You could then make a donation to our Christmas charity, Help in Bereavement in the collection box next to the card.

CHRISTINGLE SERVICES - Sunday 10th December

4.00pm at St. Cuthbert's Church accompanied by our music group.
5.30pm at St. Aidan's Church accompanied by Deb Vears.
Please come along and join in.


5.30pm at St. Aidan's Church accompanied by Judith Williams.
6.00pm at St. Cuthbert's Church accompanied by Linda Bell.
Please come along, everyone welcome.

8.00am HOLY COMMUNION - Sunday 24th December Since there will be the opportunity in our parish to receive Holy Communion on Christmas Eve at 9.00 a.m., 10.00 a.m., 11.30 p.m. (in both churches) and at 10.00 a.m. on Christmas Day, there will be no 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion on Christmas Eve.


Christingle Services:

St. Aidan's Sunday 10th, 5.30pm

St. Cuthbert's: Sunday 10th, 4.00pm

Traditional Carol Services:

St. Aidan's: Sunday 17th, 5.30pm

St. Cuthbert's: Sunday 17th, 6.00pm

Carols in The Lodge: - Thursday 21st 7.00pm to 9pm in The Lodge, Anchorage Park. Please bring something for a shared supper and your own drinks. All welcome.

Crib Service:

St. Cuthbert's: Sunday 24th, 4.00pm

Midnight Communion:

Both Churches: Sunday 24th, 11.30pm

Christmas Morning:

St. Cuthbert's Only: Sunday 25th, 10.00am


A Magical Christmas Concert on Saturday 16th Dec. at 7 pm in St Cuthbert's Church.

Tickets available from Sue Walker 07763 210 659.

'CAROLS IN THE LODGE' - Thursday 21st December from 7pm to 9pm in The Lodge, Anchorage Park.

Please bring something for a shared supper and your own drinks. All welcome.

ENCOMPASS: Fun, fellowship and faith for older people

At St. Cuthbert’s Church, Copnor, 2.00pm-4.00pm (The third Tuesday in every month)

Next Date: December 19th - Christmas Party

Board Games, Crafts, Themed activities, Quizzes, Reminiscence and afternoon tea.

There will be a short service of worship.

We aim to be accessible for retired people of all ages and abilities.

This month’s theme is: Christmas gifts

Come and join with us as we celebrate Christmas.

There will be a short concert provided by “The Fine Voice Academy”, along with traditional party games, and quizzes. For tea we will be serving Christmas goodies.

All welcome, why not bring a friend.


If you would like to give a donation towards our Christmas Flowers, I will be collecting until December 18th. Thank you very much. Janet Day.


If anyone in the St. Cuthbert's congregation would like a free bible, there are three available at the back of the church, please help yourself.


Thank you to everyone who played a part in this event, whether by helping in any way or by coming to see the trees and enjoying the music.


Our next meeting is on Weds 20th Dec at 7.30 when we will be meeting at the Vicarage.

Please bring with you some food to share and also your 'Grotty/Fun Secret Santa.

Sue Wells 07762 332 226.


All you need to do is donate £5 gift cards from stores such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Argos, which will be given to people in need this Christmas.

Please bring or send your vouchers to The Deanery Office, St. Faith's Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT to arrive before 13th December.

There will be a Carol Service at St. Mary's Church on Friday 15th December at 12pm when the gift cards will be handed to representatives of the charities being supported.

Please see the leaflets available at both churches for further information.

LIGHT UP A LIFE SERVICE (The Rowans Hospice)

Friday 15th December Canoe Lake, Southsea Lake of Lights 5-7pm, service at 5.45pm.


Thursday 21st December at 7.30pm - St. Mary's Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth.

Tickets available on the door or tel. 023 9272 6181.

FREE CHRISTMAS DAY MEALS are available to book at the following locations:

The Salvation Army, 10.30-3.00pm - Contact Major Ian Urmston 023 9282 1164 or ian.urmston@salvationarmy.org.uk

St John's Cathedral, 2.30-5.30pm - Contact Mrs Bobbie Cozens 07713 160 471 or 023 9281 4678 or cozensbe@googlemail.com