Weekly Newsletter

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

19th Sunday after Trinity - 22nd October 2017

What's On This Week (in St. Cuthbert's Church unless otherwise indicated)

Sunday 22nd - 19th Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. David Power
9.00am All-Age Service led by Revd. Jeanette Power, Preacher: Revd. Canon David Power
10.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. Carol Gully, Preacher: Revd. Canon David Power
Reader: Suzanne Davis, Intercessor: Barry Day
Frogs Children's Group (Age 3-11 yrs) (Rainbow Room)

Monday 23rd
7.30am Morning prayer
9.00am-12.30 Community Café
10.00-11.30am Bible Study Group

Tuesday 24th
7.30am Morning prayer
9.15am-12.30 Community Café (Wells-Smith Room)
10.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. David Power

Wednesday 25th
7.30am Morning prayer
9.00am-12.00 Community Café

Thursday 26th
7.30am Morning prayer
12.30pm Community Lunch Club (Wells-Smith Room)
2.00pm Life Matters Social Group (Bradbury Suite)

Friday 27th
7.30am Morning prayer
9.00am-12.30 Community Café
7.30pm Christianity Explored Course (The Vicarage)

Sunday 29th - Bible Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. David Power
9.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. David Power, Preacher: Revd. Jeanette Power
10.00am Holy Communion led by Revd. Jeanette Power
Reader: Don Walsh, Intercessor: Jane Robinson

READINGS - 29th October - Bible Sunday

Nehemiah 8.1-4a(5-6)8-12, Colossians 3.12-17 and Matthew 24.30-35.


Our annual memorial service will be held on Sunday 5th November in St. Cuthbert's Church at 3pm.

Everyone is invited to come and remember any loved ones who have died.

You will be given the opportunity to light a candle and hear their name read out in memory.

You are also invited to stay for tea and cake after the service.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE - Countdown to 18th November!

Only five weeks to go! Can you help on or run a stall on 18th November please? Let Sue Walker know or add your name to list at back of Church. You don't necessarily have to stock the stall yourself - we will be asking for donations.

Also start thinking about what cakes you might be able to bake for the Cake Stall, continue making your table decorations and letting Sally know of prizes you can offer for the Raffle. Thank you.


Our annual Remembrance Sunday Service will take place at St. Cuthbert's Church on Sunday 12th November at 10am.

Please come along if you are able to.


I am delighted to advise that our Harvest Charity raised an amazing £588.68!

Of this total, £211.85 was "gift aided", making our total donation worth £641.64.

Thank you to all who contributed. Alan Phillips.


If you know of anyone who might need a visit from the pastoral care team for support or prayer please speak to Revd. Canon David Power.

HELPING HANDS - Do you need a little help?

Would you like someone to chat to?

How about some shopping, gardening or small DIY jobs?

Then call 0775 129 3296 and Pat French will put you in touch with a volunteer who can help you.


Thursday 26th October at 2pm

MESSY CHURCH - Saturday 4th November, 2-4pm.

Join us for craft, activities, games and refreshments and invite your friends, family and neighbours. If you would like to help with the set-up, activities, refreshments or tidying away then please speak to

Rachel Milne 023 9282 2711.


Through my work at QAH I am taking part in Choctober 2017 to raise funds for The National Kidney Association.

I shall not be eating chocolate throughout October and I would be grateful if you could sponsor me in this challenge. I shall be in Church on Sunday so do come and see me. Thank you. Mary Bish.


We will be meeting on Weds. 25th October at 7.30 p.m. in the Poppy Room, when we will be making Angels for our Christmas Tree. All the materials will be supplied but there will be a small charge to cover this. Sue Wells 07762332226

VOLUNTEER READING SUPPORT – Mayfield School, North End

Portsmouth Youth Chaplaincy is looking for volunteers to help pupils in Years 7 and 8 to improve their reading confidence and enjoyment of books.

This is an opportunity to support young people in our area. Volunteers need to be able to commit to one morning per week, term-times only, from 8:00 – 8:45am.

There is an application process which includes a DBS check. Full induction and support will be given.

Find out more at: www.youthchaplaincy.wordpress.com or find us on

Facebook.com/YouthChaplaincy or contact Revd Sue Whitelock


CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH at St. John's Cathedral

This is organised every year for elderly people who may be on their own on Christmas Day.

The lunch is held at St. John's Cathedral Hall and those invited are picked up at home and brought by volunteer drivers for lunch starting at 3pm on Christmas Day.

After a glass of sherry they are given a full Christmas dinner followed by entertainment and a sing song. At about 5.30pm their driver takes them home.

If you know of anyone who would like an invitation, please contact Cathy Phillips (Parish Administrator) by Friday 11th November with their name, address, telephone number and any health or mobility issues.

Tel. 023 923 40730 or email: cathyphillips@virginmedia.com

ROYAL MARINES SCHOOL OF MUSIC - St. Mary's Church, Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm

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

HEALING DAY AT PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL - Saturday 18th November, 9.30am-3.30pm, cost £12

Encountering the God who Heals

Come and be inspired, encouraged, renewed!

Includes Healing Service led by the Bishop of Portsmouth

For further details tel. 023 9289 9656 or email: patricia.gray@portsmouth.anglican.org