After spending the whole summer seeing signs in shops for ‘Back to School’ – which always seemed an age away – suddenly the reality has come and term starts again. After the time of relaxing and changes of routine, there is a sense of a new beginning and a fresh start. The weather certainly seems…

Saint Wilfrid’s small but dedicated congregation has been undergoing some soul searching, following on from the decision to invite the Diocese Viability Team in. This was done with the aim to help look at the future of Saint Wilfrid’s. To help choose the right path for the church, both as a building and as a…

In last month’s magazine, Revd Barbara pondered on what was the highlight of the previous month had been. A month on, and our celebration of Revd Barbara’s ministry with us and the parish is up there as a highlight! It was good to welcome so many people, family and friends to celebrate Barbara’s love of…

The last few days of June have seen us involved in a range of farewells and hellos. June 24th turned into a whole day of celebrations. At the 10 a.m. Mass we said farewell to Wendy-May as she moves to become the curate of Holy Trinity Fareham. We will miss her, her singing, and her…

There are many things we take for granted – and perhaps because they are just there we do not pay them much attention or use them as much as we should. It is easy in the middle of Portsmouth to forget how fortunate we are to have such a beautiful open space next to Saint…

June 2018 Saint Wilfrid’s News As with the other two churches, the May Fayre dominated the start of May – thank you to everyone from the Church who helped us to run our stalls. We have been encouraged to be realistic about what we can do and do that well rather than to overstretch ourselves…

June 2018 Saint Faith’s News It’s hard to decide what the highlight of the past month has been. Was it the fun we had, the welcome we offered and the money we raised at the May Fayre, as part of the wider parish? Or was it the fun we had, and the money and awareness…

June 2018 Saint Mary’s News The May Fayre experienced what one person described as “The Goldilocks effect” – last year was “too cold” and many people were saying this year was “too hot”! It certainly was a glorious day – the hottest early May Bank Holiday on record – and the sun shone all day….

Sometimes through the seemingly diverse things we do, a common thread appears. We notice that a conversation topic with a friend seems to be repeated in a TV programme and then pops up in something we are reading and then again in a comment made by someone else at work. Over the last few weeks…

Last month we reported that Deacon Ken had been in hospital and then was at home resting. He continues to make a good recovery, but is still ‘taking things’ easy and will be ‘off duty’ for a while longer. He has asked us to express his appreciation for all the cards and good wishes he…

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