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December 2019

05
December
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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Fratton Festival of Light 2019

Fratton Big Local Festival of Lights at St Mary’s

A procession of lanterns and light through Fratton ending with entertainment in the Church. Fratton Big Local helping Fratton to shine. Weather permitting the procession will leave the Royal British Legion Club at Fratton Bridge at 6.00pm and should arrive at St Mary’s by 6.30pm. The theme this year is ‘’The Sea’’ so look out for jellyfish , squid and puffer fish in Fratton Road . Not to mention a Whale and the annual return of the Fratton Fox. Over…

08
December
9:30 am — 10:30 am
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A Christingle

Christingle Celebration at St Faith’s

Supporting the Children’s Society we celebrate the light of the world.

08
December
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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The Annual News Carol Service

The Annual “News” Carol Service at St Mary’s

Join local schoolchildren and their families in celebrating the Christmas Story at a Christingle service held with the support of ‘The News’.

09
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings using different traditions to reflect on the advent theme –  the evenings will include candlelit worship and reflection

13
December
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Reindeer Drive

Reindeer Drive for Christian Aid at St Faith’s

A Beetle Drive with a seasonal difference to raise funds for Christian Aid Christmas Appeal– tickets £2.50

Advent Prayer Breakfast at St Mary’s

An opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast and reflect on what brings “light into our darkness” and to hear from others about what brings “light to their life”.

14
December
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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PCU - A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol – Portsmouth Choral Union at St Mary’s

Mr Fezziwigs Christmas Party by Jonathan Rathbone Christmas Carols for everyone Conductor: David Gostick Accompanist: Ian Richardson Mr Fezziwig is a character from the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to provide contrast with Ebenezer Scrooge’s attitude towards business ethics. Mr Fezziwig, played by Cannon Bob White, Vicar of St Mary’s, is instructing a young Scrooge and his fellow apprentice Dick, to ready the premises for their annual Christmas Party. They enjoy music and dancing and when finally the…

16
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings using different traditions to reflect on the advent theme –  the evenings will include candlelit worship and reflection

Light Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the work of Stop Domestic Abuse. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

19
December
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Royal Marines Christmas Concert

Royal Marines School of Music Christmas Concert at St Mary’s

The Royal Marine School of Music Christmas Concert. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181.

20
December
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Churches Homeless Action 2017

Churches Homeless Action Carols at St Mary’s

A celebration of Christmas and distribution of Vouchers collected via local Churches and Groups to agencies who will be supporting the ‘homeless’ over the Christmas season. A chance for us to share a ‘gift’ with others.

22
December
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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9 Lessons & Carols

Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols at St Mary’s

A traditional telling of the Christmas story through readings, carols sung by the congregation and the choir. The service will be followed by Sherry and mince pies. Music by the choir: Silent Night – arr. Rose. The Wexford Carol – Rutter. This is the Truth – arr. R Vaughan Williams Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – Gardner. The Lamb – Tavener. Hymn to the Virgin – Britten. Ding Dong Merrily on High – arr. Willberg. Sleeps Judea Fair –…

23
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings using different traditions to reflect on the advent theme –  the evenings will include candlelit worship and reflection

24
December
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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St Mary's Nativity Service

Nativity Service at St Mary’s

The Christmas story is told by our children and young people as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift.  With carols and music accompanied by the Choir.  Any children who wish to take part in the drama should arrive by 4pm for dress rehearsal.

Nativity Service & Christingle at St Wilfrid’s

The Christmas story is told by our Children & Young people, as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift & celebrate the Light of the World with the giving out of Christingles

24
December
December 24, 2019 11:30 pm — December 25, 2019 12:30 am
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Midnight Mass at St Mary's

Midnight Mass at St Mary’s

Come and join us as we continue to follow the star with the congregation and Choir of St Mary’s and instrumentalists a joyful greeting to the Christ child.

24
December
December 24, 2019 11:30 pm — December 25, 2019 11:30 pm
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Midnight Mass Nativity Scene

Midnight Mass at St Faith’s

Come and join us as we continue to follow the star with the congregation of St Faith’s a joyful greeting to the Christ child.

24
December
December 24, 2019 11:30 pm — December 25, 2019 11:30 pm
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Midnight Mass Nativity Scene

Midnight Mass at St Wilfrid’s

Come and join us as we continue to follow the star with the congregation of St Wilfrid’s a joyful greeting to the Christ child.

25
December
9:00 am — 9:30 am
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St Mary's in Snow

Book of Common Prayer Communion at St Mary’s

A quieter service to start Christmas day, using words that have been used for over 500 years.

25
December
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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St Mary's in Snow

Christmas Day Mass and Carols at St Mary’s

Come and give thanks for the greatest gift we have ever been given.

February 2020

13
February
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Project Recital David Oldfield

Organ Project Recital – David Oldfield at St Mary’s

Our 2020 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by David Oldfield (St Luke’s, Whyteleafe). Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic J.W. Walker & Sons pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea.  The recitalist in the organ loft is instantaneously projected onto a large screen which makes for gripping viewing! Donations in aid of The Organ Project (www.theorganproject.org) – c/o St Mary’s Church Music Foundation (registered Charity no. 1020088). Don’t…

March 2020

12
March
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Project Rectial March 2020

Organ Project Recital – Philip Drew and David Hansell at St Mary’s

Our 2020 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a *duet* recital given by Philip Drew and David Hansell. Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic J.W. Walker & Sons pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. Donations in aid of The Organ Project (www.theorganproject.org) – c/o St Mary’s Church Music Foundation (registered Charity no. 1020088) Don’t miss concerts in Fratton, sign up for our events newsletter at https://www.portseaparish.co.uk/connect.

September 2020

03
September
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Project Recital September 2020

Organ Project Recital – George Richford

Our 2020 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by George Richford. Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic J.W. Walker & Sons pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. Donations in aid of The Organ Project (www.theorganproject.org) – c/o St Mary’s Church Music Foundation (registered Charity no. 1020088) Don’t miss concerts in Fratton, sign up for our events newsletter at https://www.portseaparish.co.uk/connect.

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