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December 2018

10
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s – Light in Our Darkness

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.

12
December
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

14
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Christingle

“Christingle” Drive at St Faith’s

A beetle drive with a seasonal difference to raise funds for the Children’s Society Christmas Appeal – tickets are £2.50.

Advent Prayer Breakfast at St Wilfrid’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”.

17
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s – Light in Our Darkness

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.

19
December
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Faith’s Church

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE. 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more about the music at…

Charity Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

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

20
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.

21
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.

23
December
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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Start of 9 Lessons and 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) A thin place (Wikeley) I wonder as I wander (Rütti) Here is the little Door (Howells) Sussex Carol (arr. Ledger) In Dulci Jubilo (Pearsall) I sing of a Maiden (Berkeley) Jesu Bambino (Yon) Shepherds’ Farewell (Berlioz) There Was a Star (Walton) The crown of Roses…

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 the children and young people as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift.

24
December
December 24, 2018 11:30 pm — December 25, 2018 12:30 am
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Midnight Mass at St Mary's

Midnight Mass at St Mary’s

Midnight mass with the Choir of St Mary’s, guest singers and instrumentalists – a joyful noise to welcome the birth of the Son of God. There are also Midnight Mass services at 11:30pm at St Wilfrid’s and St Faith’s.

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.

January 2019

10
January
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Organ Project Celebrations

The Organ Project: Open Evening and Organ Tours at St Mary’s

Come along for a glass of wine, a chat about The Organ Project and a tour of the impressive Walker organ at St Mary’s Church, Portsea. With the announcement that The Organ Project has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a second round application to restore, interpret and celebrate awe-inspiring Victorian heritage, we hope you will join us as we work together to present our project and secure the next stage of funding. Retiring collection in…

12
January
10:30 am — 1:00 pm
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Messy Epiphany

#FollowTheStar Messy Epiphany at St Wilfrid’s

A morning exploring the story of the star that appeared over the stable where Jesus was born and the visit of the 3 wise kings who sought him out – with art, craft, music and a lunch for all the family. Free admission and lunch. Messy Church is hands-on fun for the whole family to enjoy. Ends at 1pm. Further details call 023 9281 4444, or follow on social media: https://www.facebook.com/PortseaParish/, or email vicar@portseaparish.co.uk.

16
January
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

17
January
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

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

17
January
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Royal Marines School of Music Concert

Royal Marines School of Music Concert at St Mary’s

A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the Church the first of their 2019 Spring season of concerts at St Mary’s. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181.

19
January
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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St Faith's Coffee morning

Coffee Morning at St Faith’s

Coffee, Chat, Cakes and a chance to raise funds for charity.

20
January
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Icon of the Epiphany

Epiphanytide celebration of Music, Carols and Readings at St Mary’s

A special service celebrating the various aspects of the Epiphany season – the visit of the Wise Men, the Baptism of Christ and the wedding at Cana – using readings,  and hymns and music sung by the congregation and choir. Hymns and Carols: Songs of thankfulness and praise; Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning; O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness; Hail to the Lord’s Annointed; As With Gladness Men of Old. Music by the…

23
January
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

30
January
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

February 2019

03
February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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St Mary's Sunday Mass

Parish Mass at St Mary’s

This morning is a Parish Mass at St Mary’s to say farewell to Fr Darcy. There will be no morning services at St Faith’s nor St Wilfrid’s.

06
February
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Charity Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. The lunch usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main with a pudding to follow. The lunch costs £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.

06
February
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

07
February
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital by Dr David Price

Organ Project Recital at St Mary’s – Dr David Price

The Organ Project 2019 Recital Series continues with a recital given by Dr David Price, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral. Please do join us for a glass of wine and enjoy the historic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea.  Donations in aid of The Organ Project www.theorganproject.org.

09
February
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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The Sunflowers

Sing Along with the Sunflowers and Mamma Mia at St Mary’s

Join us for a relaxed fun evening (free admission) – sing along with the Sunflowers and others – popcorn and a film.

13
February
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

16
February
10:30 am — 12:30 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

A Valentine’s Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s

A morning of refreshments and competitions to mark St Valentine’s day. Funds raised will go to support the British Heart Foundation.  

20
February
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

Light Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

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

27
February
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

28
February
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Royal Marines School of Music Concert

Royal Marines School of Music Concert at St Mary’s

A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the Church,  part of their 2018/19 season of concerts at St Mary’s. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181.

March 2019

02
March
2:30 am — 5:00 pm
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Parish Panto 2018

‘Robin Hood & the Singing Nun!’ Panto at St Wilfrid’s

St Mary’s Parish Panto is “Robin Hood and the Singing Nun”.  Come and enjoy a traditional panto and see members of the Parish enjoying themselves – including “spot the clergy” in disguise on stage. Performances at 2.30pm and 7pm. Tickets cost £4 or £2 for under 16’s, and are available at all 3 churches, or book yours on 023 9281 4444.

02
March
7:00 pm — 9:30 pm
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Parish Panto 2018

‘Robin Hood & the Singing Nun!’ Panto at St Wilfrid’s

St Mary’s Parish Panto is “Robin Hood and the Singing Nun”.  Come and enjoy a traditional panto and see members of the Parish enjoying themselves – including “spot the clergy” in disguise on stage. Performances at 2.30pm and 7pm. Tickets cost £4 or £2 for under 16’s, and are available at all 3 churches, or book yours on 023 9281 4444.

05
March
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Caribbean Party

A Caribbean Party & Pancake Races at St Mary’s

A celebration for Shrove Tuesday with Caribbean food, music and dancing and pancake races.  A fun night for all ages.  Starts with  a short act of worship at 7pm, food at 7.30pm, music 8-10pm.  Tickets: Food £2, Music and Dancing £5.  Tickets available from all 3 churches, or book yours on 023 9281 4444.

06
March
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass for Ash Wednesday & Light Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. The lunch usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main with a pudding to follow. The lunch costs £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.  

06
March
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Ash Wednesday

Sung Mass for Ash Wednesday at St Mary’s

A special service, including the imposition of ashes, to mark the beginning of Lent.  Guest Preacher: Revd Connie Sherman, University Chaplain. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.  People wear the sign of the Cross in ash on their forehead, which is called the imposition of the ashes.  The ashes symbolise the dust from which God made us, and are obtained from burning the previous year’s palm crosses.  As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s…

07
March
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital - Simon Taranczuk

Organ Project Recital at St Mary’s – Simon Taranczuk

Our 2019 monthly Organ Recital series continues with an Organ Recital given by Simon Taranczuk, from The King’s School, Worcester and the first Hampshire County Council Organ Scholar at St Mary’s. Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea.  Programme includes: Marche (from Suite de Danses) – Pierre Cochereau Variations on Mein junges leben hat ein end – Jan Sweelinck Psalm Prelude Set 2 No. 1 –…

09
March
10:30 am — 12:30 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

Coffee Morning for the Mothers Union at St Wilfrid’s

Coffee, conversation, cake and a chance to raise funds to support the work of the Mothers Union.

13
March
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Noon Mass & Light Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. The lunch usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main with a pudding to follow. The lunch costs £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle. #LentPilgrim

13
March
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

14
March
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Light Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding. #LentPilgrim

20
March
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Noon Mass & Light Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. The lunch usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main with a pudding to follow. The lunch costs £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle. #LentPilgrim

20
March
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

21
March
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Light Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding. #LentPilgrim

23
March
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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St Faith's Coffee morning

Coffee Morning at St Faith’s

Coffee, chat, cakes and a chance to raise money for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. #LentPilgrim

24
March
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong for the Annunciation St Mary’s

Choral Evensong at St Mary’s. A time for evening prayer accompanied by music provided by the choir and organ. Morley Responses Psalm 85 to a setting by Buck The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis – Dyson in F Anthem – Parsons, Ave Maria

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