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March 2019

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

27
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

27
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…

28
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

28
March
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 2018/2019 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.

30
March
10:00 am — 2:00 pm
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Messy Church Lunch

Messy Mothering at St Wilfrid’s

A morning of craft, activities and fun exploring how we reflect the love of God for us in the way we care for others.  The morning will end with a free lunch. Bring your Mum or those that care for you!

Mothering Sunday Special Services at St Mary’s

Join us in celebrating “Mothering Sunday” with special morning services at all 3 Churches, in which we will give thanks for all who love and care for us.  The services will include the distribution of flowers to those who care for us. 10:00 St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA.  Tel: 023 9281 4444. 09:30 Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT.  Tel: 023 9282 7322. 09:30 St Wilfrid’s Church, George St, Portsmouth PO1 5RT. Tel: 023 9282 2687.

31
March
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Mothering Sunday Daffodils

Listen With Mother – Music Foundation Concert for Mothering Sunday

Listen with Mother is a concert for Mothering Sunday given by the University of Portsmouth Student Choir in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation and Organ Project.  The programme will include: Victor C. Johnson: Abide with Me. Ruth Morris Gray: Evening. Hubert Parry: Crossing the Bar. Will Todd: At Evening. Carter and Hudson: Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight. Pasek and Paul: A Million Dreams. Stephen Sondheim: Our Time. C.V. Stanford: Quick! We have but a second. The concert lasts about an…

April 2019

03
April
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

03
April
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…

04
April
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

04
April
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Project Big Screen

Organ Recital by Andrew Cleary

Our 2019 Organ Recital Series continues with a recital given by Andrew Cleary of St Peter’s, Bishops Waltham in aid of The Organ Project (http://www.theorganproject.org).  Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea.  The recitalist in the organ loft is relayed instantaneously to a large screen which makes for gripping viewing! Programme: Festival Toccata – Percy Eastman Fletcher (1879-1932); Aria – Flor Peeters (1903-1986); Suite Gothique, Op…

06
April
10:00 am — 2:00 pm
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St Wilfrid's Spring Fayre

Spring Fayre at St Wilfrid’s

A chance to enjoy a “traditional” Church Fayre with stalls, games, refreshments and a raffle!

06
April
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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PCU Concert

Dramatic Classics – PCU Concert at St Mary’s

Crossing of the Red Sea by Hummel – this is a UK Premiere of this exciting work, English translation by David Gostick. Mass in C Minor by Mozart. With Southern Pro Musica orchestra.

10
April
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

11
April
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

13
April
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Parish Passover Meal

Parish Passover Meal at St Faith’s

Join us as we celebrate Passover with a Traditional Passover Lunch done in our own unique style.  Bring you own cutlery.  Tickets are £3, children are free. Tickets available from all 3 churches or phone 023 9281 4444 to book yours. #LentPilgrim

Palm Procession from St Wilfrid’s to St Mary’s

Join us in walking through the streets with music and singing as we remember the journey Jesus made to Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday. Followed by Parish Mass at St Mary’s at 10am. There will be no Mass at St Faith’s nor St Wilfrid’s that Sunday. #LentPilgrim

15
April
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Passiontide

Mass and Reflection – ‘The Pilgrimage to the Cross’ at St Mary’s

Led by Revd Richard Wyld, Bishop’s Chaplain #LentPilgrim

16
April
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Passiontide

Mass and Reflection – ‘The Pilgrimage to the Cross’ at St Wilfrid’s

Led by Revd Richard Wyld, Bishop’s Chaplain #LentPilgrim

17
April
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

17
April
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
April
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Passiontide

Mass and Reflection – ‘The Pilgrimage to the Cross’ at St Faith’s

Led by Revd Richard Wyld, Bishop’s Chaplain #LentPilgrim

Eucharist of the Last Supper and Vigil of Prayer

Join us on Maundy Thursday as we remember the last supper Jesus shared with his friends; how at that meal he washed his disciples’ feet and then led them to the Garden of Gethsemane where he invited them to “watch and pray”. You are welcome to join us as we “watch and pray” any time between 9pm and Midnight. At St Mary’s: Guest Preacher – Canon Peter Leonard.  Music: A New Commandment – Moles, Go Ye to Dark Gethsemane –…

19
April
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Young Person's Good Friday Service

Service for Good Friday led by the Young People of St Mary’s

A service for Good Friday led by the young people and children of St Mary’s.  Join us as we reflect on the journey that Jesus made on this day for us. #LentPilgrim

19
April
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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The Cross

Reflections on the Cross at St Mary’s

A chance to be still and to reflect on the significance of the cross.

The Liturgy of the Cross

You are invited to join Christians throughout the world as we gather at the foot of the Cross to pray for our world and ourselves. At St Mary’s: Preacher – Canon Peter Leonard.  Music: O Vos Omnes by Gesualdo, God So Loved the World by Stainer. #LentPilgrim St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA. Tel: 023 9281 4444. St Wilfrid’s Church, George St, Portsmouth PO1 5RT. Tel: 023 9282 2687. St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT. Tel:…

Vigil & First Mass of Easter at St Mary’s & St Faith’s

A service which begins in the darkness of the night and celebrates the coming of the Light of the world.  The new life of Christ is marked with joy! At St Mary’s: Preacher is Canon Peter Leonard.  Music: Hail Easter Bright – Moles. St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA. Tel: 023 9281 4444. St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT. Tel: 023 9282 7322.

21
April
8:00 am — 8:30 am
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Paschal Candle

Book of Common Prayer Communion at St Mary’s

A traditional said service for Easter morning.

Special Services for Easter Sunday

Join us for the most important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 10:00am St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA. Tel: 023 9281 4444. 09:30am St Wilfrid’s Church, George St, Portsmouth PO1 5RT. Tel: 023 9282 2687. 09:30am St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT. Tel: 023 9282 7322. At St Mary’s with the choir and instrumentalists.  Anthem – Worthy is the Lamb and the Amen from Handel’s Messiah.

21
April
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Choral Evensong & Benediction for Easter Sunday at St Mary’s

The choir of St Mary’s sing a traditional service of Choral Evensong which is followed by Benediction. Introit – Moles, Hail Easter Bright; Smith Responses; Psalm 105; Canticles – Stanford in C; Anthem – O Sons & Daughters, Walford Davies; Howells, O Salutaris Hostia. Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, is a time of adoration in front of the Sacrament which concludes with the congregation being blessed by it.

May 2019

01
May
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…

06
May
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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St Mary's May Fayre

The St Mary’s May Fayre

The Annual Community Fayre & celebration of life in Fratton is held in the church & grounds each May Bank Holiday Monday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each year around 10,000 visitors enjoy this event with its variety of attractions – Real Ale Tent; Arena displays; Morris dancers; Bouncy Castle; Bands; Funfair rides & much more.  Enquiries for pitches may be made to mayfayre@portseaparish.co.uk The Church is open with displays, refreshments and music throughout the day. The Organ Project…

11
May
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Christian Aid Big Breakfast at St Faith’s

Support Christian Aid at a breakfast with bacon rolls, cereals, fruit, toast and much more.  Minimum cost £1 for each item.  Tea/coffee/fruit juice 50p.  You can donate more if you wish!

16
May
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
May
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Easter Bunny Drive

Easter Bunny Drive at St Faith’s

A fun seasonal variation on a Beetle Drive. Pay on the door. £2.50 each. All takings will go to Christian Aid.

19
May
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Nadina String Quartet

Lunch Time Concert – Nadina String Quartet

The Nadina String Quartet perform A Musical Miscellany – a variety of music from across the years. Come and join us for a lunchtime concert, with music by the wonderful Nadina String Quartet. Made up of professional and semi-professional musicians, the group is much in demand for their ability & dedication to the music they play. Come and join us for what promises to be a very special concert. Free entry, with retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s…

22
May
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
May
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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The Ascension of Jesus

Ascension Day Service at St Mary’s

A service celebrating the ascension of Jesus into Heaven. The service will include commissioning of the Parochial Church Council.

June 2019

05
June
7:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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St Mary's Church

Thy Kingdom Come at St Mary’s

As part of 10 days of Prayer for Portsmouth at different churches in the city and culminating with a Thy Kingdom Come picnic at Portchester Castle on Sunday, prayers will be held at St Mary’s on the 5th June. With the Choir of St Mary’s. Remaining Schedule: Wednesday 5th June, 7:30pm at St Mary’s Church. Thursday 6th June, 7:30pm at St Jude’s Church. Friday 7th June, 7:30pm at King’s Church. Saturday 8th June, 9:30am at Portsdown Hill(by Mick’s Monster Burgers…

06
June
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital – Postponed to 13th June

Due to technical issues with the Walker Organ, the organ recital by Richard Moore  has had to be moved from 6th June to the 13th June.

08
June
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning & Mini-Market at St Faith’s

Coffee, Chat, Cakes and a chance to raise funds for the Kurdish Women’s Group who meet at the Church.

08
June
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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D-Day Remembrance

D-Day 75 Caen Twinning Concert

Concert to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a visiting choir from Caen called Veni, Vidi Canto, and also featuring: The St Mary’s Church Choir, The Fine Voice Academy, Miss Becki Short – 40s performer (and her entourage including the Oasis Community Choir),  and The Haven Community Choir. Free tickets available at EventBrite .  Refreshments will be on sale, and retiring donations to St Mary’s Music Foundation will be welcome. The event is organised by Portsmouth European Cities Twinning…

09
June
4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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Dickens

Dickens Fellowship Service at St Mary’s

Join members of the local branch of the Dickens Fellowship in celebrating the anniversary of his death with a service and tea at the Church where he was baptised.  Choral Evensong followed by Tea and readings from Dickens. Members of the public may join the Fellowship after the service for tea and also stay for the readings if they so wish.

13
June
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Project Big Screen

The Organ Project recital – Richard Moore

This is the organ recital moved from 6th June due to technical issues with the Walker Organ. Our 2019 monthly Organ Recital series continues with an Organ Recital given by Richard Moore, Sub-organist of Guildford Cathedral. Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. The recitalist in the organ loft is relayed instantaneously to a large screen which makes for gripping viewing! Donations in aid of The…

15
June
10:30 am — 12:30 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

A Coffee Morning for Father’s Day at St Wilfrid’s

A morning of refreshments and competitions to celebrate Father’s Day and to raise some funds.

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