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December 2021

19
December
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 4th Sunday of Advent – 19th December 2021 – St Mary’s Church, Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. You can find our notices for the week here.

19
December
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Nine Lessons & Carols of Christmas

A traditional telling of the Christmas Story through readings and carols sung by the congregation and choir. If you would like to watch, you can find a stream of the service here. To follow along, please find the order of service here.

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December
4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Portsmouth Film Society presents Soul

Portsmouth Film Society will be hosting a screening of the Pixar’s animated film Soul (2020): Just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. If you would like to attend, then please book tickets through the Film Society (tickets for under 16s cost £2, otherwise general admission is £3).

21
December
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Portsmouth Film Society presents Miracle on 34th Street

Portsmouth Film Society will be hosting a screening of the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947): In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa…

22
December
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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A Blue Christmas at St Mary’s

A gentle service with carols and readings, Blue Christmas offers a simple, quiet service for anyone who wants space to sit and be, acknowledging the pain and emptiness that so many can feel at this time of year. If you would like to watch, please either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube stream.

24
December
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary’s Nativity Service

The Christmas Story as told by our children and young people as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift. If you would like to attend, please contact vicar@portseaparish.co.uk To watch along, please either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube stream.

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December
December 24, 2021 11:30 pm — December 25, 2021 12:30 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Midnight Mass at St Mary’s

A traditional celebration of Midnight Mass at St Mary’s To watch along, please either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to attend, please contact vicar@portseaparish.co.uk

25
December
9:00 am — 9:30 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Book of Common Prayer Communion

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

25
December
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Christmas Mass at St Mary’s Church

We joyfully celebrate the birth of Christ and God’s great gift to us To watch along, please either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, please find the hymn sheet here. If you would like to attend, please contact vicar@portseaparish.co.uk

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December
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: St Stephen’s Day – 26th December 2021 – St Mary’s Church, Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, please find the hymn sheet here.

January 2022

02
January
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 2nd Sunday after Advent – 2nd January 2021 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here.

06
January
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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The Feast of the Epiphany

Join us as we celebrate the Magi’s offerings To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here.

09
January
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: The Baptism of the Lord – 9th January 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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January
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christs Presence 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – 16th January 2022 – St Marys Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing, please find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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January
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christs Presence 3rd Sunday after Epiphany – 23rd January 2022 – St Marys Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

23
January
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Music and Readings for the Epiphany Season

Celebrate the signs and symbols of the season of Epiphany with music and readings. To watch along, please either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube stream.

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January
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christs Presence 4th Sunday after Epiphany – 30th January 2022 – St Marys Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to watch along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find the notices for the week here.

February 2022

02
February
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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A Mass Celebrating Candlemas

A celebration of the end of the Christmas and Epiphany season as we reflect on the faithfulness of Simeon and Anna, and Mary and Jospeh; give thanks for the ‘light to enlighten the nations;’ and welcome those exploring their faith and seeking confirmation. To watch along, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream.

06
February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 4th Sunday before Lent – 6th February 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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A Coffee Morning for Valentine’s Season

An opportunity to raise some funds for Christian Aid in place of the cancelled Reindeer Drive, and to welcome those preparing for their weddings at St Mary’s this year. The morning will also provide an opportunity to have some of the famous bacon butties from St Faiths!

13
February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christs Presence: 3rd Sunday before Lent – 13th February 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. Our notices for the week can be found here.

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February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christs Presence: 2nd Sunday before Lent – 20th February 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Faith’s Church
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A Coffee Morning at St Faith’s

A chance to have coffee with the community and to reflect on EcoChurch and our care of the environment as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

27
February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christs Presence: 1st Sunday before Lent – 27th February 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

March 2022

01
March
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Shrove Tuesday Celebrations

We welcome Fr Rajiv Sidhu as a curate with a special service, followed by pancake races, Caribbean food, and a quiz. If you would like to join us for any or all of these parts, please contact vicar@portseaparish.co.uk. The food will cost £3 per person, and to join in with the quiz will cost £2. You can watch the service welcoming Fr Rajiv either on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

02
March
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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A Sung Mass for Ash Wednesday

A special service celebrating Ash Wednesday, including the imposition of ashes and Revd Canon Sarah Chapman as our guest preacher, to mark the beginning of Lent. You can watch the service either on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. To follow along, please find the order of service here.

06
March
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 1st Sunday of Lent – 6th March 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

13
March
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 2nd Sunday of Lent – 13th March 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

26
March
2:30 pm — 4:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Sherlock Holmes & the Mystery of the Panto!

Come and enjoy a traditional panto with members of the Parish enjoying themselves, and try to spot the clergy in disguise on stage. Performances are either at 14:30 or 19:00. Tickets cost £4, or £2 for under 16’s, and are available at all 3 churches, or you can email officeassistant@portseaparish.co.uk or phone 023 9281 4444 to book tickets.

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March
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 3rd Sunday of Lent – 20th March 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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March
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: Mothering Sunday – 27th March 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

Come and give thanks to those who care for us, especially those who have supported us over the last months. To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the service sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

April 2022

02
April
5:30 pm — 6:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Portsmouth Choral Union’s The Seven Last Words of Christ

Join us to hear this rarely performed, beautiful re-telling of the Seven Last Words of Christ, which form a sort of shorthand interpretation of the crucifixion from the Gospels of Mark, Luke, and John, arranged into presumed chronological order, and performed by Portsmouth Choral Union. If you would like to hear Portsmouth Choral Union perform, then please book tickets in advance on their website. The Seven Last Words of Christ at St Mary’s Church on 2 April 2022 – A…

03
April
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 5th Sunday of Lent – 3rd April 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, please find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

03
April
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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A Choral Meditation for Passiontide

A series of music and readings for the season, sung by members of St Mary’s Choir, and a time for reflection as we begin the season for Passiontide. To follow along, you can either go to our YouTube stream or our Facebook page

09
April
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Messy Easter

A morning of Easter craft and activities as we explore together the hope and joy of the Easter story.

10
April
9:30 am — 11:00 am
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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A Procession for Palm Sunday

Join us in walking through the streets from St Wilfrid’s to St Mary’s or just come to your door and enjoy a procession with music and singing as we remember the journey Jesus made to Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday. Alternatively, you can simply attend the Parish Mass at St Mary’s Church at 10:00am. You can also tune in to our livestreams of the Parish Mass, either on YouTube or our Facebook page. To follow along, please find the…

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April
April 11, 2022 7:00 pm — April 13, 2022 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Evening Mass and Reflections at St Mary’s

A series of three evening masses on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 7pm. These services will also include reflections from guest preachers on what it means to have a community based on love. On Monday, the lead chaplain at Q.A. hospital, Revd. Dawn Banting, will be reflecting on her experiences. On Tuesday, the Revd. Tracey Ansell, the North End Baptist Church’s minister and the leader of Portsmouth’s Hope Into Action will be reflecting on her experiences. Finally, on Wednesday…

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April
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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A Eucharist of the Last Supper & Vigil of Prayer for Maundy Thursday

Join us 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”. To follow along, please either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. You can find the order of service here: https://storage.googleapis.com/portseaparish.appspot.com/1/2022/04/Maundy-Thursday-Service-Sheet.pdf At St Wilfrid’s, there will be a quiet afternoon starting with the Eucharist of the Last Supper at…

15
April
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Young Church for Good Friday

An opportunity to explore the journey to the cross for young people & families.

15
April
1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Reflections on and the Liturgy of the Cross

You are invited to join Christians throughout the world as we gather at the foot of the Cross and pray for our world and ourselves. At 1pm, reflections on the cross will be given, and at 2pm the liturgy of the cross will be given. Join us for either or both of these events. At St Faith’s and St Wilfrid’s there will be a liturgy of the cross at 2pm. At St Wilfred’s, this will be preceded by a quiet…

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April
8:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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The Vigil and First Mass of Easter

A service which begins in the darkness of the night and celebrates the coming of the Light of the world. The new life in Christ is marked with joy! To follow along, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube channel. To follow along, please find the order of service here.

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April
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: Easter Day

Come join us as we come together to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Surrexit Christus! To follow along, you can either go to our Facebook page or to our YouTube channel. Easter Eucharists will also be held at 9am at St Faith’s Church, and at 11am at St Wilfrid’s Church. To follow along, please find the order of service here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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April
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Choral Evensong & Benediction for Easter Day

The choir of St Mary’s sing a traditional service of Choral Evensong, which is followed by Benediction, a time of adoration in front of the Sacrament which concludes with the congregation being blessed by it. To follow along, please either go to our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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April
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 2nd Sunday of Easter – 24th April 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

May 2022

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May
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 3rd Sunday of Easter – 24th April 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

02
May
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary’s Community May Fayre

We are very happy to announce the May Fayre will take place this year on the May Bank Holiday on 2nd May. The May Fayre is a celebration of life in Fratton taking place in the church and grounds. Each year around 10,000 visitors enjoy this event with its variety of attractions including a real ale tent, arena displays, a bouncy castle, bands, funfair rides and over 100 stalls. There are still some spaces left to book stalls, but they…

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May
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 4th Sunday of Easter – 8th May 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, the hymn sheet can be found here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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May
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 5th Sunday of Easter – 15th May 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

15
May
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Music Foundation Concert Series: Portsmouth High School’s Junior Musician

We look forward to welcoming young musicians from Portsmouth High Junior School to perform in concert at St Mary’s, as part of the Music Foundation concert series. These young performers will be showcasing their musical skills and talents in a concert that embraces all musical walks of life! We very much hope you’ll be able to come and hear this special concert. Supporting young musicians and performers in our city is a central tenet of the Music Foundation and so…

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May
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Celebrating Christ’s Presence: 6th Sunday of Easter – 22nd May 2022 – St Mary’s Church Portsea

To watch, you can either go to our Facebook page, or our YouTube stream. To follow along, please find the order of service here. If you would like to sing along, you can find the hymn sheet here. You can find our notices for the week here.

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