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December 2019

25
December
9:00 am — 9:30 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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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
@ St Mary’s Church
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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.

29
December
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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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. There will be no morning services at St Faith’s nor St Wilfrid’s.

January 2020

08
January
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Bereavement Stars

Requiem Mass for Those Named on Christmas Tree Stars at St Mary’s

A Requiem Mass for all those who have died and been remembered on the Christmas tree stars in the church.

18
January
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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St Faith's Coffee morning

Coffee Morning at St Faith’s

Join us for a chance to chat, enjoy some coffee and a legendary Bacon Buttie, and help us raise some funds.

18
January
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Royal Marines School of Music Family Concert at St Mary’s

A concert for all the family held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the Church. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181. Children are free, Standard Ticket £10, Concessions £9. Don’t miss concerts and musical events in St Mary’s, sign up for our events newsletter at portseaparish.co.uk/connect.

19
January
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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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.

February 2020

02
February
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Sunday Mass

Sung Mass for Candlemas with Guest Preacher at St Mary’s

A service to celebrate the “Light to lighten the Nations”.  At St Mary’s the quest preacher is Revd Sally Davenport, Holy Trinity Fareham. Did you know that the Christmas season officially ends this weekend? Whilst the trees have come down, the decorations packed away and the food long since eaten, the church’s celebration of Christ’s coming into the world actually ends this Sunday. Please do join us at one of our services this Sunday morning where we will celebrate Candlemas.…

13
February
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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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…

15
February
10:30 am — 12:30 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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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
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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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 a charity. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

22
February
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Parish Panto 2018

‘Snow White & The Several Dwarfs’ Parish Panto at St Wilfrid’s

St Mary’s Parish Panto is “Snow White & The Several Dwarfs”.  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.

22
February
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Parish Panto 2018

‘Snow White & The Several Dwarfs’ Parish Panto at St Wilfrid’s

St Mary’s Parish Panto is “Snow White & The Several Dwarfs”.  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.

25
February
6:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Caribbean Party

A Caribbean Party & Pancake Races at St Mary’s

Come and celebrate Shrove Tuesday with us – something for everyone! Family Friendly Quiz on the Caribbean; Pancake Races; Caribbean Food (from 7:30pm), then music and dancing until 10pm.  Tickets are £3 adult, £1 child available from all 3 churches, or book yours on 023 9281 4444.

26
February
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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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.

26
February
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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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 Greg Bakker, S Columba Fareham and Pioneer Advisor.  With the Choir of St Mary’s: Byrd – Miserere Mei, Wesley – Wash Me Throughly 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,…

27
February
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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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 2019/2020 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 2020

04
March
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Lent Appeal Light Lunch at St Mary’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05
March
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Lent Appeal Light Lunch at St Wilfrid’s

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.

07
March
9:00 am — 10:00 am
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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A Light Breakfast

Lent Prayer Breakfast at St Wilfrid’s

An opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast and reflect on actions to help you live in harmony with God, neighbour and nature.  #LiveLent

08
March
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Ordination of Revd Marcus Collie at St Mary’s

The Bishop will ordain Rev’d Marcus as a Priest at St Mary’s on Sunday March 8th at 4pm.  An important service for all involved with St Mary’s parish, all are welcome at this special occasion. Note that the 10am service at St Mary’s that day will be a said Eucharist with hymns.

09
March
7:30 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Passiontide

Lent Reflections at St Faith’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

11
March
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Lent Appeal Light Lunch at St Mary’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

11
March
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Lent Appeal 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.

12
March
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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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.  The recitalists in the organ loft will be relayed instantaneously to 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.…

14
March
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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St Faith's Coffee morning

Coffee Morning at St Faith’s

Join us for a chance to chat, enjoy some coffee and cake, and help us raise some funds for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

14
March
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Rev’d Marcus Collie First Mass at St Mary’s

Fr Marcus will preside at the Eucharistic for the first time since he was ordained Priest.  Please come and support us in welcoming him to his new role in St Mary’s Parish.

16
March
7:30 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Passiontide

Lent Reflections at St Faith’s

All are welcome to join us as we reflect on Lent and what it means to us.

18
March
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Lent Appeal Light Lunch at St Mary’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

21
March
10:00 am — 2:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Messy Church Mothering

Messy Mothering at St Mary’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

22
March
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday Special Services at St Mary’s – TO BE STREAMED

Not open to the public in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be streamed on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PortseaParish/) and http://portseaparish.co.uk 10:00 St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA.  Tel: 023 9281 4444.

22
March
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Licensing of Revd Dr Sam Cullen at St Mary’s – TO BE STREAMED

Not open to the public in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be streamed on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PortseaParish/) and http://portseaparish.co.uk Rev’d Cullen will be leaving her curacy in Petersfield to join us.  She spent time with us in the Autumn on a placement and we are very happy to welcome her on her return to us.  She will have responsibility for Discipleship development in the Parish, and will be caring for the congregation at St Wilfrid’s.  She will…

23
March
7:30 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Passiontide

Lent Reflections at St Faith’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

25
March
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Lent Appeal Light Lunch at St Mary’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

25
March
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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The Annunciation

Sung Mass for Feast of the Annunciation at St Mary’s – TO BE STREAMED

Not open to the public in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be streamed live, go to http://portseaparish.co.uk and details are on the home page. The Feast of the Annunciation, also known the Feast of the Incarnation, commemorates the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Guest Preacher Revd Wendy-May Jacobs

26
March
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Royal Marines School of Music Concert

Royal Marines School of Music Concert CANCELLED

This probably won’t come as a huge surprise but the Royal Marines have decided to postpone their concert next week, scheduled for St. Mary’s Church on Thursday 26 March 2020. This is a postponement rather than a cancellation. At some point they plan to perform this concert.

28
March
10:00 am — 1:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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St Wilfrid's Spring Fayre

Spring Fayre at St Wilfrid’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

30
March
7:30 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Passiontide

Lent Reflections at St Faith’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2020

02
April
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Organ Project - Gary Sieling Recital

Organ Project – Gary Sieling at St Mary’s – CANCELLED

Cancelled in light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04
April
6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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PCU & Consort of 12 perform Bach's St Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion, J S Bach at St Mary’s – CANCELLED

The Portsmouth Choral Union have cancelled this event in the light of advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. www.pcuchoir.org

05
April
10:00 am — 10:30 am
@ Streamed to your Home
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St Mary's Portsea at Night

Palm Sunday – Holy Week at Home

Celebration of Palm Sunday and Eucharist.  Go to the home page to pick up links to the live service and the service sheet. The page with the service sheet also has instructions for making your own Palm Cross.

09
April
8:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Streamed to your Home
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Maundy Thursday – Holy Week in Our Homes

Celebration of Maundy Thursday ending with a time for silent prayer and a vigil (approximately 30 minutes).  Go to the Home Page to pick up links to the live service stream and for any service sheet.

10
April
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ Streamed to your Home
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Alter during Lent

Good Friday Stations of the Cross – Holy Week at Home

12:00 noon –Stations of the Cross – reflections led by Revd Sam and Revd Sue. 13:15, 13:30, 13:45 – Reflections of the Cross led by Revd Marcus. 14:00 –

10
April
2:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ Streamed to your Home
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Liturgy of the Cross

Good Friday Service – Holy Week at Home

Celebration of Good Friday.  Go to the Home Page to pick up the live service stream and any service sheet.

11
April
2:00 pm — 2:15 pm
@ Streamed to your Home
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St Mary's Portsea at Night

Holy Saturday Reflection – Holy Week at Home

Reflections on waiting in emptiness led by Canon Bruce.  Go to the Home Page to pick up links to the reflections live stream.

11
April
8:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ Streamed to your Home
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St Mary's Portsea at Night

Holy Saturday Service – Holy Week at Home

Celebration of Holy Saturday and first Eucharist of Easter – He is Risen, Hallelujah! Go to the Home Page to pick up links to the service live stream and any service sheet.

12
April
10:00 am — 10:30 am
@ Streamed to your Home
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East Alter at St Mary's

Easter Day – He is Risen, Hallelujah!

Celebration of Easter Day and Eucharist.  Go to the Home Page to pick up links to the live service stream and any service sheet.

August 2020

30
August
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Church

Parish Eucharist at St Mary’s

There will be a Parish Eucharist at St Mary’s on Sunday which will also be streamed.  There will be no Eucharist service at St Faith’s nor St Wilfrid’s that Sunday, though the 8am Book of Common Prayer Communion will still be held at St Mary’s. If you wish to attend please email vicar@portseaparish.co.uk if you haven’t booked your place yet and  remember to bring your face mask. You can pick up the live stream for the service on the St…

September 2020

03
September
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Organ Projects Recital September 2020

Organ Project Recital – Adrian Bawtree FRCO

Our 2020 monthly Organ Recital series returns with a recital given by Adrian Bawtree FRCO. Adrian was Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Portsea in the early 1990’s and is now an organist at Canterbury Cathedral. Please do join us for a socially distanced concert (remember your face covering!) and enjoy one of the last opportunities to listen to our fantastic J.W. Walker & Sons pipe organ, before full historic restoration commences in October. Our console cameras and large…

14
September
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Julian Group – CANCELLED

Julian worship – contemplative prayer group – CANCELLED

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