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June 2019

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.

12
June
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…

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.

16
June
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
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Light Lunch at St Mary's

Light Lunch for Charity at St Mary’s

You are invited to a light lunch in aid of charity to say farewell and thank you to Helen and Graham Evans as they move to Cornwall. The lunch costs £2.50.

16
June
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Faye Clinton, Cellist

Free Concert by Faye Clinton (Cello) at St Mary’s for the Music Foundation

Faye Clinton is a leading cellist in the Portsmouth area and we are very happy to welcome her for our next Music Foundation Concert.  Faye studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest.  She is a free-lance musician as well as cello instructor at West Hill Park and The Rikkyo School in Rudgwick, West Sussex. Recital Items – Ist Movement – Kodaly Solo Cello Sonata; ‘Didn’t my Lord…

19
June
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…

20
June
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.

21
June
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Fashion Show

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Fashion Show at St Faith’s

With ladies and menswear, a light hearted and fun summer fashion show to appeal to everyone.  The show is presented by the manageress of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Southsea with “familiar” local models.  There will be a 20% discount on any garments purchased at the show. Tickets are £5 and profits will go to Portsea Parish church funds.   Book your ticket from St Mary’s Church Office on 023 9281 4444 or buy on the door.  Wine/squash and light refreshments.

The Great Get Together Procession – Fratton Community Centre to St Mary’s Church

An event organised by Fratton Big Local as part of the national Get Together celebrations to build up community life.  The procession will end with the placing of a “time box” in the vault at St Mary’s Church (to be opened in 10 years’ time).  Come and celebrate our community and its life.

26
June
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…

July 2019

03
July
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass and 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 cost is £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.

03
July
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…

03
July
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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St Wilfrid's Church

Musical Allsorts Concert at St Wilfrid’s

A concert that includes music for a range of recorders, guitar, piano and singers in aid of the Mothers’ Union AFIA Holiday scheme and St Mary’s Parish branch.  Tickets £2.50 which includes refreshments and available on the door.

04
July
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital July 2019

Organ Recital – Cancelled due to technical issues

We are very sorry that St Mary’s Walker organ is playing up again, and needs repair.  We have been forced to cancel the organ recital on Thursday.  But you can still book a tour of the organ at https://www.theorganproject.org/organ-tours .

06
July
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 St Faith’s church.

13
July
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Love Our Oceans / Messy Blue

Love Our Oceans / Messy Blue at St Mary’s

Free climate change event, 10am – 12pm, with lots of activities for children and lots for adults too! Displays by Greenpeace, Christian Aid, Fairtrade and many others. Speakers from A Rocha and Wildlife Trust including Meric Srokosz of the National Oceanography Centre and author of “Blue Planet, Blue God”. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the church grounds at 12 o’clock.

14
July
1:30 pm — 4:00 pm
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Music in the Church Yard

Music for a Summer Afternoon, Strawberry Tea & Tower Open at St Mary’s

From 1:30 pm until 4 pm Music in the Church Yard The Music Foundation present Music for a Summer Afternoon.  A selection of musicians perform works in the Church yard including brass music, choral music and other instrumentalists.  The concert is free with a chance to give a donation towards the work of the St Mary’s Music Foundation charity which seeks to inspire local young people and support them in developing their musical skills. From 2:30 pm until 4 pm…

18
July
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 Air Ambulance. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

19
July
8:30 pm — 11:00 pm
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Limited S

Dance Night at St Mary’s Featuring “Limited S”

An evening of live music and dancing. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased in advance – telephone 023 9281 4444 to order – or on the door.  Please bring your own food and drink.

27
July
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to raise some funds with Coffee, Chat and Cakes.

August 2019

14
August
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
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Do Something Different Days

Day with a Difference at St Mary’s

An opportunity to enjoy a day with a difference for those unable to get away for the summer, especially those of an ‘older age’. Company, conversation, activities, fish and chip lunch and a film! The lunch costs £5 – to book your lunch please phone 023 92 814444

15
August
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Patronal Festival Mass

Patronal Festival Mass at St Mary’s

A celebration and thanksgiving for the life of St Mary’s Church and the community it serves followed by refreshments. Preacher : Ven Martyn Gough, Chaplain of the Fleet.

17
August
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s Church

A morning of coffee, cake and chat to raise money.

18
August
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Portsea Parish Anniversary Celebrations at St Mary’s

10 am Open Air Parish Mass in St Mary’s Church Yard A day celebrating the life of the Parish and the beauty of creation, as we prepare to celebrate our Patronal Festival (like a birthday). 12 pm onwards Picinic with Entertainment Bring your own picnic and enjoy the churchyard and the music and entertainment 2 pm to 4 pm Tower Open Climb the Tower of St Mary’s and enjoy the spectacular views of the city and the church interior.  Terms…

September 2019

04
September
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Light 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 cost is £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.

04
September
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…

05
September
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Project Big Screen

The Organ Project Recital given by Sachin Gunga at St Mary’s

Our 2019 Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by Sachin Gunga (Sub-Organist, Portsmouth 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 Organ Project (www.theorganproject.org) – c/o St Mary’s Church Music Foundation (registered Charity no. 1020088)

08
September
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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St Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church Patronal Mass

As we celebrate a special day in the life of St Mary’s Church we welcome as our Preacher – Very Revd Anthony Cane, The Dean of Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral. The service is followed by a Parish BBQ at noon.

08
September
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Parish BBQ

Parish BBQ at St Mary’s

A chance to catch up with friends old and new and enjoy a BBQ lunch (tickets £2) following the 10am morning service.  Tickets available at all 3 churches or book your ticket on 023 9281 4444.

08
September
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong and laying up of BNTVA Standard at St Mary’s

The end of the Church’s patronal celebrations and an opportunity to honour those who are members of the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association. With the Choir of St Mary’s: Preces and Responses – William Smith. Psalm 132. Canticles: Fa Burdens – Moles. Anthem: A Maiden Most Gentle – Carter.

12
September
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 start 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.

14
September
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Tower Open

Nearly New & Table Top Sale and Open Day at St Mary’s

Visit this historic Church and climb the Tower for panoramic views of the city, or pick through the bargains at the Nearly New Sale.  Refreshments also available. Terms and conditions for Climbing St Mary’s Tower: Do’s and don’ts: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times; No children under the age of 5yrs or under 1m tall allowed to climb the tower; No babies to be carried in arms or in slings etc; No opened toed shoes, sandals…

14
September
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s Church

A morning of coffee, cake and chat to raise money.

15
September
11:00 am — 4:30 pm
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Fratton Family Festival

The Fifth Festival celebrating life in Fratton, organised by Fratton Big Local.  Live music, activities and entertainment for all ages. The festival is held at the Southern end of Fratton Road.

Light Lunch to support Roberts Centre at St Wilfrid’s Church

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

Messy Harvest morning at St Wilfrid’s

A morning exploring our Harvest using music, art, craft, play and ending with a free lunch.

Harvest Services at all Three Churches

A chance to thank God for the gifts of creation which we enjoy every day and to think about how we can share those gifts with others. Service starts at 10am at St Mary’s.  Service starts 9:30am at St Wilfrid’s and St Faith’s.

22
September
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Harvest Supper

Parish Harvest Supper at St Mary’s

You are invited to join members of the Parish in a Harvest Supper – a ploughman’s meal – and entertainment provided by members of the churches and a ‘surprise’ item by the clergy and ministers of the 3 churches. Tickets are £2.50 – available from the churches or phone 023 9281 4444.

27
September
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s

A coffee morning held on behalf of the Macmillan Trust.

29
September
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Confirmation Service

Deanery Confirmation Service

The whole Parish come together to join Bishop Christopher as he confirms candidates from St James Milton as well as those from our Parish. There will be no morning Eucharist service at St Faith’s nor St Wilfrid’s this Sunday.

30
September
5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
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Choristers Receiving Medals and Certificates

Choir Open Evening for Young People

An opportunity for interested young people to come and see what it is like to be in the Choir at St Mary’s, hear about what is involved and meet other young choristers.

October 2019

02
October
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.

03
October
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 2nd 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.

05
October
10:00 am — 1:00 pm
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Coffee Morning & Mini-Market at St Faith’s

Coffee, Chat, Cakes and a chance to raise funds, and to begin to mark the celebrations for St Faith’s Day (October 6th).

06
October
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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St Faith’s Patronal Mass

A celebration of the life of the Church of St Faith’s and the community it serves. With guest preacher Rev’d Hugo Deadman from St Jame’s, Milton. The service will be followed by refreshments. Anthem: O Quam Gloriosam – Victoria

13
October
11:30 am — 12:30 pm
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St Mary's Church

Friends of St Mary’s AGM at St Mary’s

This group, which all are welcome to join, supports the young people of the Parish and the care of the historic and beautiful building of St Mary’s.  If you are interested in being a “Friend” please come to the meeting or phone 023 9281 4444.

Patronal Festival Mass at St Wilfrid’s Church

A celebration of the life of the Church of St Wilfrid’s. The service will be followed by refreshments.  Guest Preacher: Rev’d Allie Kerr, Vicar of St Cuthbert’s. Anthem: Holy is the True Light – Harris.

17
October
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 Church. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

20
October
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Music Foundation Annual Concert

Annual Music Foundation Concert at St Mary’s

Featuring St Mary’s Choir and Foundation Young Musicians, admission is free with retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation, which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.

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