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Fratton Road
Portsmouth, PO1 5PA United Kingdom

December 2018

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.

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

Come and join us as we continue to follow the star with the congregation and Choir of St Mary’s and instrumentalists a joyful greeting to the Christ child.

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.

26
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…

January 2019

02
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…

09
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…

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…

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
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.

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…

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…

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
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
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
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 –…

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…

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…

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
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.

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
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
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

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

24
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…

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…

08
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…

15
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…

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…

29
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
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
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
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.

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…

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…

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…

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 .

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

26
October
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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St Mary's Autumn Fayre

St Mary’s Autumn Fayre

Support the work of the Church as it seeks to raise funds to support its work in the area. Traditional stalls for bric-a-brac, cakes, books and crafts; independent stall holders offering a range of crafts and other goods;  refreshments; games; a raffle etc, and a chance to visit this splendid historic Church building.

November 2019

02
November
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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Requiem Mass for All Souls

Choral Requiem Mass for All Souls at St Mary’s

A service at which we remember and pray for those we have loved who have died. At this service the Choir will sing parts of the Requiem Mass with music from “A Short Requiem” by Walford Davies and “Pro Defunctis” by Brian Moles.

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

Mass & 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 lunch costs £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.

07
November
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Peter Gould Organ Recital

Organ Project Recital by Peter Gould at St Mary’s

Our 2019 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a recital by Canon Peter Gould. 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! The programme: Toccata and Fugue in F major, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) BWV 540 Sonata No.2 in C minor, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Op.65 Suite in D major,…

10
November
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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British Legion Remembrance Service

British Legion Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s

Join the local branch of the British Legion in remembering those who gave their lives in war so that we might enjoy the freedoms we have today.  Anthem: Requiem Aeternam II – Walford Davies.

16
November
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Salzburg Splendour Concert

Salzburg Splendour – Portsmouth Choral Union at St Mary’s

Salzburg Splendour with Southern Pro Musica. Conductor David Gostick. Mozart – Solemn Vespers. Solennes de Confessore K.339 written in 1780. Michael Haydn. Requiem in C Minor. Missa pro Defunctis was written in 1771.

17
November
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Box & Fir CD Cover

Box & Fir – music & songs from Jane Austen’s era on original instruments at St Mary’s

Box & Fir are a nationally renowned ensemble from Windsor, and we are very pleased they are coming all the way to Portsmouth to perform at our final Music Foundation Concert of the season. Featuring Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), Jenny Thomas (Flute & Recorder) and Ian Gammie (Guitar), they will be performing music from all four corners of the British Isles.  The programme, featuring songs and traditional music from around 1800, includes “The Last Rose of Summer”, “Mary of Argyle”, “Cadair…

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