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Fratton Road
Portsmouth, PO1 5PA United Kingdom

June 2017

18
June
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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July 2017

05
July
1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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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.

06
July
8:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Organ Recital by Brian Moles

An organ recital concert given by Brian Moles, Director of Music and Organist of St Mary’s. Tickets are £5 at the door (which includes a glass of wine). Free for students. Proceeds are in aid of the Organ Project, theorganproject.org, which exists to preserve the renowned, 125 year old Walker Organ installed in St Mary’s Church in the heart of Portsmouth, Hampshire for the local community and future generations. Brian will perform works by Gigout, Boellmann, Buxtehude, Langlais, Peeters and…

14
July
8:30 pm — 11:00 pm
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Dance Night at St Mary’s Featuring “Limited S”

An evening of live music and dancing. Tickets are £5 – telephone 023 9281 4444 to order. Bring your own food and drink.

August 2017

Bellringers’ Full Peal at St Mary’s

In honour of Corporal Frederick Burrow on the centenary anniversary of his death. He was a former bellringer at St Mary’s. A member of the 15th battalion Hampshire Regiment, he was killed on 1 August 1917 aged 21 or 22 and probably died at the battle of Battle of Pilckem Ridge. He is buried in the Wytschaete Military Cemetary in Belgium.

October 2017

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

15
October
5:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Come and Sing Choral Evensong at St Mary’s

Singers pay £5 which includes all music and a cream tea (available before the rehearsal). There will also be a card stall and a raffle. Singers under 16 (must be accompanied by a guardian) are free. Gowns welcome but optional. The service is free with a collection. All money raised in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation helping the music education of local children. Introit – Arcadelt, Ave Maria Canticles – Brewer in D Anthem – Balfour Gardiner, Evening…

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

November 2017

05
November
4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
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Bereavement Service

A service for those who have been bereaved

All who have been bereaved are welcome to join us as we remember by name those who have died and bring to God our prayers for them and ourselves. With the Choir of St Mary’s: God Be in My Head – Rutter.

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

18
November
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Portsmouth Choral Union

Portsmouth Choral Union Concert – Handel’s Belshazzar at St Mary’s

Portsmouth Choral Union and Southern Pro Musica perform Handel’s Belshazzar. The story of Cyrus’ defeat of the Babylonians, which ushered in an age of tolerance and freedom, is brought dramatically to life in this baroque masterpiece. Tickets cost £15 (£1 for children), concessions for advanced purchase on 023 9282 2227 or pcuticketing@gmail.com.

19
November
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Love the Livelong Day - Malanie Stephenson (Soprano)

Melanie Stephenson (Soprano) Music Foundation Concert at St Mary’s

Melanie Stephenson, Soprano, accompanied by Karen Kingsley on the Piano, perform an afternoon recital of favourite music including Lieder, Operetta and English Art Song. The programme starts with the assertion that the only pure, true love is found in Jesus. There are then songs about finding love on Earth – starting at night (remembering, being tormented, anticipating), and then the daytime (troubles and triumphs). The recital follows a day, starting and ending with the moon. It ends optimistically! The programme…

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

December 2017

02
December
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Portsmouth University Choir

Portsmouth University Choir, Solent Symphony Orchestra

  Britten’s highly theatrical story about the adventures of St Nicolas, including the three pickled boys, is coupled with Poulenc’s fantastic Organ Concerto – hear the organ of St Mary’s in all its glory. Prices £12, £10 concessions, £6 Under 16s. Book tickets via the online store (http://onlinestore.port.ac.uk/product-catalogue/music), by telephone: 023 9284 3023 or by emailing music@port.ac.uk

05
December
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
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Solent Carol Concert 2014

BBC Radio Solent Carol Concert at St Mary’s

The BBC local radio station records its annual Christmas concert, and a chance to meet some of the presenters. Hosted by Tim Daykin. For details of tickets please contact BBC Radio Solent radio.solent@bbc.co.uk.

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

06
December
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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#GodWithUs

Mass & Charity Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Churches Homeless Action Appeal. 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.

09
December
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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PCU Carols & Christmas Music

Carols and Christmas Music by Porsmouth Choral Union

A concert of favourite carols and Christmas music provided by the Portsmouth Choral Union with the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra. Tickets are £12 if prebooked on 023 9282 2227 or pcuticketing@gmail.com.  £15 on the door.

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

24
December
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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#GodWithUs

Said Morning Mass on Christmas Eve Sunday at St Mary’s

The 10am Mass will be a said service at St Mary’s on Christmas Eve Sunday.  There will be no service that morning at St Faith’s nor at St Wilfrid’s.

January 2018

10
January
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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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.

10
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
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…

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

24
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…

24
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 18:00 – 19:30 – Junior Choristers 18:00 – 20:00 – Senior Choristers 19:00 – 20:30 – 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…

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

31
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 2018

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

07
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…

14
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…

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

21
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…

25
February
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong for Lent at St Mary’s

A traditional choral service providing the opportunity for space, stillness and reflection in the beautiful space that is St Mary’s, Fratton. Canticles: The Magnificat (Song of Mary – My soul doth magnify the Lord) and Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon – Lord, now lettest thou they servant depart in peace) to a setting by Vaughan Williams in C Responses: Plainsong Psalm: 135 v1-14 Anthem: Anthem will be Wash me Throughly – S. S. Wesley.

Melody tots at St Mary’s

Music group for babies and toddlers aged 0-5.

28
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…

March 2018

07
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…

10
March
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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For the Love of Portsmouth

For the Love of Portsmouth

An open day at St Mary’s Church to highlight the impact of climate change on the things we cherish. Organised and promoted by St Mary’s Church and Portsmouth Christian Aid Action Group. There will be coffee, refreshments, family-friendly activities, reflections and displays.  The tower will be open for the public to climb and enjoy the views.  Join us as we show our love for our city and stand up for our joint future.

14
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…

17
March
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
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Portsmouth University Choir

University of Portsmouth Choir Concert at St Mary’s

Portsmouth University Choir under the direction of George Burrows, perform Leonard Bernstein “Chichester Psalms”, Otcenas by Janacek, and The Armed Man by Jenkins. Tickets £12, £10 concessions, £6 under 16. Tickets available from 023 9284 3023 or music@port.ac.uk or at the door.

18
March
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Passiontide

Musical Reflections for Passiontide at St Mary’s

The Way of the Cross – a Passiontide sequence of Words and Music provided by the St Mary’s Music Foundation. Includes music by J.S. Bach, Kenneth Leighton, Brian Moles, Gioacchino Rossini, and John Stainer. Concert lasts about an hour. Refreshments provided. Retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation.

21
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…

26
March
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Passiontide

Mass and Reflection – “The Call of the Cross” at St Mary’s

The reflection will be led by Rev’d Belinda Davies, Diocesan Director of Ordinands.  

28
March
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 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.

28
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…

April 2018

01
April
8:00 am — 8:30 am
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Easter Alter

Book of Common Prayer Communion at St Mary’s

A traditional service for Easter morning.

08
April
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Robert New Organ Concert

POSTPONED – Organ Concert – Robert New

UNFORTUNATELY ROBERT NEW HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AND THIS CONCERT IS POSTPONED UNTIL WE CAN RE-ARRANGE DATES WITH HIM. Something a little different as part of our 2018 Organ Recital series.  Instead of hearing St Mary’s Walker organ, Robert New will be performing a selection of film, orchestral and modern music on his state of the art electronic organ, showing the diversity of the instrument. Tickets are £10, £8 concessions.  All proceeds will kindly be donated by Rob…

11
April
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s for those going to Canterbury Cathedral 7pm-8pm Adults & Choristers

25
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 2018

02
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…

03
May
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Richard Powell Recital

Organ Recital by Richard Powell at St Mary’s

Our 2018 monthly Organ Recital series continues with an Organ Recital given by Richard Powell (Freelance organist, Norway). Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. Music by Mathias,Tomkins, S.S. Wesley, Bach, Messiaen, Hollins, Wammes, Langlais. Donations in aid of The Organ Project (www.theorganproject.org) – c/o St Mary’s Church Music Foundation (registered Charity no. 1020088)

09
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…

10
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.  Guest preacher will be Rev’d Mary Kells.  With the choir of St Mary’s – Ascendens Christus by Jacob Handl.

12
May
10:00 am — 5:00 pm
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Portsmouth Preloved Vintage event at St Mary’s

Brought to you by Preloved Vintage Wholesale. Stocked by and run by them. 6 TONNES OF PRELOVED, RETRO AND VINTAGE CLOTHING @ £15 PER KILO. 500 LIMITED FREE ENTRY TICKETS at skiddle.com/e/13175074 Entry is £1.50 all day.  Pay on the door or buy in advance on skiddle skiddle.com/e/13175074 Stock is replenished throughout the day.

16
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…

20
May
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Katrina Nimmo (Soprano) at St Mary’s

A free concert with retiring collection in aid of the Music Foundation given by Katrina Nimmo Soprano, accompanied by Brian Moles. Katrina’s program will include : Je veux vivre – Gounod, Romeo et Juliette. Drei Ellensgesaenger – Schubert. A selection of songs by Robert Burns: Whistle and I’ll Come Tae Ye; My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose; Ye Banks and Braes; The Diel’s Awa’. Time to Say Goodbye – Quarantotto/Sartori. Concert lasts approximately an hour.  Refreshments provided.

23
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
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…

June 2018

06
June
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.

09
June
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Beechwood Opera - Mozart a Return to Opera

Beechwood Opera present ‘Mozart a Return to Opera’ at St Mary’s

Mozart’s obsession with opera pervades all his mature works – especially those included in this concert. From the characterful opposition of piano, winds, and strings in his Piano Concerto no.22 it is clear that, having written just one opera in the past four years, something was brewing. While composing the concerto, he was quietly working on a much larger project: Le nozze di Figaro. PROGRAMME: Le nozze di Figaro, Overture. Piano Concerto no.22 in Eb, K.482 (soloist: Raphael Stoker). Symphony…

10
June
4:00 am — 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. With the Choir of St Mary’s: Canticles – Sumsion in A; Responses – Ebdon; Anthem – Greater Love Hath No Man by Ireland.

13
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…

16
June
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
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PCU Concert

Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony & Elgar – Enigma Variations at St Mary’s

Two of the greatest works of the English symphonic tradition side by side. The choir will be on their top form, having recently performed A Sea Symphony on tour in Germany. Conductor: David Gostick. The PCU is delighted to be joined by Bournemouth Sinfonetta Choir for this concert. Booking Details: £15 (£13 plus Administration Fee if purchased in advance) or via www.pcuchoir.org or email pcuticketing@gmail.com Tel 023 9282 2227

20
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…

24
June
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Bereavement Service

Parish Mass at St Mary’s

There is a Mass at St Mary’s for the whole Parish this Sunday to say farewell to Wendy-May as she takes up her curacy in Fareham.  There will be no mass at St Faith’s nor at St Wilfrid’s. At noon there is The Great Get Together Picnic in Kingston Rec and celebration of the new play area.  It starts with a procession from the Fratton Community Centre.

27
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 2018

01
July
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Marcus Collie

Welcome to new Curate, Marcus Collie at St Mary’s

A service to welcome and meet Marcus Collie our new Curate ordained Deacon on June 30th at Portsmouth Cathedral. Anthem: Charles Wood – Expectans Expectavi

04
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.

04
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…

05
July
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital at St Mary's

Organ Recital by Oliver Hancock at St Mary’s

Continuing our series of Organ Recitals in aid of the Organ Project.  Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. Donations in aid of The Organ Project (www.theorganproject.org) – c/o St Mary’s Church Music Foundation (registered Charity no. 1020088) Programme Praeludium, Fuga, and Ciacona in C BuxWV 137, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Vater unser im Himmelreich (I), Georg Böhm (1661-1733) Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654, Johann…

11
July
6:00 pm — 6:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

CANCELLED – Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

There is no rehearsal for St Mary’s choir tonight.

14
July
11:00 am — 2:00 pm
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Mandela 100 Food and Cultural Event

Mandela 100 Food and Cultural Event at St Mary’s

African Women’s Forum is hosting this Community Picnic, diverse food, and African cultural performances at St Mary’s in the Church yard.   The event features diverse food, African songs, performers and drummers in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centenary.  mandela100.co.uk. Bring your own food or buy food from across the globe. This event will end at 2pm.

15
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
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…

August 2018

02
August
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Nigel Stark Organ Recital

Organ Recital by Nigel Stark at St Mary’s

Our 2018 monthly Organ Recital series continues with an Organ Recital given by Nigel Stark.  Nigel is organist at  St. Martin’s and St. Mary’s, Stamford.  Approximately 20 years ago, Nigel was our Director of Music 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. The programme is: Prelude and Fugue in E BMW 548, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Chorale No. 2, Cesar Franck (1822-1890) Variations…

12
August
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Portsea Parish Anniversary Celebration 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 Pompey Pluckers Bring your own picnic to have in the church yard and enjoy the music and entertainment of the Pompey Pluckers and other entertainment. 2 pm to 4 pm Tower Open Climb the Tower of St Mary’s and enjoy…

15
August
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Icon of St Mary

Patronal Festival Mass at St Mary’s

A celebration and thanksgiving for the life of St Mary’s Church and the community it serves.  Celebrant is Bishop Matthias of Ho. Service is followed by refreshments.

29
August
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Do Something Different Days - 2017 St Faith's

Do Something Different Days – Older Person’s Advocate at St Mary’s

These activity days for older people start at 10am with coffee, chat and activities, a fish and chip lunch and a film in the afternoon. Cost is £6 for the day including lunch. Book with Jill Phipps on 07710 394351.

September 2018

05
September
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.

05
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…

06
September
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital at St Mary's

Organ Recital by Brian Moles at St Mary’s

Our 2018 monthly Organ Recital series continues with an Organ Recital given by Brian Moles, Director of Music at St Mary’s, featuring musical gems from the last two hundred years.  Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. 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 — 12:00 pm
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St Mary's Church

Nearly New 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: Does 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…

09
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.  Book your ticket on 023 9281 4444.

12
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…

19
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…

23
September
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

23
September
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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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…

October 2018

01
October
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.

03
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
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
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 start 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.

06
October
9:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Anglican Society for Animal Welfare

Anglican Society for Animal Welfare Harvest Workshop at St Mary’s

Caring for the Marine Environment A special weekend focusing on the importance of caring for our Marine environment. A HALF DAY CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER WITH GUEST SPEAKERS: Tim Ferrero – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Robert Sluka – A Rocha International and Professor Meric Srokosz – National Oceanography Centre – Southampton With light refreshments and the opportunity for questions and answers.

07
October
9:30 am — 11:00 am
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Harvest Service St Mary's

Harvest Services at all Three Churches

A chance to thank God for the gifts of creation and to share those gifts with others and hosting the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals for Animal Welfare Sunday. St Mary’s Guest Preacher: Revd Dr Helen Hall. Service starts at 10am at St Mary’s.  Service starts 9:30am at St Wilfrid’s and St Faith’s.

07
October
6:30 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 – available from the churches or phone 023 9281 4444.

10
October
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…

11
October
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital at St Mary's

Organ Recital by Timothy Guntrip at St Mary’s

Our 2018 monthly Organ Recital series continues with an Organ Recital given by Timothy Guntrip (https://timothyguntrip.weebly.com).  Timothy is currently Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Uckfield Parish Church, East Sussex, is Assistant Director and Accompanist to the mixed-voice choir Stag Montem Chorem and leads a busy freelance career around the South East.  Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. Donations in aid of The Organ…

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