Portsmouth Cathedral Notices Sunday 13th August


 Family Activity Day

 As a child I have memories of the summer holidays seeming to stretch on for ages and then all of a sudden it was September, the new pencil case was being filled, and the new uniform put on ready for the start of the school year. Both my parents worked full time and so books, and the television were largely my activities over the six week break. However those who live within distance of the Cathedral have a much more exciting option! On Thursday 17th August between 10.00am and 3.00pm we are holding a Family Activity Day based on our Cathedral Annual Theme, ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ exploring ecology and the environment through science, faith, and the arts.

During the morning visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy some craft activities and then, after lunch on the Cathedral Green, we will screen the brilliant film WALL.E at 1.00pm in Becket Hall. Spend just a couple of hours or the whole day with us. Please bring a packed lunch to eat on Cathedral Green. Children must be accompanied by an adult and the cost is £3.00 per child.

A day to spend together as a family, having fun while exploring the important topic of the environment, all in the splendid atmosphere of this Cathedral. I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer Thursday!

The Revd Canon Peter Leonard
Canon Chancellor

The Revd Dawn Banting is at St. Peter and St. Paul, Wymering and at St Philips, Cosham this morning.
Welcome to the Choirs of St Mary’s Church Moseley who will be leading the music at our services today and have been singing for us this week.
Refreshments From today until the end of August, thanks to our volunteers, homemade lemonade will be served outside the Cathedral, weather permitting, after the 10.30am Eucharist.

Services and Events The List giving details of services, including visiting choirs whilst the Cathedral Choirs are on holiday, and our monthly Events Listing are both available on the website or to pick up in the Cathedral.
Cathedral Building A number of repairs and fabric works start this week:

  • Contractors will be on site to carry out final snagging works to the Tower.
  • Scaffolding will be erected in the Nave whilst the western vault is redecorated in preparation for the installation of the new organ en chamade, which will take place at the end of August. Donations towards this exciting project can be made through the leaflets available in the Cathedral or http://bit.ly/2pwOGga.
  • Work on the windows, doors and stone work in and around the Cloister will formally commence in the week beginning 11th September.

If you would like further details please contact the Chapter Clerk: peter.sanders@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

Cathedral Shop If you would be interested in joining the team of volunteers in the Cathedral Shop please speak to our Finance Officer, Nicky Taylor: 023 9289 2965 or email nicky.taylor@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.
Pantomime Lunch The 12th annual Pantomime Lunch will be held at Abarbistro on Friday, 22nd September, as we once again support the EC Roberts Centre and give some of the children a wonderful time at the Kings Theatre Show ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’.  To celebrate the Centre’s 30th anniversary we will be delighted to receive donations, from any who will not be joining us at the lunch, which will go towards the children’s Christmas party.  Ticket enquiries to Gerry Chilton.
Quiet Afternoon 2.00-4.30pm Wednesday 20th September in Emsworth. A guided reflection on the theme “A Time for the Harvest” with Canon Peter Leonard. Contact the Cathedral Shop for further details, or to book a place.
Living Faith Course – Module 6 Challenging Choices Christian Ethics Bookings for the revised and improved discipleship course are now being taken for the September 2017 term.  The course is tailored for anyone wishing to learn more about Christianity, as an ideal follow-up to the Bishop’s Foundation Course, or as preparation for theological and vocational training.  If you know of anyone who might benefit from the course, please encourage them to enrol: http://bit.ly/2t7tdjW.

Family Activity Day 10.00am to 3.00pm Thursday 17th August. Spend just a couple of hours or the whole day with us. Bring a packed lunch to eat on the Cathedral Green. Children must be accompanied by an adult – cost £3.00 per child.  Just come along on the day or sign up through http://bit.ly/2uv37s0.
Omega Printmakers Art Exhibition Friday 25th August – Thursday 7th September in the Ambulatory. The exhibition will include examples of screen printing, woodblock, lino cut and monoprint, as well as various forms of etching. Free display, all are welcome. For more information visit http://www.omegaprintmakers.co.uk/.
Lunchtime Live our weekly recital series starts again on Thursday 7th September at 1.10pm. The recital will be by the Cathedral Sub-Organist, Oliver Hancock’s, last recital here before he moves to take up the post of Director of Music at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. Free entry, with retiring collection. Light refreshments on sale from 12.30pm.
Heritage Open Days 10.00am-4.00pm Friday 8th–Sunday 10th September. Enjoy indoor and outdoor tours with our Cathedral Guides.  Come and see the original wedding certificate of Catharine of Braganza and Charles II from their Royal Wedding in Portsmouth, the original Tangier Plate, and also rare documents and artefacts on display from our archives.

All those in need including: Martin, Jill, Brian, Tim, Graeme, Alex, Helen, Frank, Pat, Leigh and John.
And those who have died: Julian Linington (Cathedral Memorial Service 2.30pm Tuesday 22nd August), and Martin Randle RIP.

For a copy of the full notices see: Notices 13 August 2017



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