October 2018 Saint Wilfrid’s News The last month has seen the moving of the World War 1 items in the Church into the Lounge so that more members of the local community can see them. They are also an important reminder as we approach the centenary of the Armistice of the ‘local’ impact of the…

October 2018 Saint Faith’s News I am writing this after September’s successful Coffee Morning; it was a joy to see the Barnabas Room buzzing with people chatting and laughing! Refreshments were so busy that an emergency dash to the shops was needed to stock up! The morning marked the beginning of our Patronal celebrations. It…

October 2018 Saint Mary’s News The Church noticeboard outside the ‘welcome area for children’ is a good indicator of the ‘temperature’ of the year – not in terms of heat, but activity! The start of September saw the whole board filled with the posters for forthcoming events … and as the month has progressed, these…

October 2018 Father Bob writes This year our Harvest Celebrations have slipped into October so that we can combine them with Animal Welfare Sunday. As you probably know, this year we are working with the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals to consider how we can care for the marine environment. For the Ministry…

Saint Mary’s News November 2017 When the DCC met in October we began the meeting, as we always do, celebrating the Eucharist and reflecting on the Gospel or the Saint of the Day. In the reflections we talked about what ‘encourages’ us in our faith and, as it was Saint Ignatius of Antioch, we focused…

Father Bob writes November 2017 In the last few weeks I have been in the Garden of Remembrance at Saint Mary’s as we interred the ashes of Rene and Dot. As we finished the service and walked past the rows of memorial stones, I looked at the names and found myself recalling faces and memories…

At the Harvest Celebrations SWISHERS on Sunday helped us to reflect on the mustard seed and other stories told about Jesus, such as the feeding of the 5000 from the 5 loaves and 2 fish, and how from little things great things can happen. We have to learn to put our trust in God, be…

A few years ago, I found a model of Saint Mary’s Church on the top shelf of the safe. It looked as if it was done in cross stitch, and was quite accurate. After a quick dust off, it took pride of place next to the shop for everyone to admire. Visitors always ask who…

You may have seen in Pompey Chimes – or heard elsewhere – about the celebrations for the 1st birthday of Harbour Church. It is good to see the work and witness that they have been doing in the heart of the city. A small group of us have been meeting to talk with Alex, the…

The last part of Lent was marked by a number of events which Saint Mary’s was heavily involved in. On March 24th we hosted the presentation of St John’s Gospel by one man. This was a captivating event, and gave much food for thought as we prepared to walk with Christ the way of the cross….

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