Worship across the Parish: PENTECOST
8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Said Communion
9.15am St.Mary’s Pentecost Morning Worship
Hazel O’Sullivan/Andy Norris
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive Communion
11.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship
6.30pm St.Mary’s BCP Merbecke Choral Communion
Thurs 10.00am St.Faith’s Thursday Communion
THY KINGDOM COME PICNIC Today 9th June
Join us for for a picnic and church celebration at Portchester Castle Today, picnic a 1.00pm. All invited – let’s gather and sit together for our picnic and then enjoy the activity.
A special open air and ecumenical ‘beacon’ of prayer, worship, celebration:
1pm-2.30pm The big prayer picnic with fun and a variety of prayer tents
2.30pm-4pm The prayer & worship event drawing us all together as one.
So, bring a picnic, enjoy the castle, and come to some or all of this significant big day out for the whole church across Portsmouth.
From Kate …meeting up at Thy Kingdom Come… If you would like to join a few others picnicking at Thy Kingdom Come then please contact Kate Smyth Families Minister on 07986 009942. Bring a picnic and chair/blanket. Looks like it’ll be fun!
GAMES & COMPANIONSHIP 13th June
Come and enjoy a cuppa, chat and opportunity to play traditional
table top games at our monthly drop-in from 2.00pm-4.00pm on
Thursday 13th in St.Francis’ Church. All warmly welcome.
Acts 2v47: praising God and enjoying the favour of people.
ORDINATIONS FOR ERICA & STEVE
We look forward to welcoming Steve Dent (Honorary Chaplain GWMH & Associate Minister) and Erica Wilkie (Pioneering Curate) after their ordinations in the Cathedral on Saturday 29th June.
Erica at 11.00am and Steve at 4.00pm.
AT iNViTe 23rd June
You’re invited to join us for at 6.30pm in St.Mary’s on 23rd when Revd Tim Watson will lead our monthly reflective praise service.
SUMMER CHORAL EVENSONG
The choir invite you to join them in St.Mary’s at 6.30pm on 7th July.
CAN’T GET TO COMMUNION ON SUNDAY? Join us at St.Faith’s Tribe Road, each Thursday at 10.00am for a full Common Worship communion service with hymns and refreshments. You’d be very welcome.
THE PRAYER CHAIN
exists to support those needing prayer through a confidential network of caring parishioners. Please contact Sue Stacey on 023 92 583167.
Working Towards a New Parish Centre…
Coffee, Cake & Co. Tues 25th June
We’d value your company every 4th Tuesday of the month
from 10.30am-noon in the Parish Centre. £2.50 for coffee and cake. Cakes & books for sale. A great buzz and meeting place.
ALVERSTOKE GARDEN WALKABOUT
We have 15 gardens open this year. The tickets will be £5 per adult (children <15 free) and will allow entry for both days. Tickets now available from the Parish Centre;
Queen’s Parade News in Privett Road; and at any of the participating gardens. On the day, the Parish Centre will be open for tickets,
tea and cake.
We will be selling plants. If you would like to donate any plants for us to sell, please bring them to 4 Beechcroft Road on the morning of Sat 6th July (NOT PARISH CENTRE, all space needed for teas!)
SERVING & GIVING
Acts 4v32: ‘“they did not claim their possessions as their own, but they shared everything they had… in God’s grace.”
ST.MARY’S NAME BADGES
Just a reminder for St.Mary’s congregation that we do encourage the wearing of a simple name badge. They do help the overall welcome and atmosphere, whilst being of particular benefit and service to those of us who are a bit forgetful! Thank you for your help in this. There are a number of newly made badges to collect at the back – where you can also request one to be made if you don’t have one; thanks.
SUMMER HOLS FAMILIES GAMES
During the summer we plan to invite Families to a traditional board games morning. Kate Smyth is on the look out for games that last no more than 10 mins that are suitable for children. If you have any games that you no longer require Kate would be very keen to have them for Families Ministry. Games like Snap, Beetle Drive, Picking up Twos memory game, Simple jigsaws, Jenga, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo hungry hippos card games etc. Thanks so much.
NEW SAFEGUARDING POLICY
The PCC approved our renewed parish safeguarding policy last Tuesday. It is on display in each of our buildings and details, including those in an emergency are also on our website.
Jan Windsor is our Safeguarding Lead available on 92 588197 or 07743 771539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KFC (our KIDS for CHRIST club)
Kate Smyth and Chris Richardson are looking for new volunteers to support KFC that meets on Wednesdays from 5.30pm-7pm. This club is discipleship training for school year 7plus. There are 7 young people who are very chatty and full of beans! If you’d value serving young people in this way then please get in touch.
THE ALVERSTOKE TRUST…
for the relief of need in Alverstoke parish.
We host an independent charity which can make small grants to those in need, hardship or distress. See the pages on the church website for details and please encourage applications – thank you.
MICHAELMAS FAYRE 28th September
St.Mary’s needs you! Please save the date.