Posts from 2015

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Christmas Meal

by Hazel

I have added some pictures today of the St Mary’s Christmas meal. All the guests loved their day and helpers have already said they want to help Ron and Lyn Prior again. Thank you fo your hard work. If you are having Christmas on your own please don’t. If you want to come next year […]

Christmas Services

by Hazel

St Mary’s Parish Church Portchester Castle Christmas Services SUNDAY 13th 4.00pm Christingle informal children’s service SUNDAY 20th 6.00pm Carols by Candlelight CHRISTMAS EVE 4.00pm Nativity children’s service 11.00pm Midnight Mass (Finishes 12.15am) CHRISTMAS DAY 8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Family Service  SUNDAY 3rd JANUARY 6.00pm A Quieter Christmas (especially for the bereaved and those who have […]

Portchester Responds to Refugee Crisis

by Hazel

St Mary’s Church in Portchester Castle was a hive of industry on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October. Over forty students from Cams Hill School in Fareham teamed up with St Mary’s and the community of Portchester to receive and sort out donations for the Syrian refugees currently stranded in Europe. Throughout the two days, […]

Portchester is responding….

by Hazel

Portchester is responding…. to the Syrian refugee  crisis Please bring to St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle Friday 9th October 3pm-7pm Saturday 10th 9am – 12noon Items wanted All Clothes & shoes Torches, batteries, candles. Tents Blankets & sleeping bags Tarpaulins Dried & tinned food, water, long life milk Toiletries, baby wipes, nappies Over the counter […]

The Real Advent Calendar.

by Hazel

St. Mary’s launches its 2015 campaign to share the Christmas story by stocking the Traidcraft’s Real Advent Calendar. It might be difficult to believe but recent national surveys show the knowledge of the Christmas story is fading. Among 5 – 7 year olds, 36% don’t know whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas and 72% don’t […]

The Acts of the Apostles

by Hazel

After having had some problems with the size of the talks from Rev Ian this year I have managed to put them on the website. Follow the sermon tag and you will find there are 12 different sermons.

Steps to Recovery

by Hazel

STEPS TO RECOVERY  Alcohol – Drugs – Gambling – and other addictions  A spiritual/Christian* group based on the 12 Steps Recovery Programme. At St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle Tuesdays 7.30pm (Starting 15th September) *You don’t have to be a Christian to come along; no heavy pressure, just ideas that work and people who care. Contact […]

Holiday Club

by Hazel

St Mary’s Holiday Club 2015 August 24th-28th 10.00-12.30pm The Scout Hall, Chalky Walk. (0ff White Hart Lane) With the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, we are explorers who go on a mini-expedition each day and learn about a New Testament character. Through the lives of these people, they learn that no one […]

St. Mary’s Teas.

by Hazel

This is an urgent plea for more volunteers to help man the teas operation in the New Room. Perhaps it is a victim of its tremendous success but now due to a shortfall in volunteers it is difficult to ensure the facility is available every day. We are now open until 4pm each day until […]

Keeping In Touch and Portchester Gala

by Hazel

The newest edition will be available in Church on Sunday but you can read it here first/as well.     This year’s Gala on 20th June is to be sponsored by LV Noon. They will put up the boards advertising  the Gala for 4 weeks before. If you are able to have a board in […]