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Pew Sheet 14th Feb 2016

This week’s pew sheet. Feb 14th 2016. Prayer intentions, notes and news. Read online or download.

We pray for 

Our bishop           Bishop Christopher

Our parish and the parish of Holy Spirit

Our link Diocese of Ho and Bishop Matthias

Our city       All living and working in Old Portsmouth

The sick 

Recently departed  Maureen Day, Rosemary Treend, Neil Dawtry, John Seaton.

Year’s mind  Albert McNally, Dorothy Tonkin, Pamfila Aragones (14), Victoria Drury-Tallent (15), David Hunter, David Joyce (16), James Burridge, Lilian Denton, George Poole, Helen Weeks, Iris Elias (17), Helen Neave (18), Betty Haggerston, Miriam Parker, Leslie Way (19), Richard Harrison. Hilda Unwin (20)

Services this week

Tonight  6.30pm  Stations of the Cross


1.00pm  Funeral – Maureen Day RIP

7.00pm  Mass – at Holy Spirit

Tuesday  7.00pm  Mass

Wednesday  10.00am  Mass followed by coffee

Thursday  7.30am  Mass – at Holy Spirit

Friday    Noon    Mass followed by Lent Lunch

Next Sunday

Lent 2


8.00am  Mass with homily

9.30am  Parish Mass with Junior Church and Creche

6.30pm  Stations of the Cross


A warm welcome to any with us for the first time today. We hope that you have found a warm welcome and please do join us for refreshments in the adjoining hall after the service. Any newcomers, then please do make yourselves known to Fr Paul or the Churchwardens.

Stations of the Cross tonight at 6.30pm. A pilgrimage as part of our Lenten pilgrimage. Something to take up this Lent?

Lent course – Christ in the Wilderness. The first session is this Wednesday at 7.30pm in Church.

Lent Lunch on Friday at 12.30pm and there is a mass at Noon for any who would like to attend either or both. Funds raised are for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. Please come if you can.

PCC meets this Tuesday after mass in the Vicarage.

The Centenary History book is available at £12. Please spread the word and sell as many copies as you can.

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers are being collected by our Scout group and if you have any then they would be grateful for them. Please hand to Mary Mant or Fr Paul. The scheme runs from this week up unto the beginning of May.

Men ‘s Fellowship meets next on7th. March in the RMA Club at 7pm. If attending please put your name on the list at the back of the Church for catering purposes. The speaker is Geoffrey Salvetti who will talk on The Royal Military Police Museum Historic Vehicle Restoration.

Portsmouth & East Hampshire Samaritans continually needs new volunteers to maintain its 24/7 confidential listening service for those in emotional distress. Anyone interested in finding out about the charity, its vital work and the role of the volunteer is invited to join the branch at its next information evening, 7pm Wednesday March 2nd. The branch is located at 296/298 London Road, PO2 9JN. No need to book. Teas and biscuits will flow!

Weekly notice sheet. Please could any items be sent to Fr Paul or handed in to the Vicarage by 12 noon on Friday.

Click here to download PDF version.

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  • Fr. Oriel Alby - 26th February 2016 reply

    Dear Fr. Paul, congratulations on the anniversary of licensing today. Peter’s book arrived this a.m. with your note. Marilyn joins me in thanking you and the congregation for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Congratulations on both. St. James’ and your people are ever fondly remembered.
    Yours in Christ,.
    Oriel Alby.

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