INNER CITY PORTSEA PARISHES

(Parishes of All Saints, St. George’s and St. Mary’s, St Peter’s,

St Luke’s and St Thomas’s Cathedral, Portsea)

 in the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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LINKS

St Mary’s

St. george’s:

Main Website

Hall Website

All saints

St. Peter's

St. Luke's

St thomas’s
cathedral


Other Links

Churches in Portsmouth

Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth

Church of England

Pompey Pioneer
(Pioneer Minister
For Inner City)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG TERM PRIORITIES

 

All our proposals and activities are considered ecumenically and in partnership with other agencies and bodies. The group also form the Anglican membership of Churches Together in Central Portsmouth Group.

 

Sprituality

This is an underlying concern and focus of all we do. We have established a Spirituality Group which seeks to give awareness and publicity to the diverse spiritual events across the cluster. Some of these are activities, resources, guided and accompanied prayer, quiet days and sacred space experiences and others are being developed.

 

Buildings

The Diocese’s current Kairos drive concerns buildings, their use and development in relation to the local communities and their needs, and their sustainability financially, and numbers in congregation. The pooling of expertise and a common approach on this is invaluable. St. Faith’s Church in Crasswell Street, Portsmouth in the Parish of St. Mary, Portsea, underwent a very successful and attractive major re-ordering in 2006 and the adjoining community centre has been completely rebuilt and re-opened in 2009 with café facilities too. There are now strong relationships between both buildings, staff and visitors and working practices.

 

Finance and Funding

Pooling expertise, advice and support across the cluster on administration, day to day management of finances and freeing up time for clergy and others in individual churches is the focus here. By the setting up the Inner City Portsea Parishes Office in 2006 the process has progressed well.

 

Ministry

Work has already been undertaken on looking at the most effective way to use resources to develop a shared ministry across St. George’s, St. Mary’s and All Saints. We are now seeking to extend this across all cluster churches. Furthermore consideration is being given to the pattern for ministry and relationships with School Chaplaincy, University Chaplaincy, surrounding sector ministries e.g. Naval Base, Port Chaplain. Training and support for “discipleship” within the area are other discussion points.