INNER CITY PORTSEA PARISHES

(Parishes of All Saints, St. Georgeís and St. Maryís, St Peterís,

St Lukeís and St Thomasís Cathedral, Portsea)

 in the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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LINKS

St Maryís

St. georgeís:

Main Website

Hall Website

All saints

St. Peter's

St. Luke's

St thomasís
cathedral


Other Links

Churches in Portsmouth

Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth

Church of England

Pompey Pioneer
(Pioneer Minister
For Inner City)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth and children

 

We established a Cluster Children and Families Group which is linking to schools work and Schools Days and providing social activities including swimming, bowling and play activities for under fives.     We are offering and supporting training of leaders and others involved.   At the same time we acknowledge the work of the uniformed groups across the cluster and are looking at ways of improving our support to them.    Many young people are supported in trips to Taize and Greenbelt too.     Our next Schools Day for Year 2 children is being planned for 2010 and recently a cross curricular day for secondary aged pupils was held at St Maryís.    Teams of clergy and laity visit schools and provide assembles, arts projects, games, mentoring etc. and we are supporting and encouraging the work of Christian Governors.

 

As a Cluster we are supporting the work of the Diocesan Youth Officer who is providing breakfast club and other activities from the base at The Charter Academy linked to St Lukeís Church.  

 

ELDERLY

 

Our plans include working with the elderly and institutions and agencies that provide care and support and making provision for quiet days.

 

PROJECTS 

 

Commercial Ecumenical Chaplaincy

 

As part of the Churches Together team, and working with the Management Team at Gunwharf  we have successfully developed and established  the Gunwharf Commercial Chaplaincy Team and more recently have set up the Cascades City Centre Chaplaincy which is supported by the Cascades Management Team and Portsmouth City Council.    The teams of chaplains are guided and supported well in their work and meet together regularly. We continually look to recruit and expand the chaplaincy teams and extend this work to other areas of the City.

 

Shared Events 

 

Groups are working on a programme of shared events, shared worship, other celebrations and social activities.    In 2008 an ecumenical event was held in Victoria Park.     We all support the work of the recently appointed Pioneer Minister for the Inner City Parishes  - the Ministerís blog can be found at pompeypioneer.wordpress.com .   

 

Pastoral Offices

 

We are aiming to extend good practice by creating a range of shared resources for marriage preparation, baptism preparation, bereavement care and funeral follow up with the possibility of this eventually being ecumenical.