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St. Peter and St. Paul Wymering is one of the oldest churches in Portsmouth, dating from about 1125. In 1861, thanks to the generosity of the Nugee family, its patrons and prominent supporters of the Anglo-catholic movement, the church was the subject of a major restoration, employing the renowned architect, George Street. The result is a little gem; the building is steeped in centuries of prayer and is very much the spiritual heart of Wymering. The Parish extends from the foot of the Portsdown Hill to Port Solent.
The Church has two churchyards, including 15 war graves. Jane Austen's brother, Francis Austen, one of Nelson's admirals, was Churchwarden of Wymering at the time of the restoration and he and his family are buried in the churchyard.
The Parish Mass at 9.15 am every Sunday is central to the Worship of the Parish. There is a robed choir and all the major festivals are celebrated. On the first Sunday of the month there is a more informal family Mass and there is a midweek Low Mass on Thursdays at 10 am. Baptisms are held usually on the first Sunday of the month and there are a number of weddings throughout the year. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the sanctuary.
Messy Church meets every third Thursday of the month from 3.30-5.45 pm.
There is a well-equipped Hall available for hire.
St Peter and St Paul, Wymering , is held in plurality with St Philip, Cosham
The Church is open on weekdays from 10 am - 12 noon and a warm welcome awaits visitors.
Vicar: Mother Juliet Straw
Pioneer Minister: Nicky Pybus
Medina Road, Cosham
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