Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth St. Mary, Portsea

Worship for Advent in St Mary's after the 2nd Lockdown

26 Nov 2020, 12:15 a.m.

Worship after the 2nd Lockdown

Streamed Services

Sunday Eucharist 10am
Said Eucharist Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Noon

Saturday at noon is Advent Reflections with music, a reading and prayers by the clergy and a reflection by Fr Bruce.

You can pick up live streams on our, our Youtube Channel (search for Portseaparish), or if you have a facebook account on the St Mary’s Facebook page at There is a Daily Reflection available at each day.

The service sheet for Sundays is “Looking for Light – Sundy Advent in our Homes“..
The service sheet for the Daily Eucharist is available at “Looking for Light – Advent in our Homes“.

Worship in Church

Until 3rd December: There will be no services nor public worship during the lockdown, but St Mary’s church will be open for private prayer from 9am to noon every day including weekends. If visiting St Mary’s please enter by the West Door (or if needed via the ramp at the side door). Please wear a face mask (unless you are in an exempt group), sanitise your hands and go straight to a seat and observe safe distancing from other people.

From 3rd December: There will be public worship allowed in Church.

Sunday 8am Book of Common Prayer Communion St Mary’s Church
Sunday 9am said Eucharist at St Faith’s Church
Sunday 10am Eucharist with choir at St Mary’s Church
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Noon said Eucharist at St Mary’s Church
Sunday 4pm said Eucharist at St Wilfrid’s Church

For those wishing to attend the service in Church, as guidance on safety reduces the number of seats available it will help our planning for each service if you could email [email protected] to indicate you wish to attend, and observe instructions on social distancing and hygiene when you arrive. We request that all who attend public worship in our Churches wear a face covering unless they are in a group which is exempt from wearing them (see Government guidance or contact one of the Ministry team for details).