Parish Groups

Altar Servers

Altar Servers: Our parish is blessed with a dedicated team of altar servers, children and adults. They serve whenever they can and commit to doing so on time and with due reverence. Many are members of the Archconfraternity of St Stephen. If you wish to be an altar server please contact the Cathedral Dean.

Cafod

Cafod: Cafod is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales and a member of Caritas International. We as volunteers put our faith into action to help our sisters and brothers living in extreme poverty overseas to reach their full potential regardless of religion or culture. Our priority is to equip people with skills and opportunities to live with dignity, support their families and give something back to their communities. If you have any ideas for fundraising or would like to get involved: 

Cathedral Cleaning Team

Cathedral Cleaning Team: The cathedral cleaners work in the main cathedral every Saturday morning, normally from 09.00 - 10.30. New volunteers are always welcome. Just come along. No previous experience required, and all tools provided. Work includes sweeping, mopping, polishing, wiping, washing, hoovering, tidying etc. If you cannot make Saturday mornings, a few cleaners work in other parts of the cathedral complex on other days. For more information contact the Parish Office.

Cash Counters

Cash Counters: What happens to all the collection monies after Sunday Masses?  On a Monday morning between 9.00-11.00 a group of parishioners sort and count all the monies for banking; after which there is always time for tea and biscuits.  Many hands make light work, so if you are available once a month on a Monday we would be very pleased to see you.  Please contact Lesley Jones  at the Parish office , 023 9282 6170.

Flower Arrangers

Flower Team: The Flower Team arrange the Altar Flowers in accordance with the Church Liturgy, and Special Feast Days . We also arrange flowers for Weddings and Funerals. Please contact the parish office if you would like to be involved.

Guild of St John

Guild of St John: The Guild of St John was formed in 2005 to provide the Cathedral with a dedicated team of adults who can prepare everything for Mass and assist the clergy and altar servers. If you wish to join them please contact the Cathedral Dean

Hospitality Group

Hospitality Group: The Hospitality team was formed to cater for special Parish Events. We serve tea and coffee before the Civic Mass, and for the Clergy travelling to the Mass of Holy Oils. We also cater for any other event, large or small, on behalf of the Parish.

Insight

Insight: InSight is a group working together to build community for those who feel isolated, perhaps through caring for others, or who experience mental ill health, those in recovery from addition, or who do not have a place to meet others. We offer a variety of activities including arts and crafts, board games and a hot, two course meal. We meet every Tuesday from 10.30am. For further details, just come along and speak to Sue Cregan, one of the team .

Medjugorje Prayer Group

Medjugorje Prayer Group: The Queen of Peace (Medjugorje) prayer group meets on the first and third Mondays of every month in the Jubilee room at 11am. We pray the Rosary (using CDs) and use music from Medjugorje, to respond to Our Lady's request to pray, pray, pray. The group is dedicated to praying for priests. All welcome.

Readers

Readers: To proclaim God’s Word in the Scripture Readings during Sunday Masses. There are two readers rostered for each Mass. The second reader usually reads the prayers of the faithful. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Sister Maura on 023 9282 6170 or sistermaura@portsmouthcatholiccathedral.org.uk.

teas and coffees

Teas and Coffees: To help serve tea/coffee after Sunday 10.00 Mass in the Cathedral Hall.  To clean and tidy up afterwards by putting the dishes in the dishwasher, wipe down tables and kitchen surfaces, putting away tables and chairs.  If interested to be on a monthly rota, please contact Sister Maura on 023 9282 6170 or sistermaura@ portsmouthcatholiccathedral.org.uk.

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry: Our aim is to look to provide a programme of activities for young people across the Portsmouth area that can help them to connect with the Church and feel a sense of belonging. From there we are looking to give young people the opportunity to encounter and grow in faith and eventually be active in building the kingdom of God through service and evangelisation. We that young people can engage with the Church at any level and find a sense of welcome, encouragement, value and purpose. Over the last three years we have been working to achieve this through our youth clubs, sacramental programmes, events, social activities and outreach. For more information contact Dom DeBoo on 07769185603 or by email at ddeboo@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk.