Fwd: Wight Church Newsletter No 576
Islandwide Church Noticeboard

No 576                Circulation:  406         31st May 2018
next issue 14th June    (deadline 12th June)

Events Summary

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Saturday 2nd June - Church Safeguarding, Church on the Roundabout

Saturday 2nd June - Mountbatten Quiet Day

Saturday 2nd June - Foodbank Clothes and Textile Sale

Saturday 2nd June - Book Sale, St John's Church, Newport

Saturday 2nd June - Phoenix Choir, St John's Church, Ryde

Saturday 2nd June - Gospel workshop, St Thomas of Canterbury, Newport

Sunday 3rd June - Worship in the Open Air -Rylstone Gardens

every Sunday until end of September - Afternoon Teas at Holy Cross Church, Binstead

Sunday 3rd June - Remembrance Service, all Saints Church, Newchurch

Thursday 7th June - Newtown Church Fundraising Sale

Friday 8th June - Dementia Conversations - St John the Baptist Church Ryde

Friday 8th June - Bible Prophecy Meeting, Congregational Church, Newport

Saturday 9th June - Ryde Elim Craft Fair in Methodist Church Garfield Road, Ryde

Monday 11th June - Quiet Day at Carisbrooke Priory

Monday 11th June- Table Tennis Club at St Mary's Cowes

Saturday 16th June - Ryde Methodist Church Wives and Friends Group - Hospice Choir

Friday 19th June - Dementia Conversations - St James Church Hall, East Cowes

June onwards - Youth For Christ - Catalyst and Vibe dates for the academic year

Saturday 23rd June- Advanced Notice - Summer Fair at All Saints Gurnard. More details to follow.

Friday 29th June - Nathan Tasker Concert - Grace Church,Marlborough Road, Ryde

29th June - All Island Worship Event at High Street Newport (True Vine building) organised by the Wight Church Team - Detail to follow

Saturday 30th June - Music of Disney - St John's Church, Newport

Holy of Holies Ministry


Saturday 7th July - Community Cafe, Methodist Church, Ryde 

Monday 18th July - Full Gospel Businessmen's Dinner, Chequers Inn, Rookley

Monday 23rd - Friday 28th July - Holiday Club, Gunville Methodist Church

Sunday 29th July - "Duver Praise" Church Outdoors - St Helens


Sunday 12th August - Church Outdoors Seaside Songs of Praise - Bembridge


23rd September - Isle of Wight Songs of Praise

Next Year - 2019

25th January - All Island Celebration organised by the Wight Church Team - Details to follow.

Ongoing Events 

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Urban Saints - Defibrillator

Youth Worker Vacancy 

Lost Friends

Passion Play 2022 Barvaria



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Church Safeguarding Training

Saturday 2nd June 9:30-1:30 Church on the Roundabout
Church Safeguarding training,
With national trainer, Simon Bass.
Cost £10pp. Limited places, so please book in advance.
Contact Tony Murphy

Details of the training below:
The training would incorporate safeguarding policy for the protection of children (and the supplementary policy covering adults at risk of harm (vulnerable adults). This would be what is often termed level 2/3 training (or group 2/3 training). This would cover:
•         Understanding what safeguarding is about
•         Signs, Symptoms and the effects of abuse
•         How to respond to disclosure or discovery of abuse
•         Safer practice including safer recruitment.
This training is suitable for leaderships, children’s and youth workers and others working with adults. 
Just to say that I have worked for CCPAS for 18 years, and was their Chief Executive for 6 years until 2016. I continue my association with CCPAS undertaking consultancy work for them as a Senior Associate, undertaking a variety of tasks from staffing their helpline to managing complex safeguarding commissions. I am also undertaking safeguarding consultancy for other denominations ranging from past case reviews to risk assessments, as well as being an accredited safeguarding trainer for the Baptist Union, and the Church of England, and undertaking training for other groups

Source:  Tony Murphy




Source:  Valerie Sprack Valerie.Sprack@iow.nhs.uk



Foodbank Clothing and Textile Sale


Source:  info@isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk




Source: Liz Thorne   liztstjohn@gmail.com




Source:  Robin Burnett robin@rburnett.plus.com



Gospel Workshop

A Gospel workshop will be held on Saturday 2nd June, 1-5pm in the St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Newport. Coffee and Cake half way through in Holyrood Hall. Barbara and Patrick are organising this event. Tel:- 07854527462 for further details! 
A mainland duo has been engaged. Price £10 for an individual or £8 each for a group of 4

Source:  Eileen Finch



Sunday Afternoon Teas

Holy Cross Church, Binstead, is open for teas every Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm - 5.00pm.

More space, more tables, same delicious cakes!!!

Source: margaret.shaw3@tesco.net


An invitation to our Service of Remembrance

6.00 pm Sunday 3rd June 
All Saints Church, Newchurch

We warmly invite you and your family to a service to remember those we have loved and lost.
A short reflective service with prayers and hymns at which we will be invited to light a candle and at the end to make our way outside into our beautiful grounds for the release of white doves.
We do hope that you can come to the service and then join us for refreshments in the Church Hall
Further information from Reverend Janice O'Shaughnessy telephone 01 983 865504


Source: colleenaluinn@aol.com



Source:  salmonrnj@talktalk.net



Table Tennis at St Mary's Church Cowes

on the 2nd Monday of each month  2 – 4 p.m.

This is going really well and we have a second table donated by Wootton Table Tennis Club, so hope to encourage more people to come along. Many come just for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat.

If doing well next autumn/winter we plan to increase to twice a month.
£2 to include teas, coffees, etc.

Source: Heather Cobb  tictocnorthwood@gmail.com




download invites here

Source:  brianharley58@gmail.com 



Ryde Elim Church Craft Fair

Craft Fair to be held at the Methodist Church, Garfield Road, Ryde.
10.00am until 12.30  June 9th

Refreshments available, Tea, Coffee and Squash.
Various stalls, selling delicious homemade Cakes and Savouries,  craft goods and pre-loved items.  All funds raised are for the Ryde Elim Church.

July 14th
August 11th
September 8th
October 13th
November 10th
December 8th

Source: gordann22@talktalk.net



Source:  admin@carisbrookepriory.org.uk



Newtown Church - Fundraising Sale

Newtown Church – Fundraising Sale in Yarmouth Town Hall Thursday 7th June  10am – 3pm  and  Thursday 28th June 10am – 3pm.

Source:  paulinejgear@gmail.com


Youth For Christ - Catalyst and Vibe dates for the current academic year
Catalyst is from 7.30pm to 9.30pm for School year 8+ and
Vibe is from 7.00pm - 9.00pm for School year 7+
15th June 2018 - Catalyst
13th July 2018. - Catalyst

Source:  Sarah Rudd  isleofwightyfc@gmail.com  AdministratorIsle of Wight Youth for Christ

Wives and Friends Group - Ryde Methodist Church

Ryde Methodist Church Wives and Friends Group 
present the
Mountbatten [hospice] Community Choir 
at Ryde Methodist Church, Garfield Road, Ryde
on Sat.16th June at 7.00pm. 
There will be a retiring collection.





Dementia Conversations

Email: info@dementiapathfinders.org
For bookings:



Source:  St. James Ryde Office stjamesrydeoffice@talktalk.net



Music of Disney

Source:  Liz Thorne  liztstjohn@gmail.com




Community Cafe




Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland

Dinner at The Chequers Inn, Rookley
On Monday 18th July 2018 At 7.15 for 7.30 pm

The guest speaker will be Andrew Hough

Andrew is a lay preacher and steward at Bembridge Methodist Church. He also works for the local authority supporting young people into employment or training on the Isle of Wight. A former worker with Youth for Christ based in London he has been involved in youth ministry for over 45 years. He has encountered those with no faith but also many who belonged to different faiths sharing what Jesus means to him with them. Converted by hearing a simple testimony when he was 12, he felt called to ministry since he was a teenager. He runs a Rock Solid group and is keenly involved in local amateur theatre He has a vision to see the gospel shared through drama and longs to see a Christian based drama group established on the Isle of Wight.

The cost of the evening will be £14.50 per person
The menu for the evening is as follows:
Main Course
Chicken in a bacon and mushroom sauce
Vegetarian Option (vegetarian sausages or pasta or risotto)
Sticky Toffee Pudding or Fruit Salad or Ice Cream

To book and to give your choice of menu please contact Sue or Steve Woodford by telephoning 528586 or Email 
  All welcome

Holiday Club - Gunville Methodist Church.

Source:  Martin Cooper 



"Duver Praise" Church Outdoors.

by The Old Church Tower, The Duver, St. Helens.
Sunday 29th July, 3.00pm

Lively music and songs to sing along to

With the "STOP" band
Peter Wells and sketchboard - A Life" story

Some chairs provided
Bring one if you can and come and join us!

Source:  Bembridge and St Helens Christians Together




Church Outdoors Seaside Songs of Praise.

Open Air service on the Lifeboat Green Lane End, Bembridge.
Sunday 12th August 3-00pm

Old and New Hymns,
The "Stop" Band,
A Life Story, Peter Wells and Sketchboard.

Seating available, All Welcome!

Source:  Bembridge and St Helens Christians Together bern-jean@tiscali.co.uk



Any "Notices" or "Items for Sale or Wanted" submitted to us will be included in two consecutive issues of the Wight Church Newsletter. If after this you want it to appear again you must resubmit it with a request to continue. The reason for this is that few people let us know when an item is sold or a notice no longer needed..

Urban Saints Westbrook unveil public defibrillator at Ryde Open Day
The Ryde activity and residential centre, Urban Saints Westbrook, unveiled a
new Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) during this Saturday’s Open Day.
Louise Walker from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service visited the Ryde
centre to officially launch the facility - which can be used both by visitors and
guests staying at Urban Saints Westbrook and members of the local

The defibrillator, which was partly provided by a community grant from the
British Heart Foundation, is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to
the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high
energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential life saving step in the
chain of survival. There are many defibrillators available in public places such
as train stations, shopping centres, airport and leisure centres. These
defibrillators are often known as Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) as anyone
can use them in an emergency.

Andy Treagus, from the Urban Saints Westbrook team, said “This is a
fantastic facility for us as a residential and activities centre and helps make
Urban Saints Westbrook a safer place for our guests. We are delighted that
this defibrillator can also be used by the local community too and it has been
great to see so many of them at our Open Day today.”

Louise Walker said “It is essential our community has access to these life
saving devices, the time critical element of a cardiac arrest cannot be
underestimated. It is wonderful news that Urban Saints have joined the ever
growing list of PAD sites for our Island, they are an absolute asset to our

The defibrillator was unveiled at the Urban Saints Westbrook Open Day on
Saturday 12th May - where over 400 local people took part in free activity
sessions such as tree climbing, laser tag and bush craft and inflatable’s. Urban
Saints Westbrook also provide residential experiences for schools, youth and
community groups and can be hired for parties and other social gatherings.
The Urban Saints Westbrook team plan to offer Cardio-Pulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) training to groups that stay at the centre to compliment
the new defibrillator facility.

Find out more about Urban Saints Westbrook at



Job Vacancy

Revive Newport are looking to employ an enthusiastic and committed male youth worker to help run Newport Youth Café on Wednesday and Friday Nights. If you connect well with young people and have a youth work qualification or equivalent experience and want to make a difference, this job could be for you. 
Post:             One male youth worker 
Hours of work:      Wednesdays 15:45-20:00 Fridays 16:45-22:30 - 10 hours a week  
Wages:         £9ph
Newport Youth Café aims to provide young people with a low cost, safe, supportive and encouraging environment outside of school/college. The activities and support from youth workers and volunteers will allow the young people to learn new skills and build confidence and resilience for the future, as well as have fun. The Café will be staffed and managed through a range of paid employees and volunteers.
Email us for a Job descriptions and application form:  revivenewport@aol.com
Please send completed application form to: revivenewport@aol.com or 
Revive Newport, 82-83 High Street, Newport, PO30 1BH
Closing Date: 4th June 2018
Interviews will take place in June 2018. 

Revive Newport is a registered charity number 1143377 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England number 07588420,

Source: Pete Luther peterevive@aol.com

Passion Play in Barvaria

In 2020 once again the villagers of Oberammergau in Bavaria perform their world famous Passion Play, a tradition which first started in 1634. The performance involves more than 2,000 villagers, a full orchestra and a vast stage and commemorates Christ’s journey into Jerusalem, His death and resurrection.
The last time the Oberammergau Passion Play was performed in 2010, Tailored Travel took one in every 10 people who travelled from the UK and Ireland. So, as a family owned independent tour operator with over 20 years’ experience in putting together tailor made escorted holidays, we understand exactly what’s needed to make every aspect of your Oberammergau Passion Play holiday a success.
Our attached Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 brochure features the following fully escorted tours:
•    Castles & Lakes of Bavaria – 5 days from £979
•    Beautiful Austrian Tyrol – 7 days from £1,239
•    Lake Garda, Venice & Verona – 8 days from £1,449
•    Austrian Lake District – 7 days from £1,239
•    Rhine & Moselle Valleys – 7 days from £1,369
•    Hidden Italy & Verona Opera Festival – 8 days from £1,469


Lost Friends

I am trying to trace Bob and Ruth Stamford, two old friends who I knew in Bristol and spent a weekend with 20 years ago?
My name is John Taylor 

Email muk_kkk1964@yahoo.com
Phone  07715275130.
Two Comfortable Gites in France

In the grounds of La Charpenterie, parts of which date back to the 15th Century.
Great for all year round breaks; both with Wood Burning Stove. Pet friendly

Situated midway between
Futurascope, The Loire Vally Chateaux and Puy du Fou,

èbènisterie is refurbished Stone Cottage for up to 5 persons.
Available from May.

Le Petit Toit is a lovingly restored rural gite for 2 persons

Web Site 
Contact Helen Rogers 

Steve and Helen were formerly members of the Church on the Isle of Wight
Wonky Doodle Designs by Suezi Anderson

Her greetings card range goes from Christmas to Birthday celebrations and a percentage of each card sold goes to support charity.

Please browse her
Web Site and see if there's anything you would like for that special someone.  Contact Suezi: suezi@mail.com

Free Listening Service

A Free Confidential Service
Is something worrying you. Want someone to listen to you. Why not come to the Living Room in Newport (next to the Baptist church) for chat over a cup of coffee. We have someone here you can chat to every Monday from 11am - 2pm.
Source: Nava Young Navayoung@aol.com


We have a great selection of food and drink, at fair prices and made with love to be enjoyed in our cosy cafe. Why not pop in and say hello.prices.

Don't forget our amazing book and gift shop; we sell a variety of Christian books, CDS and gifts. We can also order Christian material into Store.

We have a Facebook page. If you have Facebook then please give us a like, to see what we are up to on the Facebook Page

Source: charlemagnehollis@icloud.com

The Greenhouse is a Place of Prayer and Worship. A place of Enounter with God. A Place Where You Can Grow
The Greenhouse Christian Centre is situated between Poole and Bournemouth and just a 20 minute walk to the beach. The Centre holds Led and Silent Retreats, Quiet Days, Healing Services, Art Weeks, Discipleship Training Days and so much more.
More information can be found on the website.
Are you lonely and not particularly enjoying facing life on your own? Do you wish God would answer your prayers for a soul mate? Then you should contact Friends1st the off-line Christian friendship and introductory agency who've been introducing Christians to each other since 1999.
Click here to find out more.