Fwd: Wight Church Newsletter No 605

Islandwide Church Noticeboard
No 605                   Circulation:  461             26th September 2019
next issue 10th October     (deadline 8th October)

Events Summary
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September until October 7th - Extinction Rebellion - Letter Seeking Support
Saturday 28th September - Havenstreet Monthly Market
Sunday September 29th onwards - Joint Worship in Shanklin
September to November - Ongoing Alpha Course at Bembridge
Monday 30th September - Dementia Friendly Harvest Praise

October at Carisbrooke Priory
Tuesday 1st October - IW Foodbank presents Music Madness
Wednesday 2nd October - Healing Service at Zion Chapel Ryde
Wednesday 2nd October - Quaker Quiet Time and Peace Vigel
Thursday 3rd October - Coffee Morning at St Lawrence Parish Church
Friday 4th October - Pray the Wight
Friday 4th October - Ryde Boys Brigade and Girls Association Prayer Day
Saturday 5th October - Harvest Produce and Homemade Goods Sale
Saturday 5th October - Messy Church at St John's Ryde

Saturday 5th October - Foodbank Monthly Clothing Sale
Saturday 5th October - Wight Christian Walkers
Sunday 6th October - The 2nd Ryde Boys Brigade and Girls Association 136th Anniversary
Sunday 6th October - God is at work with Jewish People - Aurel Videl
Sunday 6th October onwards - Shanklin Christians Working Together Evenings
Monday 7th October - Cowes Concert Band at St Peters Church Shorwell
Friday 11th October - Project Opera seek Amateur Chorus
Friday 11th October - Bible Prophecy Evening
Saturday 12th October - Go Yellow - Raising Funds for Mountbatten
Saturday 12th October- Dying to Know - Information Day
Sunday 13th October - Car Treasure Hunt from St John's Church Newport
Monday 14th October - The Organist Pilgrimage
Thursday 17th October - Men who Munch at Appley Manor
Friday 18th October - Ishmael's Praise Party Concert
Friday 18th October - Film Night at St John;s Church Ryde
Saturday 19th October - Table Top Sale at St John's Church Newport
Wednesday 23rd October - Timeout Cafe St John's Church Hall Ryde
October 25th to 29th - Harp on Wight International Festival
Monday 28th October - Soft Toy Parachute Drop
Monday 28th October - FGBMFI Dinner with Rosie Deedes

November 8th Onwards - Project Opera Dates for your diary
Saturday 16th November - TEAR FUND   THE BIG QUIZ NIGHT
Sunday 17th November - STREET PASTOR SUNDAY

Christmas - Brighstone and Villages Christmas Celebrations

Saturday 11th January - Rev Imtiaz Ashraf is an Anglican minister in Kent but works mostly with Release International. He is Pakistani and has a particular interest in supporting the suffering church there. Details to Follow
Friday 31st January - All Island Worship event  -  7.30pm at Cowes Enterprise College?
Our annual New Year celebration - with guest speaker
Krish Kandiah
Sunday 28th June - Chris Stefanick is coming to visit us in the Catholic Diocese
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July - Lionheart Christian Music Festival on the County Showground at Northwood - Become a supporter and download the PDF
5th, 6th and 7th August - Carmen at Ryde Methodist Church

Ongoing Events 
To view all Regular and Ongoing events as a PDF (Small file)  Click Here
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Experienced and well qualified organist seeking church work.
SWAY seeking a Youth Training Person

Most of these files are pdf files and download to your Downloads folder unless your computer is set to display them immediately.
Catholic Community of St Thomas of Canterbury, Newport, and St Saviour, Totland Bay

If your organisation or church has a regular newsletter or notice that you
would like others to see, send us a copy and we'll include it here.

Events in the Nation
Events for Christians
TBK - UK Christian Events Diary
Kingdom Guide UK
Church and Environment

Supporting Wight Church Network
This is the end of the Headline information.Below this point most of the
above items can be found in detail. If you prefer, just scroll through.


Extinction Rebellion

Good morning Isle of Wight Churches
I write to you this morning with a request for some help.
My name is Julie Hutchison and I am the Isle of Wight coordinator for Extinction Rebellion. I have
carried out a few lone protests to raise awareness on the Island, and raised funds to buy Greta
Thunberg books for all high schools on the Island. If you don’t know who
Extinction Rebellion are, we are a Non Violent Civil Disobedience Protest Organisation.

I am rolling out a talk called ‘Heading for Extinction and what to do about it’. The talk goes on for about an hour, and it is split into 2 parts; part 1 talks about the ecological crisis, and part 2 talks
about Extinction Rebellion’s plans.

I really need venues around the Island to deliver this talk to, which is partly why I am writing you
this letter. I have done the talk in Ventnor and in Newport so far, and Freshwater this evening. I’m
looking for venues in Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin AND rural areas all over the Island.
Time is critical. I have next week available to deliver the talks.  I can run talks and training from Tuesday 24th September to Saturday 5th October. We have leaflets and posters to give out, and signup forms.

Please may I ask, if you have a church hall, that you let me know what availability you have  My core objective is to get as many people active as possible.

If people can come to London on 7th October for 2 weeks (we can try to find accommodation for these people) then that would be amazing.

If you have a venue, or a group of people you think would like to hear the talk, and can arrange a
venue, please email me at

My other request is about October 7th. The Rebellion starts at 10am and a discussion has been
going on nationally about requesting for all church bells to ring , to sound the alarm, for an
uncomfortably long time. I believe the faiths group is getting in touch with all heads of churches to
make this happen.

We have an active community of wonderful, genuine people.
With love and peace,
Julie Hutchison      XRIW.

This Letter has been contracted for ease of reading. To see all the information it contains
Click Here
-- Ed

Evening worship in Shanklin

The summer season at Rylstone Gardens has now concluded but local Christians continue to share evening worship hosted by various churches at 6.30pm. All are most welcome to come and share in these united gatherings...
15          St Saviour on the Cliff, Queens Road  

22           No meeting - joining in the  Isle of Wight Songs of Praise at Cowes Enterprise College

29          Sacred Heart Church, Atherley Road  

6 October    United Reformed Church, High Street
            with guest speaker  Aurel Vidal from Christian Witness to Israel

13        St Blasius Church, Church Road

20        St Paul's Church, Regent Street

27        St Saviour on the Cliff, Queens Road

3 November  Methodist Church, Regent Street

Source::Rev Brian Harley   brianharley58@gmail.com



Havenstreet Monthly Market

is being held at the Community Centre in the village
on Saturday 28th Sept from 10.00 - 12.30pm.

Stalls include fresh produce, bakery, dairy etc and refreshments are available all morning.

Source:   Margaret Shaw margieshaw29@gmail.com



Source:   Becci Bell     beccibell@aol.com




Web Link

Source:   info@isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk





God declares in his word “I am the God that heals you.” Jesus gave us the authority to cast out every demon and to heal the sick.
Are you physically, emotionally or spiritually sick? Allow God to touch you and heal you. Allow God to remove your suffering and pain and restore you to his abundant life! Come and join us as we come into the presence of God and experience the healing hand of God through anointed worship and the powerful teaching and healing ministry of Rev Alex Tana.
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 3.30pm
Zion Chapel
William St, Ryde
For further information contact Alex on 01983 563144 or email him at  




ISLE OF WIGHT QUAKERS - The Rope Store, Quay Arts, Newport

We invite you to share some quiet time with us

From next Wednesday, October 2nd Quakers on the Isle of Wight will be holding a 30 minute silent meeting on Wednesdays at 12.30 p.m. in their Meeting Room at Quay Arts. For a number of years this has been 45 minutes but in order to accommodate working people and share this quiet time with whoever feels they may benefit henceforth the duration will be for half an hour and will be followed by an informal time with tea and coffee. You are invited to bring your own snack lunch. Quay Arts Café will also be available.

A Quaker meeting is based on silence although if anyone feels moved to make a spoken contribution they may. These meetings are open to all faiths and none. If you just want a quiet half hour you are most welcome. We have made it half an hour to allow working people the time to attend in their lunch hour.

This first meeting will be held in Quaker Week which is an opportunity to bring Quakers to the attention of the whole community.

Quakers are best known for their witness to peace and to this end we will be holding a Peace Vigil in St. Thomas Square for half an hour at 1.30 on the same day, 2nd October.

Source:  Jane Wilde jvenetia@gmail.com




October at Carisbrooke Priory
Open Door Worship Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
Speakers for October 2019:
  3rd October                TBC (Communion)
10th October                Rosie Deedes
17th October                Elizabeth Lilley
24th October                Celebrating Age
31st October                TBC
A light lunch is available after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington
11th October 10.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.
Open Art Group – Every Tuesday, Beginners Welcome
10.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Crochet Café
Every Friday from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. 
Prayer Ministry available by arrangement –
Please contact the Priory for an appointment
Phone: 01983 523354
Email:              opendoor@carisbrookepriory.org.uk



Jill Fothergill jillfiow@gmail.com



Pray the Wight           

7.30pm on Friday October 4th 

at True Vine Church, High Street, Newport 
A gathering for the whole church come together to pray for the Island and especially for our nation at this critical time - with Brexit on the near horizon.

For more info, contact:

Paul Meredith 	paulmered@aol.com

Brian Harley     	brianharley58@gmail.com
Look out for posters and flyers...

Source:  Brian Harley  



The 2nd Ryde Boys Brigade and Girls Association Prayer Day

Prayer Day which is being held at the Ryde Methodist Church Garfield Road, Ryde
from 09:00 to 21:00 hrs
on Friday 4th October 2019.

Source:   Ann Claire Kay    claire.ryderbl@gmail.com



Harvest Produce and Homemade Goods Sale

organised by Christians Together in Brighstone
on Saturday 5th October
in Brighstone Scout, Guide and Community Centre. 

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Traidcraft and the IW Foodbank

Source:   BBMCS Five Parishes bbmskparishes@gmail.com



Source:   Dion Mabey revd.dionmabey@gmail.com






The Wight Christian Walkers

The Wight Christian Walkers, on  October 5th: Bembridge Beach Explorer. 4.5 miles with lunch at the Crab and LobsterIf you would like to accompany them please contact Bill.Croydon@outlook.com

Becoming a member of the Wight Christian Walkers means you will receive an email giving the date of the Bluebell walk – we wait until we are sure they are in their magnificence. However, this does mean paying the subscription of a whole £2 a year. You would also then receive news of a November walk (dependent on tide) and be entitled to attend our Christmas planning meeting and meal. You may attend 3 walks as a guest, but after that we expect you to cough up! Wight Christian Walkers is a subgroup of the Hampshire Christian Walkers and part of the National Christian Walking Club.

Please contact
Bill.Croydon@outlook.com for more details about joining or any walk.




The 2nd Ryde Boys Brigade and Girls Association 136th Anniversary

There is a Church Service for the 136th Anniversary of the founding of  The 2nd Ryde Boys Brigade and Girls Association
which is being held on Sunday 6th October 2019
starting at 10:15 hrs
at Ryde Methodist Church Garfield Road, Ryde 

Source:   Ann Claire Kay    claire.ryderbl@gmail.com.


Brian Harley brianharley58@gmail.com




  Source: Brian Harley    brianharley58@gmail.com



Cowes Concert Band, St Peter’s Church, Shorwell

Monday 7th October at 19:45

Come & enjoy some terrific music, old favourites & new pieces, played by the Cowes Concert Band.

No fee on entry but please leave a donation on leaving.

Source: bbmskparishes@gmail.com    Tel:      0747 4987 683






Source:   Annalisa Vaughan    annalisa.vaughan@gmail.com




Source:   Richard Salmon salmonrnj@talktalk.net




Source:   cbeverley7@aol.com



Source:  jigsawtads@gmail.com



Source:  Liz Thorne liztstjohn@gmail.com


Source:   Ces Tibbitts tib.63@btinternet.com


Source:   Dion Mabey revd.dionmabey@gmail.com


Source:   Dion Mabey revd.dionmabey@gmail.com


Source:   Drew Jenks drew@the-lighthouse-church.uk


Source:  Liz Thorne liztstjohn@gmail.com


Source:  revd.dionmabey@gmail.com



Harp on Wight International Festival

The sixth annual Harp on Wight International Festival is taking place between October 25th and 29th featuring a wide range of international hapists from a diverse range of styles including Scottish, Irish, classical and jazz.

All concerts and teaching workshops will be held in Ryde Methodist Church in Garfield Road where during the day you will find a wonderful free-to-enter exhibition of harps made by national manufacturers in addition to sheet music, cd's and harp accessories.

There will be opportunities during the festival to try the harp for the first time. For further information pick up a free brochure from many outlets across the Island, visit the Web Site  or phone 01983-730930.

Source:  VIC KING vic007@btinternet.com




Soft Toy Parachute Drop
Monday October 28th
10.00 am to 12 noon
I toy £3, 2 toys £5
Raising funds for Action for Children

Source:   Margaret Hill     margarethill135@btinternet.com




Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland

Dinner at The Chequers Inn, Rookley
on Monday 28th October at 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm

The Guest Speaker will be Rosie Deedes

Rosie is an Anglican priest. She has worked in full-time chaplaincy since 1999. She spent 16 years in prison chaplaincy, including 5 years at HMP Isle of Wight. She then went to Coventry University for 2 and a half years as university chaplain before returning to the Isle of Wight in 2017 to take up the post as spiritual care lead at Mountbatten Hospice.

Rosie's experiences have led her to meet people at very difficult and challenging times of their lives. Her Christian faith has helped her to cling on to hope and bring hope to others. Her faith motivates her; shapes the way she lives and gives her a framework and language to try and make sense of life. But she also recognises that everyone has their own path, their own story, their own language and finds their own way through their pain. By attentively listening to others in an open and inclusive way, Rosie hopes that she has enabled others to see sense and experience the loving-kindness and compassion of God. Rosie has recently published a book of her reflections on her chaplaincy ministry.

Rosie is married to Johnathan and they have three children.

The cost of the evening will be £16 per person. To book, please contact Steve Woodford on 07749 471185 or email stevewoodford@hotmail.co.uk by Friday 25th October at the latest with your choice of menu from the following:

Roast Gammon or Vegetarian Options - Halloumi lightly spiced bun, Vegetarian sausages, Pasta or Mushroom Risotto

Dessert - Cheese Cake, Fruit Salad or Ice Cream

Source:  IowDavJan@aol.com






Bob Hartman is coming to the Island!

Open the Book, which began in 1999, is based on his ‘Lion Storyteller Bible’. Bob will be coming to tell us a story at Ryde Baptist Church during the 20th Anniversary Celebration

on Saturday November 9th  3:00 - 4:00 pm followed by refreshments.

The service will include commissioning of new storytellers, a presentation of the story of King Josiah and a live performance of Roger Jones’ version of ‘Tell Me The Stories of Jesus’ specially adapted for Open the Book.

Places are limited and need to be booked.
Free tickets are available from Reception at Ryde Baptist Church,

Source:  Julie Croydon    julie.croydon@icloud.com




Saturday 16th November,  7.00 p.m  Gunville Methodist Church
Hundreds of churches, thousands of people, ONE BIG QUIZ
Get together with your friends, family and church for an epic evening of poverty-fighting fun.
For one night only churches and other groups up and down the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever. We'd love you to join in!
Every pound raised will help transform the lives of people living in poverty. More details available at Web Site
£5 a person, teams of 4-6 people , includes light refreshments.
Enquiries to Andy and Naomi Tel no. 521869 
Source:   Andy and Naomi Smith andyandnaomi1981@gmail.com



STREET PASTOR SUNDAY is 17th November 2019

Street Pastor Sunday is the date in the calendar when we ask churches across the island to bring the work of Street and School Pastors into focus, for prayer, for support by giving and for the call for people to join this ministry. Street and School Pastors are an expression of the churches working together outside the church, but representing it, within the island’s community. It is an important time for us, as it leads to training of new recruits that begins next February.

We are asking church leaders to make a commitment now to including a time in their service on Sunday 17th November (or even on another Sunday close by), however long or short, for the work of Street and School Pastors to be mentioned and prayed for. If there are members of the team already in your church, they will be encouraged to approach their church leader to ask for an opportunity to make a presentation. If not, we would be happy to come along and speak to your congregation, or we can provide resources such as a video or information leaflets.

We would be very encouraged to hear about what you are able to include in your plans for Street Pastor Sunday.

Source: Andrew Gardner, Isle of Wight Street Pastors Coordinator, andrew@iowstreetpastors.org.uk, 07979 244868



Source:   Annalisa Vaughan    annalisa.vaughan@gmail.com



Source:   chris@brighstone.org



All Island Worship Event 

Friday 31st January
7.30pm at Cowes Enterprise College   ( to be confirmed)

Our annual New Year celebration - with guest speaker
Krish Kandiah



Chris Stefanick is coming to visit us

I’m pleased to announce this: that next summer we’ve invited Chris Stefanick to visit the Catholic Diocese! As part of our ‘spiritual reboot,’ that is, the Year of the Word (2020) and the Year of the Eucharist (2021), Chris is coming to the Guildhall here in Portsmouth on Sunday 28th June 2020 to lead us in a big diocesan event. We’re planning it at the moment so we can’t say any more yet – but keep the date free! It will involve music, testimony and worship focused on the Word of God, and will be family-friendly.

Chris will be staying at Bishop’s House and later I believe he and his team are also planning to go to Jersey. We’ll say more about all this in due course. Meanwhile, click on the photo for one of his short video-messages. This one is called “God is Love / And Your Life is a Love Story”. It’s beautifully filmed and as ever his words have a way of touching the heart. His theme is that of the First Letter of St. John: that “anyone who fails to love can never have known God because God is love. .. My dear people since God has left us so much we too should love one another.” Pope Francis too has often spoken this same message to the Church: that the Christian life is a love-story with God.


Source:  Eileen Finch finch@orpheusmail.co.uk



Lionheart Christian Music Festival

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July

on the County Showground at Northwood

Become a supporter!



Source:   Annalisa Vaughan    annalisa.vaughan@gmail.com


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..

Experienced and well qualified organist seeking church work. 

No remuneration needed, but accommodation in lieu necessary. Perhaps you have a spare room?

Contact Rev Susan Paterson for more information. (01983 717026)    revspaterson@gmail.com



SWAY seeking a Youth Training Person

‘SWAY is an innovative youth project aimed at 11-19 year olds and their families in and around the South Wight.

We are looking for a Youth Training Person (YTP) who wants to study Christian youth work alongside this placement in a forward thinking youth charity reaching out to churched and unchurched young people. The applicant will be based within the area and work alongside SWAY in a wide range of activities both on and off island and island-wide events.

To find out more information about what’s involved visit our website and please contact SWAY lead Youth Worker Andy Dorning on sway.exchange@mail.com

Source:  Joanna Richards jmlr.srjr@btinternet.com



ACJ Services

Painting Decorating

General Repairs

Bespoke Carpentry and

Maintenance Services

Tel: 07488330112

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 Stoves. Pet friendly

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

L'Eèbènisterie is refurbished Stone Cottage (with Pool) for up to 5 persons.

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

Landline:  0033 549699146
Mobile:  0033 649699146

Web Site 
Contact Helen Rogers 

Steve and Helen were formerly members of the Church on the Isle of Wight and with family here regularly visit.
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.