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No 583               Circulation:  417           11th October 2018
next issue 25th October    (deadline 23rd October)

Events Summary
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October at the Priory Carisbrooke
Mondays and Fridays - Old School Cafe Brading
Every Monday - Wight Seated Exercise - Brading
Every Thursday - Brading Men in Sheds
Various Dates - Independent Arts - SingAbout
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October - Bible Comes to Life Exhibition- St Pauls Barton
Friday 12th October - Bible Prophecy Meeting in Newport
Friday 12th October - Dementia Conversations at St John's Church, Ryde
Saturday 13th October - Wight Christian Walkers
Saturday 13th October - Dying to Know
Saturday 13th October - Ryde Elim Craft Fairs
Saturday 13th October - Uzima Evening at Yarmouth Sailing Club
Sunday 14th October - Celebration Connections @ Aspire Ryde
Tuesday 16th October - Brighstone Community Coffee Morning
Tuesday 16th October - Church on Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church Bembridge
Thursday 18th October - Dementia Conversations East Cowes
Thursday 18th October - St Marys Cowes Art and Craft Group
Saturday 20th October - Talk with Supper at Havenstreet
Saturday 20th October - Journey of Faith - Women's Fellowship
Monday 22nd October - Table Tennis at St Marys Cowes
Monday 22nd October - Soft Toy Parachute Drop at Cowes Methodist Church
Wednesday 24th October - Monthly Time Out Cafe - Ryde
26th to 30th October - Harp on Wight Festival
Saturday 27th October - Havenstreet Monthly Market
Monday 29th October - FGBMFI Dinner with Charlie Hollis

November at Carisbrooke Priory
November 6th to 10th - World War One Exhibition at St Lawrence
Saturday 10th November - Table Top Sale at Cowes Methodist Church
Saturday 10th November - Carisbrooke Priory Christmas Fayre
Saturday 17th November - Tom Elliott Comedian an Magician at Ryde Baptist Church
Friday 23rd November onwards - Isle of Wight Youth for Christ dates for 2018/2019

Next Year - 2019
Friday 25th January - Wight Church - All Island Worship Event with Pete Greig
July - Isle of Wight Christian Music Festival – Lionheart - Details in due course
4th - 10th August - United 19 - New Wine - Book Now with others from the Island

Ongoing Events 
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October at Carisbrooke Priory
Open Door Speakers for October 2018
– Open Door Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
11th October               Kelvin Burke
18th October               Elizabeth Lilley
25th October               John & Gillian Ryeland
A light lunch will be served after the service
Activities @ The Priory
  • Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington   -  Friday 12th October – 10.30-11.45 a.m. 
  • Music and Melodies with June Cox -  Date to be confirmed – please see our website for details
  • 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


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Independent Arts is an Isle of Wight charity using the arts to improve well-being, quality of life and to reduce social isolation. Our community projects include SingAbout, DanceMakers, Creative Café and Anxiety Café which are all free to access. Sessions are designed to help boost health and well-being, allow people to try new things and meet new people. All our groups are very relaxed, inclusive and light-hearted – enjoyment is more important than technique!
We welcome new members.

If you would like more information about any of our sessions please telephone 01983 822437 or Our Web Site


Download the "Bible Comes to Life Information Sheet"

This unique exhibition gives a multi-sensory insight into the Biblical world.  It features a spectacular 3 x 2m model of the Jewish Temple in the time of Jesus, a 2 x 1m scale model of the Desert Tabernacle, many ‘Jewish Life’ artefacts and a collection of Middle Eastern clothing, some dating back 150 years and much more!

The exhibition will be open to the public over the weekend; further details of the opening times will be available in September.

The exhibition is also perfect for School visits and connects well with the curriculum.  School groups are welcome to book sessions on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th October.

Please keep a look out for further details regarding opening times but if you are a school and would like to take part in the Exhibition please do get in touch, either via our ‘Contact us’ page on the
web site or by phoning 07817610561 and leaving a message.

Source:   andrew@iwpianotuner.co.uk


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Dementia Conversations

on Friday 12 October between 2 and 4pm. 
at St John's Church, High Park Road, Ryde

An opportunity for carers, relatives and friends of people living with dementia to share experiences, gain knowledge and explore issues that challenge our beliefs and attitudes.



Wight Christian Walkers
Oct 13th The Wight Christian Walkers will be having a picnic lunch in the middle of their 7 mile walk on the Tennyson Trail. Contact julie.croydon@icloud.com by Oct 6th if you would like to join us.

Source:  julie.croydon@icloud.com




Ryde Elim Church Craft Fairs

to be held at the Methodist Church, Garfeild Road, Ryde.
10.00am until 12.30pm
Refreshments are available, Tea, Coffee and Squash.
Various stalls, one selling delicious homemade Cakes and Savouries and others selling craft goods and pre-loved items. 
All funds raised are for the Ryde Elim Church.
They are as follows for 2018:-
October 13th
November 10th
December 8th



Everyone is Welcome


Source:   joy@uzimainourhands.org


Celebrating Connections @ Aspire Ryde

Sunday 14th October    at  7:00 pm

A Worship Service featuring Premier Radio and Terry Boyle from Insight for Living.
Worship will be led by Tony & Suzi Anderson, Charlie & Zeta and Margaret Jones.

Free refreshments will be served from 6:30pm.

Both before and after the service there will be time to browse stands publicising the work of Westbrook Urban Saints, Street & School Pastors, South Wight Area Youth Partnership, Youth for Christ and other organisations which are making connections in our community.

For more information visit Facebook

Oct 14th is the last day of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. To celebrate God sending His Word to restore His connection with us, the George Street Gospel will be on display at Aspire. This has been hand written by the folks of Ryde Baptist Church as part of their 170th Anniversary.

Source:  juliec@aspireryde.org.uk


Source:  Brian Attwood  bev.brian.attwood@btinternet.com

Church on Tuesday

Holy Trinity Church Bembridge
Tuesday 16th October and every Tuesday  at 7.00pm
We come together to grow in our faith through intimate worship, great Bible teaching and prayer.

Everyone welcome

Source: Margaret Jones, Holy Trinity Church Bembridge   margaretjones616560@hotmail.com



St. Mary's Art & Craft Group 

Thursday 18th October and every Thursday
in St Mary's Church Cowes parish room
from 2 - 4 p.m.

Help is available to get started with everything, painting, drawing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, cardmaking, etc. 
The cost is £1.50 and 50p for tea, coffee, biscuits. 

Phone Heather on 298851 or Liz on 291631 for more details.

Source:  tictocnorthwood@gmail.com


‘Talk with Supper’ Evening

hosted by St. Peter’s Church, Havenstreet 
on Saturday 20th October starting at 7.00pm
at the Community Centre in the village.

The speaker is well known Havenstreet personality Jimmy Winter and his subject is
‘Havenstreet - The Last One Hundred Years’.

Tickets cost £10 per person to include a two course meal and coffee. Soft drinks are available but please bring your own wine if desired.

All proceeds go to St Peter’s funds.
To book call Joy 884532, Sally 884175 or Hilary 615551

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Table Tennis at St Mary's Church Cowes

on Monday 22nd October and then 2nd and 4th Mondays of the 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


at COWES METHODIST CHURCH, Birmingham Road, Cowes.

STAY AND PLAY from 9.30am to 11.30am and AFTERNOON TEA from 2-4pm.

The PARACHUTE DROPS will be at 11am and 3pm.  
£3 for 1 toy and £5 for 2 toys.
All proceeds in aid of ACTION FOR CHILDREN.

Source:   patchessell@tiscali.co.uk

Time Out Café

Wednesday 24thOctober from 1pm to 3.00pm
at St John's Church Ryde
Feeling lonely or bored, just need to get out? Or do you help look after your husband, wife, parent, friend or neighbour? Then why not come along, with or without them, to enjoy our a light lunch, fun and friendship.

 Contact 617174 for more details.
Source: Mike Brooke,  mclabrooke@aol.com   St John's Ryde




The fifth annual Harp on Wight is taking place between October 26th - 30th inclusive.

The opening concert on October 26th takes place in All Saints'Church, Queens Road, Ryde.
All other concerts and teaching workshops are taking place in Ryde Methodist Church in Garfield Road where throughout the festival you can also view a wonderful display of harps made by national manufacturers.

Admission to this is free outside of the hours when afternoon and evening concerts are taking place.

For full details of the festival please visit the WEB SITE  or phone 01983-730930.

Source:  vic007@btinternet.com

Havenstreet Monthly Market

is being held at the Community Centre in the village
on Saturday 27th October from 10.00 - 12.30.

All the usual stalls will be there including fresh produce, dairy, bakery, cream and eggs.

Refreshments will be on sale all morning


ON MONDAY 29th OCTOBER 2018 AT 7.15 PM FOR 7.30 PM

Charlie Hollis was brought up in an Iranian Muslim household. From troubled teenage years to life on the streets and battles with addiction. Lovingly laid hold of by God. The Christian journey hasn't always been easy. She now runs The Living Room, a Christian community café on the Isle of Wight. Come along as she shares part of her testimony and God's grace in her life.
The cost of the evening will be £16 per person
To book, please contact Sue or Steve Woodford by Friday 26th October at the latest with your choice of menu from below:
Main Course
Lamb Shoulder
Vegetarian Option
Halloumi lightly spiced burger
Fruit Salad
Ice Cream
Telephone 528586 or Email: suepwoodford@outlook.com
All Welcome


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Phone: 01983 523354
Email: opendoor@carisbrookepriory.org.uk




Table Top Sale at Cowes Methodist Church

Saturday 10th November
11am to 2pm
Raising funds for the Foodbank & Cowes Methodist Church

Refreshments available

Source: Margaret Hall




Tom Elliott, is a new and dynamic comedian and magician who has attracted increasing attention. As a regular on the BBC and other outlets, Tom’s squeaky clean comedy show is packed full of laughter, tricks and audience participation, where he also shares his personal story of finding joy and faith. With the Joy Ride Podcast launched in 2017, Tom has interviewed some amazing people including broadcaster, Pam Rhodes, Former footballer, Linvoy Primus and the fitness expert, Rosemary Conley. With an approach to comedy which is suitable for the whole family, it’s unsurprising that Tom is delighting and inspiring family audiences across the U.K.
Tom will be visiting Ryde Baptist Church as part of his Joyride Tour.

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New Wine 2019

Nearly 40 of us are back this Summer from New Wine Christian festival & excited about how we met with God there. Already some of us have booked again for next year Week 2

4th - 10th August
It's moving to Peterborough just a little over 3 hours drive. 

New Wine for us means amazing worship, fantastic speakers, brilliant seminars, fantastic kids work for all age groups, Christians being real camping together.
Please do book direct at this Web Site.
We would love to camp together with other Christians from the Island so please book using
Booking ID: 539145 Isle of Wight Churches United
Do contact Heath & Julies Monaghan at Aspire Ryde if you need any help 01983 716020 

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..

Wanted: Domestic Help at Great Whitcombe Manor and strong Volunteers to help plant saplings in the Ancient Woodland of Whitcombe Hangar, Carisbrooke in November 2018.

An opportunity arises to maintain our local heritage for an experienced person with a keen interest in conservation  and maintenance of ancient buildings.  

Requires 3/4 hours a week of dedicated Domestic Cleaning.    Paid Post.

This first Residence to be Listed on the Island for its Architectural Merit and Historic Interest by the Ministry of Works, central to the AONB, within the Carisbrooke, Gunville, Chillerton and Rookley radius, the No. 6 bus stopping outside.

This earliest Settlement of the Bronze Age and Neolithic Period,  with Godric the Priest arriving from Normandy in the 11th Century, through Geoffrey Chaucer’s daughter’s residence, Dame Alice Pole, John Churchill,  Sir Edward Worsley, who master-minded King Charles’ escape from Carisbrooke Castle, John Churchill, M.P., to the visits of General Wolfe from Albany Barracks, with a glance of the Duke of Wellington,  into the 19th century  when the Revd. Hughes, father and son, took up sequential residence with their talented R.A. daughter. Alice, undertaking and recording, hand-written, the historic research with water colours and oils, its local scenery.

Please write why you are the right person for this permanent post, with your CV and references to
annpembroke@outlook.com.   Good Luck!”



Isle of Wight Christian Music Festival – Lion Heart, July 2019

Ephesians 5:19  “speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. 
Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord~
Lion Heart, we believe, is a God given vision for an Isle of Wight Christian Music Festival. 
We believe that God is love, we believe Jesus came among us and died for us and we believe God is wanting to move powerfully through this country and music is a great way to bring believers of all denominations and non believers together to worship and experience God.
Joe Shurmer, heading up the Leadership Team of Lion Heart says revival, reclaiming souls, uniting churches and families, reaching out, planting seeds for life-long change is his heart for the Festival, as it is unanimously with the rest of the team.
Our reason for believing this is God’s leading is primarily because it is scriptural, plus a seemingly random group of people had been thinking the same idea much at the same time.  ‘Mysteriously’ these people were drawn together and ‘coincidently’ this core group have relevant and complimenting skills and experience – almost as though we were all being primed!? Even the name Lion Heart came to us through group prayer and after doing a bit of  ‘googling’ unsurprisingly we found the name to be available for use and Trade Marking .
 (Acts 4:32 Now a full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common}
Location booked:   The County Show Ground,  who it transpires, have been wanting  some sort of Christian Festival on the site and have offered us the site at a very reasonable price in July (prime time) and they have so  kindly given us lots of very good advice and assistance.
Connections:  Christian Bands and Christian speakers have already been approached and we are now in communications with Rend Collective, Bright City Lights, Mike Pilavachi of Soul Survivor, Burn 24/7, Lucy Gimble and others who have all been very supportive and enthusiastic.   (2 Corinthians 2:12 When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, The Lord opened a door of opportunity for me).
The Isle of Wight is famous for its festivals, many thousands make the journey to secular festivals here, so we know  it is a tried and tested venue.  Now it is our time to step out in faith and honour God with worship and praise, songs and dance and may the prophesies of Revival on this island really come alive.
Your Part:  Please pray to ensure we are following God’s leading  (Proverbs 16:9 ESV “The heart of man plans his way, but The Lord establishes his steps”).  Please pray to release all necessary skills, experience, funds, for the right doors to open and any wrong ones to shut and protection for all those involved.  This is a massive undertaking, it is stepping out in faith in a big way – please support us.
If you feel prompted to get involved:  whether it be by contributing resources, time, skills, catering, design, labour, offerings, prayer, please do contact us. 
And tell everyone you know .....
Isle of Wight Christian Music Festival – Lion Heart, July 2019
The Lion of Judah is on the move ! 
A quote from David’s Tent Music Festival from several years ago that ‘strangely’ got referred to again as we attended David’s Tent this August.
God Bless and we look forward to hearing from you
Lion Heart Team
Contacts:             Joseph Shurmer  07545 147682   
Laura  (Park Life) 0787 983 8702 




Samara's Aid

We are collecting much needed aid to be sent to Syria this winter.

Items needed are
  • HANDKNITTED ITEMS (any size any useful, warm garment or blanket),

We are also appealing for individuals or churches to put together DIGNITY BAGS for women  and SMILEY BAGS for children .

We will be collecting donations between Monday 8th and Saturday 13th October at Niton Methodist Church.

If you or your church are interested in getting involved, please contact Chloe on 731593 or
chloe_w89@hotmail.co.uk for more information.



Uzima  Sewing Project 

Source:  Joy Mowle 



The Island Christian Fellowship – a proposed new church for the Isle of Wight

I am seeking Christians who like myself desire to build a new church on the Isle of Wight, possibly in Shanklin or Ventnor or further west.  It will be a church focused on reaching out to those who do not believe in Jesus, and offering them the message of salvation through faith in Jesus.  For this reason, the main weekly worship service is to be on a Saturday afternoon and will take place ideally in a building located where many people are generally out and about.  This proposed new church will have a modern style which is inviting and engaging.
It will be an innovative and creative church that over time will be willing to adapt and develop its methods of operation and presentation in order that it can more effectively present the Christian faith. It will also be focused in maturing Christians in their faith in Jesus and understanding of the Holy Bible.  It will be a church that encourages its members to discover and develop their Spiritual gifts for the building up of the body of Christ.
This new church has been in planning since December 2015 and an outline document is available upon request that describes how this new church intends to be organised and develop. The beginning of this new church is likely to be a regular prayer meeting.  If you would like to begin this prayer meeting with me, if you would like a copy of the new church outline, or if you would like to discuss this proposed new church, then please do contact me.
Kind regards
Andrew Gay

07714 203708




Interested in Kenya

I have had this email from a Pastor of a Church in Kenya. He has apparently been to the Isle of Wight and preached here.
If anyone is interested in connecting with him this is his email address
    -   Ed

Hello fellow servant of the most high God,

Am Martin born again and washed by the precious blood of Jesus I have had the opportunity to preach in your area the island Wight  especially Ryde area at the Zion chapel church .

Am from Kenya and I pastor a church in one of the slum area of our city.
The reason of writing to you is to inquire if you have a burden for missions abroad: if yes then you are welcomed in our country Kenya. We do the following

  • pastors conference,
  • believers seminars,
  • schools of ministry,
  • prisons ministry crusades and
  • church revival meetings .

I therefore would wish to tell you that we also run orphanage homes and orphans school in an area where one serves. We welcome both short time workers or those who might want to come and serve long term that is 1 ,2,3,4,5 years.
If you might want to know more about us am ready to tell you .
God bless you and the entire church family in your area
Yours in the vineyard
Martin Ochieng Akumu

"the grace of our Lord Jesus be upon you"




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New Gap Year/Career Breakers Course with Altitude Mission and Will and Lara Sussman from the IOW

Take a look at the Web Site
Apart from skiers for the course, we are also looking for a discipleship couple, Cook and driver.

Altitude Mission is being launched by Will and Lara Sussman.

We have been running a catered ski chalet business in Meribel for 18 years. About 8 years ago Lara became a Christian, and Will followed a year later – it usually takes him a while to catch up with Lara.

We have now had two successful seasons running the church. The services are led by visiting chaplains from the UK arranged by CORA. Our chaplains come in many shapes and sizes, and all share a passion to see God at work in the mountains. We are a non-denominational Bible-centred ministry. Our average congregation size is anything from 12 – 20. On Christmas and Easter the chapel is packed, with about 60 people. We have had some great “God moments”, answers to prayer, wonderful fellowship, and a very real sense that his Spirit is moving in the chapel.
Our vision is to build up the church in Meribel, for there to be a vibrant church community, with lively worship, and a fellowship of believers who will go out and serve Meribel, and witness to the resort. By being loving and welcoming, by being active in resort, and servant-hearted, we want to reach out to seasonnaires, residents and holiday-makers in Meribel who haven’t yet felt God’s love for themselves.
We really want our Altitude students to embrace life out here, to get immersed in the church, the skiing, and the resort life, whilst always focussing on God, and being a light on the hill. It really will be an amazing action-packed, Bible-led, spirit-filled 5 months.
Meribel is a seasonal resort, open for winter and a couple of months in the summer too. We hope to spend our winters in Meribel, and the rest of the year we live on the Isle of Wight. We have 4 children (aged 10 – 20) who are now better skiers than us. We go to St James Church in Ryde, with a wonderful fellowship, and solid Bible based teaching.
We would love for you to come and join us in Meribel.
 Lara and Will Sussman  Email:  larasussman@gmail.com




We have large quantities of disposable cups to give away if you need any for church events.
(Free, but donations accepted to our partner charities).

Contact Tony 07584667879 or ctriow@gmail.com



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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,

èbènisterie is refurbished Stone Cottage 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
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.