Islandwide Church Noticeboard
No 595                   Circulation:  451               18th April 2019
next issue 2nd May    (deadline 30th April)

Events Summary
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Free Easter Song and Lyrics from Noel Richards
April at Carisbrooke Priory
Thursdays April Onwards - New Rock Solid in Newport
Until 19th April - "One Friday" - Journey to the Cross at Rookley
April - Easter  at St John’s Church Ryde - 2019

Thursday 18th April and Easter - Holy Week and Easter at St George Arreton and All Saints Newcurch
Good Friday 19th April - Ryde Methodist open for Prayer and Meditation
Friday 19th to 23rd April - Sheep of Shorwell
Easter Events in Shanklin with Christians Working Together
Good Friday - Walk of Witness Newport
Saturday 20th April - Passion Play 2019 - Brighstone
Saturday 20th April - A Le-mon Race at Carisbrooke
Sunday 21st April - Easter Sunrise service at Carisbrooke Castle
Saturday 24th April - Wight Christian Walkers
Wednesday 24th April - Time Out Cafe - Ryde
Wednesday 24th April - New to You Fashion Show at Cowes Methodist Church
Saturday 27th April - Phoenix Choir Concert at All Saints Gurnard
Saturday 27th April - Church and Christian Group Open Afternoon at Westbrook Centre
Saturday 27th April - Newchurch Male Voice Choir Charity Concert - Newport
Sunday 28th April - Annual Bluebell Walk - Binstead
Tuesday 30th April - Afternoon Tea at St. Mary's Church Cowes
Tueday 30th April - FGBMFI Dinner with Jules Riding

Thursday 2nd May to Sat 5th May - Wild at Heart Basic for Men
May at Carisbrooke Priory
Saturday 4th May - Foodbank Clothing Sale at Love Lane Cowes
Saturday 4th May - Messy Church at St John's Church Ryde
Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May - History Exhibition at St John’s Church, High Park Road, Ryde
Tuesday 7th May - Bears and Prayers at St John's Church Newport
Tuesday 7th May - 150 Year Celebration of St Saviours on the Cliff Shanklin
Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May - Come on Board for Cancer Support
Wednesday 8th - Sat 11th May - Jigsaw Festival at St Marys Cowes
Friday 10th May - World of Jazz Music at St John's Church Newport
Friday 10th May- Paul Jones and Fiona Hendley Jones at Shanklin URC
Friday 10th May - Bible Prophecy Meeting - Newport
May plus - IOW Youth For Christ Dates for 2019

Saturday 11th May - Big Brekkie for Christian Aid at Gunville
Saturday 11th May - Plant and Bake Sale at St John's Church Ryde
Friday 17th May - Fashion Show by Truestyle of Cowes at All Saints Gurnard
Saturday 18th May - Giant Book Sale - Newport
Saturday 18th May - Uzima Relief Benefit Concert
Saturday 18th May - SWAY Event at Isle of Wight Pearl
Saturday 18th May - Spring Fayre at St Catherine's Church Ventnor
Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th May - ABLAZE Christian Arts and Music mini Festival
Wednesday 22nd May - Timeout Café at St John's Church Ryde
Thursday 23rd to Tuesday 28th May - Visions and Dimensions Exhibition at Quarr
Saturday 25th - Wednesday 29th May - Holy Trinity Church Bembridge - Flower Festival
Wednesday 29th May - Organ Recital at Holy Trinity Bembridge

Saturday 1st June - Free Training Day for "Open the Book" in Ryde
Saturday 1st June - Phoenix Choir at St Mary's Church Brighstone
Sunday 2nd June - Garden Party at Tyne Hall Bembridge
Sunday 9th June - The Big Prayer Picnic at Porchester Castle - Some Free Coach Places
Saturday 15th June - Songs and Sonnets - Tritone Singers - Totland
Saturday 22nd June - Auction and Quiz Fundraiser for IOW YFC
Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd June - St John's Newport Music Festival
Saturday 29th June - Evening of Fun and Entertainment with Jonathan Viera
Saturday 29th June - Strawberry Fair at the Old Rectory, St Lawrence
Saturday 29th June - Summer Music Concert at All Saints Gurnard

Saturday 7th July - Prayer Picnic for Lionheart Christian Music Festival - County Show Ground
Saturday 13th July - Day of Music with Composer Philip Stopford

4th - 10th August - United 19 - New Wine - Book Now with others from the Island

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April at Carisbrooke Priory
Open Door Speakers for April 2019
– Open Door Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
11th April                     Rodney Bean
18th April                     Stella Hardiman
25th April                     Brian Harley
A light lunch is available after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington
Friday 12th April – 10.30-11.45 a.m.
Music and Melodies with June Cox
Thursday 18th April – 2.00-3.30 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




Source:   Shirley Whittingstall


Source:   Jane Dronfield


Easter  at St John’s Church Ryde - 2019     
18th April - Maundy Thursday
Maundy Supper with Communion 6.30pm
19th April -  Good Friday
Good Friday service 1.30pm
Sunday 21st April
Easter Celebration with Communion 10am

Source:    Mike Brooke


Holy Week and Easter at St George Arreton and All Saints Newcurch
9.30 am  Palm Sunday Holy Communion and Blessing of Palms at All Saints Newchurch
11.15am  Family Service for Palm Sunday at St George Arreton
 7.30 pm   Thursday 18th April Maundy Thursday Holy Communion at All Saints Newchurch
10 am      Good Friday Walk of Witness leaves All Saints Newchurch for St George Arreton
11 am       Good Friday Vigil at St George Arreton
12 noon    Walk of Witness arrives for final prayers and refreshments
6pm           Easter Eve service of Tennebrae at St George Arreton
6 am          Dawn Eucharist at All Saints Newchurch with Blessing of the Light followed by breakfast
9.30 am     Easter Day Holy Communion at All Saints Newchurch
11.15 am   Easter Day Holy Communion at St George Arreton



Sheep of Shorwell

We are holding this event again this Easter, for one more year, from the 19th April - 23rd April.

Starting at St Peter's Church, Shorwell - follow the village map with our creative sheep in the gardens. Teas & refreshments in Shorwell Parish Hall from 2-4pm Easter Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday,

Source:  Revd. Linda Porter.
Brighstone, Brook with Mottistone, Shorwell with Kingston Benefice Administrator
Tel:      0747 4987 683    Email:



Source:   Brian Harley


Free parking available with Free Park & Ride from Brighstone Holiday Centre on the Military Rd to Brighstone Methodist Chapel, . Donations welcomed. The Play will commence at 2pm in the Warnes Lane field which can be accessed by the footpath at the side of the Chapel.
Witness scenes from over 2000 years ago with Jesus entering Jerusalem, The Last Supper; the Garden of Gethsemane; The Betrayal and Trial of Jesus; Peter’s denial, The Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus. See the humanity of all the characters involved as well as the divinity of Jesus Christ, the Messiah and son of God. A memorable event that retells the Easter story with actors drawn from the local population.
All welcome. Admission free but retiring collections would welcome any donations in appreciation.
Enquiries to 
Chris Goodman  741166   or  Chris Biggs  740936



Promo Video
Source:  Tony Murphy


Source:  Tony Murphy



Source:  Tony Murphy


The Wight Christian Walkers

The Wight Christian Walkers will be doing a 5 mile circular walk on Saturday April 24th to Brook Down from Chessell Pottery Cafe car park, ending as you might expect – Yum Yum.  If you would like to accompany them please contact

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 for more details about joining or any walk.

Future Walks

May 18th: 9.5 miles across Tennyson Down from Totland Memorial to Alum Bay. Picnic lunch and optional evening meal in Yarmouth.

June 22nd: 7 miles Wroxall, Shanklin, Luccombe, Ventnor. However it is possible to just do either the morning (2.5 miles) or afternoon (4.5 miles).

July 13th A 2.5: mile evening stroll to hear, and hopefully watch, the nightjars on Mottistone Common. We Begin with a pub meal together and don’t expect to be home much before 11:00pm.

August 10th: Climb up to the Pepperpot. 5.5 miles followed by a meal in Chale

August 31st: 4 miles along the Pilgrim Path from Niton through Whitwell with a pub lunch.

October 5th: Bembridge Beach Explorer. 4.5 miles with lunch at the Crab and Lobster



Timeout Café. 

Wednesday 24th at 1-3pm:
St John's Church Hall High Park Road, Ryde

Feeling lonely or bored? Just need to get out? Or do you help look after your partner, parent, friend or neighbour? Then why not come along - with our without them - to enjoy a light lunch, chat, a fun activity and friendship.  

Contact 617174 for more details.

Source:  Mike Brooke



on Wednesday 24th April at 7.30pm, organised by Whitehill.   
Tickets @ £3 will be available on the door and cash sales only on the night. 
Proceeds will be for the Foodbank and the Church. 
All welcome.

Source:  Pat Chessell


CONCERT - Phoenix Choir  All Saints Church, Tuttons Hill, Gurnard, PO31 8JA

Saturday 27th April, 2019 at 1930hrs.

Refreshment s will be available. 
We have easy access for wheel chairs

Come and enjoy a great evening out with this wonderful mixed choir.

Source:  Keith Gatrell    Tel: 01983 52 49 58  (Answer Phone available.) 


If you are a local church leader or involved in a Christian group on the Isle of Wight, join us for a free morning of fun activities and homemade treats at Urban Saints Westbrook (near Ryde). Come and see the excellent opportunities available for day visitors and residential guests - whether you are looking for exciting activities for your youth and children's ministry, team building for your staff, or just to hire a room for a meeting or retreat. We're ready to show you how you can have adventures every day at Urban Saints Westbrook!
Contact the Urban Saints Westbrook team on 01983 811118 or to let us know you are coming.
More information on Urban Saints Westbrook 

Source:  Paul Windo




The Annual ‘Bluebell Walk - Holy Cross Church, Binstead.

is being held again this year by kind permission of Mr and Mrs John Cleaver, at Newnham Farm, Newnham Lane, Binstead,

on Sunday 28th April starting at 2.30pm.

A guided stroll through beautiful bluebell woods, followed by tea and homemade cakes back at the farm, all for £4 with children free of charge.

Suitable for all ages.
All proceeds to Holy Cross funds.
For further info call Tina 611020, Hilary 615551, Liz 872877 or Joan 614053
Source:  Margie Shaw   (01983 615021)  


Afternoon Tea at St. Mary's Church Cowes

on Tuesday, 30th April from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. 

Tickets are £6 each from church or Jill Isham on  295074.

Source: Heather Cobb


Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland 
Isle of Wight Chapter
Dinner at The Chequers Inn, Rookley
Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start
The Guest Speaker will be Jules Riding
Jules Riding is from New Zealand. He became a Christian in 1975 after an 'extensive search for the truth.'
Jules was a primary school teacher for five years and then a folk guitar teacher and photographer for two years. He subsequently attended Orama Bible College on Great Barrier Island. Afterwards Jules went into full time ministry from 1988.
Jules has travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and many others countries with a music ministry for more than twenty years. Performing at family and outreach concerts under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 
He has written a book entitled 'Brokenheart' speaking to those experiencing pain, grief or despair of any kind.
The cost of the evening will be £16
To book please contact Steve Gravett - Telephone 07717 436075 or Email by Friday 26th April at the latest with your choice of menu from below:

Main Course
Roast Turkey
Vegetarian Option
Halloumi lightly spiced bun
Mushroom Risotto
Apple Pie with Custard or Cream
Fruit Salad 
Ice Cream



Wild at Heart BASIC

May 02, 2019 to May 05, 2019
Shalfleet, IOW United Kingdom
Hosted by Matthew Mckeown

What is BASIC?
Wild at Heart BASIC is Wild at Heart Boot Camp led by John Eldredge and his team through video session in your local area.

Why do I need BASIC?
A man needs a deeper understanding of his masculine heart—and why God made him just like that. What if those deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing to us the lives we were meant to live? A man must know he is powerful; he must know he has what it takes. The way we handle the heart is everything. Basic is not a retreat about the “seven things a man ought to do to be a nicer guy.” It is a four-day quest into the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart—his passions and his true nature—all given him by God.

Web Site

Source:  Matt Mckeown

May at Carisbrooke Priory
Open Door Speakers for May 2019
                       – Open Door Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
  2nd May                      Kelvin Burke (Communion)
  9th May                      Elizabeth Lilley
16th May                      Dennis Lloyd
23rd May                      Anne Linington
30th May                      Taizé Style Worship
A light lunch is available after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington
Friday 10th May – 10.30-11.45 a.m.
Music and Melodies with June Cox
Thursday 16th May – 2.00-3.30 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



Source:   Mike Brooke

Source:   Mike Brooke

Source:   Liz Thorne


All are warmly invited to our special service led by the Bishop of Richborough which celebrates a milestone of Christian worship in this place.
RSVP please to the Vicar – Fr David Lawrence-March

We provide face-to-face, free and confidential information about cancer, plus emotional support, and our service is staffed by skilled Macmillan cancer information specialists.

Source:   MISS Promotions


Free entry and many jigsaws made up to view as well as new ones  - all for sale at reasonable prices.
Our high quality refreshments will be available all day plus Bric a Brac and book stalls.

Source: Heather Cobb

Paul Jones and Fiona Hendley Jones share their story of faith


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Paul Jones and Fiona Hendley Jones share their story of faith and some of their music at Shanklin United Reformed Church - 7.30pm

Come and bring your friends for an inspiring Gospel centred evening. Look out for further details .
They came to Newport last year and it was a fabulous evening...

Source:  Brian Harley


Source:   Liz Thorne

Source:  Richard Salmon




Big Brekkie for Christian Aid

Saturday 11th May
at Gunville Methodist Church - 9.00 - 11.00am
Cereals, toast, bacon/sausage sarnies
Source:   Martin Cooper  Tel:  529697

Come and browse, taste and perhaps buy!

Source:   Mike Brooke



All Saints Church, Tuttons Hill, Gurnard, Isle of Wight PO31 8JA
Friday 17th May, 2019 

Refreshments will be available – a Great Evening of Fashion. Husbands welcome!!

This is an advanced notice times and cost of tickets to be announced .

Source:  Keith Gatrell    Tel: 01983 52 49 58  (Answer Phone available.)

Source:   Liz Thorne

Source:   Joy Mowle

Source:  Joanna Richards

Source:  heather light


ABLAZE - Displaying The Glory of God

Mini Arts & Music Festival
18th & 19th May.
at Aspire, Trinity Buildings, Dover St, Ryde PO33 2BN

The overflowing message is in the passions He gave us!

We need your help..

Are you interested in & have the skills to run a workshop?
There are opportunities in the following:
Painting, Drawing,Crafts, Flower arranging, Music,Song-writing etc.

Would you simply like to display some of your artwork/crafts for the Island Community to see?

Then please connect with Suzi Anderson on 07340137427 /


Contact 617174 for more details.

Source:   Mike Brooke


The Art Gallery at Quarr Abbey will be hosting the ninth exhibition at this venue by local artists Andrew Dowden and Jeanne Mills-Holland.
Andrew will be showing handmade- hand-carved sculptural ceramics and wall panels, alongside Jeanne's decorative porcelain, paintings and photography.

Source:   L Dowden

Holy Trinity Church Bembridge Village Flower Festival

‘Celebrating Bembridge’                                                                   
BBC Countryfile Magazine Village of the Year
Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th May
10am – 5pm

Wedding 12 noon on Saturday 25th
Parish Communion 10.30am Sunday 26th
Songs of Praise Sunday
Organ Recital Wednesday 29th 7.30pm
Entrance free – donations welcome

Source:   Olive Light

Source:   Olive Light


Free Training Day for Open the Book

Saturday 1st June
at Ryde Baptist Church, The George St Centre.

Come along if -
  • you would like to join a team,
  • are already a storyteller but have not attended training in the past 4 years
  • would simply like to know more - no commitment.
For many children now, Sunday is their time with an estranged parent. So let's take God's Word to them in school rather than hiding our light under a bushel. Teachers and children love Open the Book, and Ofsted reports are invariably positive. Anyone who does it will tell you it's tremendous fun and not difficult. Time commitment is usually one morning per week during term time and everything is written down for you, so there's minimal preparation.
Over 16,000 volunteers Open the Book in 3,100 schools throughout the UK. A couple of schools on the Island have indicated interest in having a team start in September.
Training will be provided at Ryde Baptist Church, The George St Centre.
Arrive 9:30 for registration and refreshments.
Bring a packed lunch. We will finish no later than 3:30pm.

Contact for more details, also if you would like a team to present Open the Book to your church (takes about 15 minutes during the morning service) or can't make June 1st and have a group of people ready to be trained in your area.

To book onto the course go to the Web Site

Source:    Chris Goodman


Source: Olive Light

The region’s first ever Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event at Portchester Castle from 1-4pm on Sunday 9 June. Christians from all denominations will be coming together from the IOW, Portsmouth and Hampshire region to pray for people to come to know Jesus Christ and for God’s Kingdom to Come in every sphere of life across our region.
There are still 13 FREE OF CHARGE places left on a coach travelling to Portchester from the IOW. For further details and to book your place please email

Source:   Andrew Hargreaves

Source:   Judy Valvona


Source: iow yfc

St John's Newport - Music Festival

There will be a wide variety of live music from local choirs and bands
Source: Liz Thorne


Jonathan Viera - International singing star

Evening of fun and entertainment
Saturday 29th June 2019 @ 7:30pm
St Catherine’s Church Ventnor

Tickets £10 each (Group booking discount available)
Web site
Call 01983 852412


Strawberry Fair at the Old Rectory, St Lawrence 

on Saturday 29th June from 2.30pm.

All welcome.
Source:  Jill Fothergill

Source:   Siobhan Cosgrove


Day of Music with Composer Phillip Stopford

Saturday 13 July

The internationally famous composer Philip Stopford will be leading the day of his music. 
This will be from 10-4pm at All Saints Ryde.

More details including cost and ticketing will be available later.  

To register your interest please contact Hilary Spurgeon on 61555.

Source:  John Bratherton


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..

 Pray the World

Rev Brian Harley and I had the idea following the recent Pete Gilbert meeting in Cowes to inform people about and to encourage folk to pray for Isle of Wight  Christians working in mission abroad.
A select number of us met at Ryde Baptist church on Saturday 30 March when a number of missions were represented either in person or on DVD as follows:
  • Samuel Hughes from Castlehold Baptist church working with OM in Ukraine working amongst vulnerable young people and adults.
  • Andrew and Debbie Baldwin linked with St James church Ryde working in Turkey with OM providing Bible teaching and on line Bible seminars to support local Turkish believers.
  • Keira and Jirka Kralovi linked with St James Ryde working with Crosslinks amongst university students in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Duncan and Becci Bell from True Vine church Sandown working with adults and children in the slums in Phnom Penh Cambodia with Helping Hand charity.
  • Betty McComb from Ryde Baptist church working as International treasurer for Girls Brigade and recently at the United Nations in New York advocating on women's and girls' issues.
  • Will and Lara Sussman from St James working in the French Alps evangelising and showing hospitality to skiers and ski chalet staff.
We are hoping that this meeting is the first of many as each of these people need a strong support group at home. We would love to see more people at the next meeting, and if there are others working abroad in Christian mission whom we have overlooked please let Brian Harley or myself know so that they can be included next time.

Thank you.



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

This is a follow on from a similar notice in September 2018 
I am seeking Christians who like myself desire to build a new church on the Isle of Wight, most likely beginning in the Shanklin or Ventnor area.  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 on 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 and for their own personal development.
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 Island Christian Fellowship may begin as a regular prayer meeting, it could be an ecumenical project, or perhaps an existing church which is willing to develop a new approach.
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




Free Big Church Day Out Tickets

We have three children’s weekend tickets for Big Church Day Out 25th-26th May.
1 x age 5-16
1 x age 1-4
1 x age 0-1
We are no longer able to use these so if you can they are yours for free!
Please email and I can forward them on to you or call 07871352115




The Medina Valley Centre has an exciting opportunity for a skilled, part time Kitchen assistant to join our staff whilst a member of the team is on maternity leave. We are seeking someone with a passion for food, strong organisational skills and the ability to work well within a small team.

This part-time role consists of approximately 25 - 30 hours per week (mainly afternoons and evenings) and will involve some weekend working with flexibility to fit in with the groups visiting the Centre.

For further information contact: Phil Wells – 01983 522195


Web Site: 

Source:   Andrew Gardner

New Album Release from Dave Bilborough " Hidden Kingdom"

Click on Heading

Source:   Ed.

Head of Centre Needed – Medina Valley Centre

Medina Valley Centre, a Christian based Field Study and Multi-Activity Centre, situated on the banks of the River Medina on the Isle of Wight, is seeking to appoint a new Head of Centre. The Centre employs around 25 staff who work in all areas of the organisation.

The foundation and aims of the Centre are built around the Christian faith so there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the applicant to be a practising Christian who subscribes to our vision and values statement.

In addition to their Christian faith the successful applicant will demonstrate relevant qualifications and experience needed to lead a small business including HR, finance, marketing, health and safety and effective communication. In addition you will need an understanding of Field Studies and Multi-Activities, compliance for visiting schools regarding safeguarding, risk assessment and training. The existing staff and the Board are supportive, and we have a great team who have the individual skills and expertise to deliver our courses. The Head of Centre’s job is to lead and co-ordinate the teams to ensure that all work together to achieve our goals.

If you feel God is calling you to this exciting but challenging position please call or email for a more detailed job description and an application form.

Phil Wells -  01983522195

Any questions about the post should be directed to John Wells –


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 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:

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


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


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