Islandwide Church Noticeboard

No 568                 Circulation:  974       8th February 2018
next issue 22nd February 2018   (deadline 20th February)

Events Summary

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Friday 9th February - Bible Prophecy Event

Saturday 10th February - Invitation to Pastors Induction at The Lighthouse Church Sandown

Sunday 11th February -
Open the Book 'Assembly'  -  "David the Giant Killer"

Monday 12th February - St. Mary's Church, Cowes is starting a Table Tennis afternoon

Wednesday 14th February - St. Mary's Church Cowes is holding a Valentines Afternoon Tea

Thursday 15th  February - The Friends of St Catherine's Church, Ventnor will be screening Mary Poppins

Saturday 17th February - Wight Christian Walkers will be going to see the snowdrops in Newchurch

Saturday 17th February -St John's Film Club - How to Train your Dragon . From Russia with Love

Monday 19th February - Full Gospel Businessmen's Dinner with Paul Knight
20th February onwards - Youth For Christ - Catalyst and Vibe dates for the academic year

February 23rd onwards - Dementia Conversations - East Cowes and Ryde

Saturday 24th April - Island Concert Band at St Marys Church Cowes

Saturday 24th February - Men and Women of Substance - Overcoming Rejection

Wednesday February 28th - Ministry of Healing at St Albans Ventnor


Saturday 3rd March - Haiti: Hurricanes and Hope

Friday 9th March - Home for Good - helping individuals and congregations consider the needs and challenges of fostering and adoption

Friday 9th March - Harp on Wight - An Evening with Anne Denholm

Monday 12th March - Quiet Day at Carisbrooke Priory

Saturday 17th March - St. Mary's Church, Cowes is holding a Spring Fair


4th - 7th April - Heaven on Earth Musical - Guildhall Portsmouth - CANCELLED

Wednesday 11th April - Bible Society to run an "Open the Book" Training Day

Dates for your Diary
       10th - 20th May - Thy Kingdom Come

29th June - All Island Worship Event organised by the Wight Church Team

23rd September - Songs of Praise

     Next Year - 2019
25th January - All Island Celebration organised by the Wight Church Team

Ongoing Events 

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Getting Behind HOPE 18

We would like to recruit carers in the local areas of East Cowes and Wootton

Messianic page on Facebook

21st Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival Success

Ventnor TV cold provide Speaker or Alternative Entertainment

Michele Neal  announces the release of her third Christian book on Amazon!

Accommodation needed

Salvation Army IOW Winter Shelter Provision 2017-18

Church Signs  - Always good for a Chuckle !  



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Invitation to Pastors Induction

On Saturday 10th February 2018 at 3pm The Lighthouse Church, Sandown (formerly Kings Church IoW) would like to invite you to the formal ‘Induction’ of our new Pastor and his wife, Drew and Kerry Jenks.

This will take place at The Lighthouse Church, Hope House, Fort Street, Sandown, IOW, PO36 8BA and will be followed by a Buffett and Refreshments.  We look forward to seeing you then.

Numbers needed for catering

Blessings in Christ.
The Lighthouse Church.
Reaching the Lost, Discipling the Found, Serving the Risen King.



Open the Book 'Assembly'  -  "David the Giant Killer"

Sunday Feb 11th during the 10:30 service, "David the Giant Killer" will be taking cheese to his soldier brothers at Castlehold Baptist Church. This is an Open the Book 'Assembly'. Do come along, suitable for all ages, children needed for dressing up.
A team based at Castlehold takes assemblies in 4 different schools around Newport. A further 4 teams do the same in other areas of the Island. More volunteers are needed as additional teams are being formed. Trainers from the Bible Society will be coming to the Island in April (see April notices for more details) to conduct free training for all those who are interested in knowing about or joining a team.

For more details contact


St. Mary's Church, Cowes is starting a Table Tennis afternoon

on Monday 12th February from 2 to 4 p.m.
This will continue on the second Monday of each month and is in the parish room.
All are welcome, refreshments will be available, so just come along to watch even if you don't want to play. 
Cost £2.
Source:  Heather Cobb 298851


St. Mary's Church Cowes is holding a Valentines Afternoon Tea

in the Parish Room from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. on 14th February. 

A limited number of tickets at £5 are available from Gill Isham on 295074. 
Source:  Heather Cobb 298851


Friends of St Catherine's Church, Ventnor screening Mary Poppins

in the Church on Thursday 15th February at 6:30 pm.

Entry is free with a retiring collection.
Light refreshments by donation.

Source::  Malcolm Young

Wight Christian Walkers will be going to see the snowdrops in Newchurch

Saturday Feb 17th followed by lunch at the Pointer Inn.

Please contact by Feb 10th if you would like to join.

Meet 10:45am for 11:00 start, be prepared for mud on this 3 mile walk

Followed by a light meal at about 5.30 p.m. (£2 for the meal)
Source:  Tel:  520529.



Monday 19th February at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
Dinner at The Eight Bells, 31 Carisbrooke High St, Newport, PO30 1NR in the Function Room

The guest speaker will be Paul Knight
Paul is a well-known Christian living in Niton with his wife Trish. They have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
Paul is a respected green-keeper on the Island. Come and hear his story.

The cost of the evening will be £13.50 per person
All Welcome

To book, please contact Sue or Steve Woodford Tel: 528586 or Email

Dementia Conversations

For bookings:


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+

23rd February 2018 - Catalyst
16th March 2018 - Vibe
23rd March 2018 - Catalyst
27th April 2018 - Catalyst
18th May 2018 - Catalyst
15th June 2018 - Catalyst
13th July 2018. - Catalyst

Source:  Sarah Rudd  AdministratorIsle of Wight Youth for Christ



Source: Heather Cobb   Tel:298851



Source:   Pete and Sarah Rudd




Source:  Alan Philpott



Haiti: Hurricanes and Hope

Victoria is Christian Aid’s Emergency Programme Officer for the Caribbean. She is an informative and inspirational speaker and it will be a fascinating and motivating event.
The event details are also online here.
Please let me know if there is further information that you need.
Stephen Dominy
Christian Aid
Regional Coordinator – Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Isaac Watts Church,  Winchester Rd,  Southampton,  SO16 6TS
023 8070 6969 – Office (staffed during office hours)
023 8006 0563 – Direct (forwards to mobile if I’m out)


Click on poster to download PDF version


The concert features harpist Anne Denholm who took on the role as Harp on Wight's Patron last spring. Anne is the Officially Appointed Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales.

Tickets for the concert are£10 each (children under 16 £5) and can be booked in advance by phoning 01983-730930 or
booked online.

Source:  Vic King


Quiet Day arranged for 12 March - theme yet to be decided though.


St. Mary's Church, Cowes is holding a Spring Fair

on Saturday 17th March from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be various stalls including books, art & craft, cakes, candles, bric a brac, tombola and raffle.

Lunches will be served as well as tea, coffee, cakes, etc.

Source:  Heather Cobb      Tel: 298851



Heaven on Earth Musical

After taking professional specialist advice it is with great sadness that we have to announce that Eden International Productions Ltd will be shortly placed into liquidation and will cease to trade.
We have explored every possible option, but now have no other choice but to accept this situation.
We therefore regretfully announce the cancellation of the Heaven on Earth arena tour.
If you have any questions please contact
Quantuma LLP
Direct:  +44 (0)1628 402522
Office:  +44 (0)1628 478100
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1NS

Guildhall Portsmouth      04 April 2018 – 07 April 2018

Telephone    08712200260  to book       Web Site

The musical is a wonderful portrayal of the Christian message through the story of Adam and Eve.  Using the very latest technology the audience will witness the creation of the universe and the formation of man from the dust.

The stage-set for Eden is breathtaking.  Our West End director describes the show, “a visual treat and a delight to the ears; one that will transport the audience to another world.”

The musical stars Kerry Ellis (First Lady of the West End) as EVE, and Hugh Maynard (Jesus Christ Superstar/Miss Saigon) as ADAM, and Russell Watson as ‘THE VOICE OF GOD.’


Source: J.Hibbert  Eden International Productions     


Bible Society to run an "Open the Book" Training Day

at Ryde Baptist Church on Wednesday April 11th

Open the Book is a nationwide initiative whereby Christians go into local schools (2,700 of them!) and regularly present costumed Bible stories during assembly. Ofsted reports have been approving, and both children and staff love it. Ryde Baptist Church is recruiting volunteers for a team to take the assembly at Dover Park School every Wednesday morning beginning in September. Team members can be from any church. There are already 4 other teams on the Island, which would welcome new members, and additional teams could be formed.  Bible Society staff will be running an Initial Training day at Ryde Baptist Church on Wednesday April 11th. This is free and is designed for anybody who is interested and also for those who are already involved with OtB but who have not received formal training. Attending the training does not commit you to joining a team.
Registration and refreshments 9:30 for 10:00 start. Drinks and biscuits available but bring a packed lunch. We aim to finish by 3:00 pm. Donations towards costs gratefully received.
There will also be a free 2 hour 'Air and Share' session on Thursday morning April 12th, at Castlehold Baptist Church. This is both for those who attend the Initial Training on the 11th as well as existing registered storytellers.

For more details watch the brilliant video on   or contact 
To book onto either or both of the sessions, email


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..

We would like to recruit carers in the local areas of East Cowes and Wootton

My business ‘Community Spirited’ is a care agency with a big heart. It was born out of faith and the love of God. We are very family orientated and are having trouble recruiting the right people who want to make a difference. The people who work for me are not all Christians but they have a very caring nature.
Our services are in demand, we would like to recruit carers in the local areas of East Cowes and Wootton to cut the travel time for them and us.
We are also preparing to reach out to people with our community group called ‘Community Spirited Cafe’ - a place where the vulnerable people of our community can feel safe and valued. Where we can work together for a much more positive future.  Where we can do God’s work.

Source:  Jane Goddard

Messianic page on Facebook

The name of the page is Dove Ministries UK.
It is regularly updated with posts relating to the Messianic Movement ie Judaism and Christianity.
Source:Rev'd Norman E Vivian  BA., MA
Telephone: 01983 292867

21st Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival Success
It just occurred to me that you never get to know the final result, and I thought you would be pleased and interested to know that £10,782.16 was raised for local and national charities which means that since this major island festival started 21 years ago over £120,000 has been raised for charity. A phenomenal achievement which is, in no small measure, attributable to your kind support. Thank you all so much and may I wish you all a belated happy new year,
Kind regards .
Chris Goodman. Organiser. The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival.

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Ventnor TV cold provide Speaker or Alternative Entertainment

If any Church groups are likely to require a speaker or alternative entertainment , would  you please consider the services of  Ventnortv to provide an interesting input?  VTV was founded to counteract the avalanche of bad news stories you see and hear from your television every day.  

We have produced a wide variety of video films about good-news island subjects all of which were made by island based people and feature mainly volunteer projects; subjects as diverse as the Donkey Sanctuary and Picking Hops  at the Botanic Gardens to How the Cowes fireworks are prepared to  Cricket on the Sandbank in the Solent.

We also have items such as the Model Village at Godshill  , Glass making at Sandown and Clock repairing at Ventnor , The Children’s garden at St Mary’s. In all some 50 subjects and we make at least two more every year.

All our video producers are volunteers and some  have been students at the IW College whose work has been used as part of their own CV . You can see a preview of our work on our Facebook page or on our website at

We have a projector and screen. The fee which helps to cover our production costs would be  £30 . The programme length would normally be approx. 1 hour .  We can promise an interesting , instructive and educational experience .   Videos are mostly in 5/10 minute segments .

Contact us and we will provide a list of programme items.

Michele Neal  announces the release of her third Christian book on Amazon!

Island-born and island-based Christian author Michele Neal is pleased to announce the release of her third book!

The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of its Followers

Available NOW on Amazon, in paperback and Kindle!

Signed copies for £8 (plus 1st class p&p) are available direct from the author.
Please email her at

“The world is changing around us at an astonishing rate, and unfortunately the Church has been tagging along for the ride. Michele Neal is sounding a trumpet blast for all who will hear and heed the warning: it is time to wake up! The Church has been lulled to sleep by the cares of this world and its rapidly changing moral climate… We are in Michele’s debt for sounding this alarm and I only pray millions will heed it. I pray you will be changed and challenged by the clarion call to return to the Lord with all your heart. I pray she will inspire many more authors, speakers and revivalists to join in her call to wake up.”     –  (Excerpt from the Foreword by Darren Hibbs - Author of several books including The year of the Lord’s Favor? and A Diary of Dreams and Visions

Don’t forget Michele’s existing titles, also available on Amazon, or signed copies direct from the author (see below).
  • Come on Church! Wake Up!  £7 (plus 1st class p&p)
  • The End of the World   £9 (plus 1st class p&p)    
Visit Michele’s website for more info
.  Follow Michele on Twitter@MicheleNealUK


Accommodation Needed

Last February I was made homeless and lived in a tent in St Pauls church graveyard for 5 months until I got offered a room and as of Monday the 15th I was asked by the landlord to find somewhere else to live as soon as possible and that would be fine if I had loads of money.

All the properties for rent you need to be working or have a guarantee who lives on the island I cant get any of these my only options are to put my belongings in storage and move back into my tent!

Or move to my parents in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk both options cost storage is around £100 a month and to hire a van and driver will cost £400.

Id like to stay on the island but I need somewhere to live as soon as possible. Local Referees available

Source:  Karl Kimber  07930721238


Salvation Army IOW Winter Shelter Provision 2017-18

The provision opened on Monday the 27th November 2017 and can be accessed as detailed within the attached documents.

We are providing shelter 7 days a week leading up until the end of March 2018. We are working to an agreed capacity pending the provision that is being utilised so there may be occasions we are unable to accommodate everyone that is in need of shelter.
If you are not the person in your organisation who would be responsible for ensuring that this information is circulated to all those who should be aware of the service provision, could I please urge you to either let me know, or forward the email to whoever would be responsible.

Download Winter Shelter Referral Process
Download Winter Shelter Referral Form

Kindest Regards

Jamie Brenchley  Service Manager
Salvation Army  Homelessness services  IOW  01983 812743
Date limited
Gite for Two Persons in France

Great for winter break with Wood Burning Stove.
Situated midway between
Futurascope, The Loire Vally Chateaux and Puy du Fou, Le Petit Toit is a lovingly restored rural gite for two in the grounds of La Charpenterie, parts of which date back to the 15th Century.

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:

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
Chatters Cafe

We are based in the George Street Centre in Ryde which is the home of the Ryde Baptist Church.
We are open Monday to Friday from 10am till 2.15pm.
Why not drop in for a cup of tea or coffee, a slice of cake or a scone and take a peep at our reasonably priced menu of snacks and main meals. There is also a specials board every day.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chatters Cafe.
Email:  Website:  Ryde Baptist Web site  Tel:   01983 615181 or 07731638732


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 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.