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Wight Church Network

 Transformation Partnership Connection
Endorsing and Supporting this exciting initiative - Lionheart UK

We live on a Festival Island and it seems wholly appropriate that there should be a Christian Music Festival here attracting Christians from all over the country to come, worship and celebrate Jesus.

We really encourage you to come and picnic after your morning service and join in with the launch afternoon program. Come and encourage the new generation of young local Christians who are investing their time, energy and resources into this event for all of us.

Lionheart UK has just gained Charity Status and has the support of experienced older trustees from local congregations.

Islandwide Church Noticeboard
No 599                   Circulation:  450             13th June 2019
next issue 27th June    (deadline 25th June)

Events Summary
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Sundays until September Holy Cross Church Binstead serving Teas in the Churchyard
Sundays until end of August - Worship in the Open Air Rylstone Gardens Shanklin
Wednesdays (1st and 3rd) - New Music and Song Group at Gunville Methodist

June at Carisbrooke Priory
Friday 14th June - Bible Prophecy Meeting Newport
Friday 14th June to 16th June - Flower Festival and Choral Evensong St Blasius Church, Shanklin
Saturday 15th June - Songs and Sonnets - Tritone Singers - Totland
Saturday 15th June - Ladies Fellowship at The Newport Congregational Church.
Monday 17th June - FGBMFI Dinner with Jack Pomfretrch Sandown
Friday 21st June - Healing Service at Zion Chapel Ryde
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June - St Helens Church 300 years Celebratory Weekend
Saturday 22nd June - Auction and Quiz Fundraiser for IOW YFC
Saturday 22nd June - Cecilia Le Poer Power Vocal Staegazing at Bonchurch
Saturday 22nd June - Haydn - Maria Theresa Mass at Shanklin
Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd June - St John's Newport Music Festival
Tuesday 25th June - Coffee Morning at St Mary's Church Cowes
Tuesday 25th June - Free Safety Workshop for Parents and Carers
Wednesday 26th June - Timeout Cafe - Ryde
Friday 28th June and Sat 29th June  - Francois Botes at Living Water Fellowship Shanklin
Saturday 29th June - Wight Christian Walkers
Saturday 29th June - Evening of Fun and Entertainment with Jonathan Viera
Saturday 19th June - Havenstreet Monthly Market
Saturday 29th June - Jazz Concert featuring the Jim Thorn Quartet at Binstead
Saturday 29th June - Strawberry Fair at the Old Rectory, St Lawrence
Saturday 29th June - Summer Music Concert at All Saints Gurnard
Sunday 30th June - Francois Botes at St Paul's Barton

Monday 1st July - Cowes Concert Band in Wroxall
July at Carisbrooke Priory

Saturday 6th July - Revive Quiz Night at Bethany Church Newport
Saturday 6th July - St. Mary's Church, Cowes Summer Fair
Saturday 6th July - Foodbank Clothing Sale
Sunday 7th July -  Lionheart UK - Christian Music Festival Launch - County Show Ground -
Tuesday 9th July - IOW Shed Fest at Sandown Airport
Thursday 11th to 16th July - Andrew Dowden - Summer Show at Quarr
July plus - IOW Youth For Christ Dates for 2019
Friday 12th July to 22nd July - Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios
Saturday 13th July - Day of Music with Composer Philip Stopford
Thursday 18th to 21st July - Summer Opera Opera Fest at Cowes Ventnor and Ryde
Monday 22nd July - Cowes Concert Band at St Mary's Church Cowes

Friday 2nd August - Service of Remembrance - 40th Anniversary of Fastnet Race Disaster
4th - 10th August - United 19 - New Wine - Book Now with others from the Island
Monday 12th to Saturday 17th August - 25th Jigsaw Puzzle Festival at St James East Cowes

Friday 31st January
- All Island Worship Event at Cowes Enterprise College with Krish Kandiah

Ongoing Events 
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Uzima - Nearly there - Can you help?
South Wight Area Youth (SWAY) has exciting plans
Helen Calder introduces Helen's Headlines
Children's and Youth Worker needed at Castlehold Baptist Church
Part Time Lead Youth Worker needed at YFC West Wight
Urban Saints Westbrook seeking staff
Brighstone Passion Play DVD available
Church Items available free
New Book by Island Author Michele Neal - "When Healing doesn't Happen"
Bid Writing Workshops for Charities, Schools, Not for Profits and Public Sector Organisations

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
The Alliance Notice Board   
101 Christian Events     
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. 


Holy Cross Church Binstead serving teas in the Churchyard

every Sunday from now until September.
Starting at 2.30pm until 5.00pm

All donations go to Holy Cross funds 

Source:   Margaret Shaw margieshaw29@gmail.com


These informal meetings at the Bandstand are led by members of various local churches/ministries.
We are pleased to welcome friends from around the Island to this beautiful setting... close to The Old Village. Do come and join us whenever you can - on 9 June we have a United Pentecost Celebration.

Source: brianharley58@gmail.com

Source:   Kevin Farrow    kevinfarrow@hotmail.co.uk


June at Carisbrooke Priory
Open Door Speakers for June 2019
                             – Open Door Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
  6th June                    Alan Brown (Communion)
13th June                    Heath Monaghan
20th June                    Bob White
27th June                    Leisa Potter
A light lunch is available after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington
Friday 14th June – 10.30-11.45 a.m.
Music and Melodies with June Cox
Thursday 20th June – 2.00-3.30 p.m.
Crochet Café
Every Friday from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. 
“Peter – A Follower Of Christ”
Monday 10th June 2019
9.30 a.m. – 2.45 p.m.
Tea and Coffee will be provided – please bring a packed lunch
Suggested donation - £5.00
For more information or to book your place please contact Maxine on 01983 523354 

Prayer Ministry available by arrangement – Please contact the Priory for an appointment
Phone:            01983 523354
Email:             opendoor@carisbrookepriory.org.uk

Source:   Richard Salmon salmonrnj@talktalk.net


Source:  Ces Tibbitts tib.63@btinternet.com


Source:   Judy Valvona   judy.valvona@hotmail.co.uk
Ladies Fellowship at The Newport Congregational Church.
Saturday 15th June
The start time is 9:30am and finishes 11:30am. Donations please for those who are able to.
We will start the day with a continental breakfast, then a time of Worship followed by our speaker Eira who will give her testimony. Eira used to work for the Jewish embassy and has written many children's books. Eira will be speaking around this, as part of her testimony.
We would then finish with a time of prayer ministry, for those who would like to receive this.
For those who are not able to stay until the end for prayer, are welcome to leave, as, we are aware with it being a Saturday people may have family commitments.

All Welcome regardless of Church background or none

Source:   Denise Evans deniseevans40@gmail.com

Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland

Dinner at The Chequers Inn, Rookley
on Monday 17th June 2019 at 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm

The Guest Speaker will be Jack Pomfret

Jack was raised in the north of England and is a mix of Lancashire and Yorkshire. He made a commitment to the Lord in 1967. But, it wasn't until 25 years later that he met with the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit. By this time he was married, had two sons and had lost both legs. What more could happen? Quite a lot actually. However, if more is said here no one would need to come and hear Jack's testimony. He has experienced miracles, seen prayers for others answered and has a wallet that is never empty.

The cost of the evening will be £16

To book and arrange your choice of menu please contact Steve Woodford Tel: 07749 471185 or Email stevewoodford@hotmail.co.uk by Friday 14th June at the latest


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.
Friday 21 June 2019 at 3.30pm
Zion Chapel
William St, Ryde
For further information contact Alex on 01983 563144 or email him at  riversofjoymin@gmail.com


More Details from Web Site
Source:   Sally Rivlin Sally.Rivlin@portsmouth.anglican.org



Source: iow yfc isleofwightyfc@gmail.com


Source: VIC KING vic007@btinternet.com

St John's Newport - Music Festival

There will be a wide variety of live music from local choirs and bands

Any questions in the week, please contact John Matthews on  johnmatthews49@aol.com
Source: Liz Thorne liztstjohn@gmail.com


“Haydn’s choral writing has all the variety, rhythmic energy and contrapuntal skill of a composer at the height of his powers.”
Plus Gibbons, Purcell, Lotti, Duruflé, Stanford, Parry, Harris

Details and tickets
Source:    Norman Cave norman@cavehousehold.co.uk


Coffee Morning at St Mary's Church Cowes

to raise funds for the gardens at St. Mary's Church
on Tuesday 25th June
from 10 a.m. to noon.. 
£3  -   All Welcome.

Source:  Heather Cobb tictocnorthwood@gmail.com

Dear Parent/Carer

You are invited to attend a special online safety evening event hosted by Hampshire Police and NSPCC which aims to support parents and carers of children aged 7-11 years with keeping their children safe online
Date: Tuesday 25 June
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm (arrival from 6pm)
Location: Carisbrooke Church of England Primary School, Wellington Rd, Newport PO30 5QT

The evening will provide an insight to local online safety initiatives from Hampshire Police and their Megan’s Story campaign, followed by an NSPCC online safety workshop.

The evening is a great opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to understand more about the internet and technology as children do – from online games and cyber bullying, through to setting up privacy settings and controls - and to help you have the right conversations with your children.

The event will cover the recently launched Megan’s Story Campaign from Hampshire Police which aims to tackle the issue of children sending and sharing nude/sexual pictures online; followed by delivery of the reputable NSPCC online safety workshop for parents and carers by NSPCC staff.

Parking is available onsite and refreshments will be provided

Please note that event is intended for parents and carers of children in school year groups 3 to 7 only, and due to content, children are not permitted to attend with parents.

We do hope that you will attend this event. Please book your space through this Eventbrite link:

For any questions regarding the event, please contact PC Maria Carrick by email: schoolyouthengagement@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

PC 23162 Carrick,  Education & Engagement Coordinator, Local Policing Delivery Unit, Hampshire Constabulary

Visit our Safe4me website for resources and information to help keep children and young people safe and informed 

Source:   Andrew Hough avdlhough@hotmail.com

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Timeout Café

Wednesday 26th June  – 1 to 3pm:   
St John's Church 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, fun activities and friendship.  

Contact 617174 for more details.

Mike Brooke mclabrooke@aol.com


Francois Botes at Living Water Fellowship Shanklin

Two meetings led by Francois Botes will be held at Living Waters Fellowship, 29 Victoria Avenue, Shanklin

on Friday 28th June 7pm and Saturday 29th June at 7pm.

Source:   Stephen Darlington


The Wight Christian Walkers

The Wight Christian Walkers, on  Saturday June 29th  - 7 miles Wroxall, Shanklin, Luccombe, Ventnor. However it is possible to just do either the morning (2.5 miles) or afternoon (4.5 miles).  If you would like to accompany them please contact julie.croydon@icloud.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.

Future Walks

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



Havenstreet Monthly Market

is being held at the Community Centre in the village
on Saturday 29th June from 10.00am - noon.

All the usual stalls including bakery, dairy and fresh produce.
Refreshments are available all morning.

Source:   Margie Shaw   margieshaw29@gmail.com    01983 615021
Social and Fundraising Holy Cross and St Peter’s

Jazz Concert featuring the Jim Thorn Quartet

hosted at Holy Cross Church, Binstead 

on Saturday 29th June, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets ( to include Pimms and light refreshments) are £10 and bookable on 611020 (Tina), 564413 (Barbara), 615551 (Hilary) or 614053 (Joan).
Source:   Margie Shaw   
margieshaw29@gmail.com    01983 615021
Social and Fundraising Holy Cross and St Peter’s

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
Contact adrian@adrianpinnock.co.uk   
Call 01983 852412


Source:  Jill Fothergill jillfiow@gmail.com

Source:   Siobhan Cosgrove iowflute@talktalk.net

In Addition
2 meetings led by Francois Botes will be held at Living Waters Fellowship, 29 Victoria Avenue, Shanklin on Friday 28th June 7pm and Saturday 29th June at 7pm.

Source:   Andrew Day andrew@iwpianotuner.co.uk


Cowes Concert Band will perform music in Wroxall

at St John's Church, Wroxall,
on Monday 1 July
at 7.45pm..
The 28-strong brass band will play a variety of popular tunes, hymns and traditional marches.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of church and band funds.

Source:  Simon Smith simonsmith1968@yahoo.co.uk


July at Carisbrooke Priory

Open Door Worship Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
Speakers for July 2019:
  4th July                     Stella Hardiman (Communion)
11th July                      Anne Linington
18th July                     Creative Arts celebration for Open Studios
25th July                     Rodney & Lilian Bean
A light lunch is available after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington
Friday 12th July – 10.30-11.45 a.m.
Music and Melodies with June Cox
Is taking a break until further notice
Crochet Café
Every Friday from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. 

As part of
we will be hosting six local artists here at the Priory, who will be displaying their art in various locations throughout the building from 12th to 22nd July
Our Tea Room will be open on both Saturdays, 13th and 20th July, and we will also be holding our
on Saturday 20th July
10.00 a.m.—3.00 p.m.

Prayer Ministry available by arrangement –
Please contact the Priory for an appointment
Phone:            01983 523354
Email:             opendoor@carisbrookepriory.org.uk


Cowes Churches Together Prayer Breakfast

Saturday 6th July at 8.30 am
at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church Hall

Source:  Valerie Rawe valerie.rawe@gmail.com


Orpheus Singers at Quarr Abbey PO33 4ES

Saturday 6th July 3pm 

A Concert in aid of the Friends of Quarr
Parry, Harris, Purcell, Lotti, Brahms, Gibbons, Howells, Duruflé, Gardiner, Widor

Details and tickets
Orpheus Singers at Quarr Abbey PO33 4ES

Saturday 6th July 3pm 

A Concert in aid of the Friends of Quarr
Parry, Harris, Purcell, Lotti, Brahms, Gibbons, Howells, Duruflé, Gardiner, Widor

Details and tickets

Source:   peterevive@aol.com

St. Mary's Church, Cowes Summer Fair

is on Saturday, July 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish room. 

Our usual high quality refreshments available all day with many stalls including good quality bric a brac, books, cakes, tombola, raffles, etc.

Source:   Heather Cobb tictocnorthwood@gmail.com

(Free Event, come and join in)


Come and join us in celebrating the Launch of the Isle of Wight's own Lionheart UK Christian Music Festival.  (Book the date ...  4th/5th JULY 2020, 2 Day Lionheart UK Festival)

On Sunday 7th July 2019 we will be launching:

  • - Tickets sales for July 2020 (early bird discount available),
  • - Website 
  • - Facebook Page (get your face on our page!!)
  • - T Shirt Sales

Bring your family, friends, picnic, chairs/blankets and find out what Lionheart UK is all about, how to get involved and how to become Lionheart UK Partner

Music and worship by ALL HOURS   

Click on the Flyer to Download  

Source:   Laura Stuart-Smith  laura.stuart-smith@lionheartfestival.co.uk


Source:   Laurie Mabbett    laurie.mabbett@ageukiw.org.uk
Age Friendly Island Project Development Officer

Archaeology, machinery and engineering, architecture and nature are just a few sources of inspiration for Andrew Dowden's handmade, hand-carved sculptural ceramics on show in July at the Quarr Abbey Art Gallery.

A carpenter for 20 years, Andrew was inspired to take up ceramics whilst researching "A Century of Ceramics", the IW pottery book. Mainly self-taught, he enjoys constructing slab-built forms, with surface texture and hand-carving being his primary interest. Andrew's textured wall art painted in oils, will also be on show, complementing his ceramic standing forms and tiled wall panels.

All work is for sale and Quarr Abbey, a registered charity, receives a percentage of all exhibition sales. The gallery is open for this exhibition 10am to 5pm, from Thursday 11th to Tuesday, 16th July. Admission is free.

Source:  L Dowden cosmosx8@outlook.com


Source:  isleofwightyfc@gmail.com


Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios - 12th July to 22nd July

Stephen Darlington will be taking part in this year's Open Studios:

At his home: Flat 3, Cliff House, Bonchurch Shute, Ventnor PO38 1N
12th July to 22nd July (excluding Sundays) from 10am to 5pm
What to expect:
A display of pottery and paintings for sale, also hand made A5 diaries and notepads, etc.
Come and see me making pottery or painting.
Websites: Stevie Pottery    Stevie Paintings    Isle of Wight Arts

For more info email: hello@steviedpottery.co.uk



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 johnbratherton65@gmail.com

Source:  Annalisa Vaughan annalisa.vaughan@gmail.com
Cowes Concert Band will perform music for all tastes

at St Mary's Church, Cowes,
on Monday 22 July at 7.45pm.
The 28-strong brass band will play a variety of popular tunes, hymns and traditional marches.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of church and band funds.
Source:  Simon Smith simonsmith1968@yahoo.co.uk


This year it is the 40th anniversary of the Fastnet Race disaster.

There will be a Service of Remembrance and Thanks giving
in Holy Trinity Church
on Friday 2nd August.

Further details, including the time, have yet to be decided.

Source:  Valerie Rawe valerie.rawe@gmail.com



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 



at St. James Church, Church Path, East Cowes (PO32 6RL),
from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th August.

Hundreds of made-up completed Jigsaw Puzzles will be on display and for sale.
Refreshments will be available in the Church Hall at moderate charges.

Opening times: 10am - 4pm daily plus Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Admission: Adults £1-50; Children 50p - FREE if accompanied by an adult.
Source and Contact: Tele: 294075   Rose Mitchell  rosejmitchell@googlemail.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..

Nearly there! Can you help?

The water tower at Uzima is buckling and the chimney is emitting so much smoke it is making the kitchen at the Orphan Centre unacceptable to work in. These are the day-to-day repairs that need our urgent attention. We have been raising funds to fix these two bare necessities and the good news is, with all your recent help, we are nearly there.                       

We have good quotes from reliable, local builders, and want to start work on both areas as soon as possible, to ensure the children are safe, that they continue to get clean water from the bore hole and dear Pascalia, the centre cook, can work in a safe environment.                     
This is Pascalia, our dedicated cook at Uzima who works tirelessly to feed 340 children every day, twice a day! She works in unacceptably smokey conditions and we are committed to fix this for her and her small team this quarter. Her work is vital to the centre, if you look closely you can see the beads of sweat on her brow in this amazing photo taken by Christian Beasley on his recent visit.

If we can raise the last £1500 needed, we can send the money this quarter and start the much needed repairs. Can you help? Please share this email if you can, with our sincere thanks for all you do to help.

Trustees, Uzima in Our Hands

Source:  joy@uzimainourhands.org


South Wight Area Youth (SWAY) has exciting plans

to re-open Chale Green Café this summer for a number of pop up weekends.

SWAY has been offered the prospect of running the Café over the summer and, hopefully, thereafter as Chale Parish Council has obtained a government loan to purchase the café and shop. We see it as a tremendous outreach and awareness opportunity as well as chance to set up a work experience/training facility in the heart of the village whilst re-establishing a great café for all to come and enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks and a range of lite bites and cakes.

We are looking for volunteers to help with these weekends, especially a Christian someone who can drive this forward and turn it into a permanent role.  You would need to be comfortable dealing with volunteers and suppliers alike, and if this is you please contact me. We are keen for local people to be involved in anyway and have made a wider appeal for support to enable us to start up.  

If you are interested please contact Joanna Richards at jmlr.srjr@btinternet.com .



Helen Calder introduces Helen's Headlines

Delighted to announce the launch of my Helen's Headlines website: short resources with a Christian ethos.

The target audience is new and small charities as well as churches and individuals.

Themes cover governance, strategy, management, money, personal matters and end of life.
Find out more at my Web Site

Please do spread the news to anyone who might find these resources helpful.

Source: Brian Harley  brianharley58@gmail.com



Appointment of Children's and Youth Worker

Castlehold Baptist Church (CBC) run or are associated with a number of well established groups that serve children and young people. CBC is a thriving church located in the heart of Newport, the County town of the Isle of Wight which is located just off the south coast of England. Frequent cross Solent crossings from a choice of ports that include - Lymington, Southampton, Portsmouth and Southsea with journey times as little as 10 minutes ensure ease of access to both the Island and conversely the Mainland when the need arises.
The Church is currently giving active consideration to the best means by which a flourishing youth and children’s ministry can be enhanced through the appointment of a 'Children's & Youth Worker' who can make a vital contribution in developing and expanding this work. The successful candidate will need to be passionate about reaching and engaging with young people across a wide spectrum of Christian endeavour. This will entail collaborative working with both the Minister of the Church and the wider Children's and Youth Team in order to secure the discipling of young people throughout the Church.
The post is offered as a 'Full-Time' position of 39 hours per week. Whilst full time employment is our preference, the Church is however happy to explore the feasibility of a 'Part Time' appointment with a potential candidate where exceptional gifting would otherwise be lost to the Church. The post comes with a salary within a range of £16,000 - £19,000 (part time employment pro-rata). Whilst past experience will to an extent determine the salary paid upon appointment it should be noted that enthusiasm and a passion to bring young people to Christ are of equal value.
Job Description:
A full Job Description will be made available to you upon receipt of your application.
Application Requirements:
In addition to a covering letter, please also send us the following:
  1. Your CV, including contact details of two referees. Of these, one should be personal and the other professional / a representative of the Bible College you attend(ed) – who are happy to be telephoned by us for a conversation should you be shortlisted for interview.
  1. Please prove a 'Statement of Faith' of up to 500 words (not more) summarising why you believe God may be calling you to this role.
Closing Date:
Please note that the application process will remain open until the considered amount of applicants has been reached. Please keep in touch with regard to where we are with this process at any time. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed in due course.
Submission of Applications:
Please send completed applications to the Reverend Adrian Redfern at the address below:
Castlehold Baptist Church,
High Street
PO30 1BH
Email: adrian@castlehold.com 
Phone: 01983 521751


The Urban Saints Westbrook Centre is the residential centre of Urban Saints, a Christian Charity working with children and young persons across the United Kingdom, situated in 19 acres of beautiful mixed woodland on the outskirts of Ryde.
We are seeking hard working, passionate and enthusiastic people for the following temporary roles -
  • Duty Supervisor
  • Centre maintenance
  • Grounds maintenanceand Activities assistant.
Hours of work are flexible, with good rates of pay and all relevant training provided. The roles will be reviewed after 6 months with a view to potential permanent appointments.
Please contact the Centre Director, Jo Baynham on 01983 811118, jbaynham@urbansaints.org for an informal discussion or to make an application.
Please note that these roles carry a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practicing Christian.



Part time lead Youth worker

 Churches together in West Wight project, Isle of Wight Youth for Christ
Are you passionate about seeing young people’s lives changed by Jesus?
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to lead the youth project in West Wight, a partnership between Churches together in West Wight and Isle of Wight Youth for Christ.
The successful candidate will:
  • Coordinate, support and develop inter-denominational youth work in West Wight.
  • Lead a team of volunteers delivering outreach and discipleship provision, through weekly groups and connecting with regular Island-wide events.
  • Become a member of the core team of Isle of Wight Youth for Christ.
  • Have youth work qualifications or relevant experience.
There is an occupational requirement that the post holder is a committed Christian in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
Suitable references and an enhanced DBS check will be required from the successful applicant.
Hours: 20-25 per week
Salary: £9,360-£11,700 depending on hours and experience
Start date: 1st September 2019
Enquiries, job description and application form: isleofwightyfc@gmail.com 01983 524083
Closing date for applications Friday 14th June 2019.


The Brighstone Passion Play

This very special Passion Play was performed on Easter Saturday and was witnessed by over 250 people. It was truly amazing and very moving.

A DVD has been made. If you would like a copy please contact Chris Goodman by emailing him at chris@brighstone.org. The price is £7.00 which, after deduction of production costs (approx £4.00) will go towards the St Mary’s Church, Brighstone Roof Appeal. Whilst the DVD is moderately priced, should anyone feel inclined to show their appreciation by offering more it would be most welcome. This is a fantastic record of a special event depicting the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Source:   Chris Goodman chris@brighstone.org


Church Items available Free

Wroxall Methodist are at the moment in the process of selling their old chapel and we have a couple of items that we wondered if another church might be interested in rather than them just being disposed of. 

These are two long Communion rail kneelers and a lectern that can be put on a table (photos attached). The kneelers measure 85 inches long x 9 inches wide (each).  These items are free.

Source:   Anne Rendell anne.rendell@talktalk.net


Source:   Chris Neal chris@redkitepromotions.co.uk


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.