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No 560             Circulation:  441         31st January 2019
next issue 14th February    (deadline 12th February)

Events Summary
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From Thursday 31st January - Try Alpha at Holy Trinity Bembridge

Saturday 2nd February - Messy Church at St John's Church Ryde
Saturday 2nd February - Set the Compass Workshop
Sunday 3rd February - Beetle Drive - St John's Newport
Monday 4th February - Isle of Wight Franciscan Group
Wednesday 6th February - Dementia Conversations Wootton
Through February - Snowdrop Lunches at All Saints Newchurch
Wednesday 6th February and monthly - Sing About
Monthly - Playlist for Life "Cuppa Time" - Wootton and Binstead
February at the Priory
Friday 8th February - Bible Prophecy Meeting Newport
Saturday 9th February - Coffee Morning to raise Funds for Water Tanker - Kenya School
Saturday 9th February - Monthly - Ryde Elim Craft Fair
Saturday 9th February - #Neveralone UK and European Tour with Lily Jo
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February - Popcorn Opera
Sunday 10th February - Glowing in the Dark - Charlynne Boddie
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February - Speakers from International Support for Seafarers
Tuesday 19th  February - St. Mary's Church Cowes - Coffee Morning
Saturday 23rd February - Wroxall Methodist Coffee Morning
Saturday 23rd February - Wight Christian Walkers
Wednesday 27th February - Time Out Cafe - Ryde

Friday 1st March - World Day of Prayer at St James's Church Ryde
Friday 1st March - World Day of Prayer at Holy Trinity Bembridge
March plus - IOW Youth For Christ Dates for 2019
Saturday 2nd March - Show 2019 - World View Clash - Hedge End Southampton
Friday 8th March - Faure Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine - Tritone Singers
Saturday 9th March - Hymnathon and Paper Plane Competition at All Saints Church Ryde

Saturday 20th April - Could you play the part of Jesus in Island Passion Play ?

Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th May - ABLAZE Christian Arts and Music mini Festival

Saturday 29th June - Evening of Fun and Entertainment with Jonathan Viera

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

Ongoing Events 
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Source:   Mike Brooke mclabrooke@aol.com

Catherine Edenborough

Source:  Liz Thorne liztstjohn@gmail.com

Isle of Wight Franciscan Group

Isle of Wight Franciscan Group is meeting this Monday 4th February from 2:00-4:30pm and you're more than welcome to join us.

This month's formation topic is the virtue of 'Joy' and I've attached a copy of the pages that our discussions will be based around - it's from the book 'Franciscan Virtues through the Year:
52 Steps to Conversion from Saint Francis of Assisi'

2pm - 2:30pm Welcome and tea/coffee
Opening Prayer
2:30 - 4:00pm - Reflection - The Virtue of Joy
4:00pm - 4:20pm - Evening prayer from the Daily Office
4:30pm Close

Where to find the McAuley Centre, Newport:
The entrance is either through St Thomas's Presbytery garden gate - 96 Pyle Street,
or from the High Street - past the Castle Inn and opposite Day Lewis Pharmacy

Nearest Parking:
Drill Hall Road Car Park - also accessible from Lugley Street.
Scarrots Lane / New Street Car Park

Franciscan Web Site

Source:   Elizabeth Wolfendale elizabeth@franciscanseculars.com


Source:   Veronica Brown vbrown.brownassociates@gmail.com


Source:   colleenaluinn@aol.com


Source:   Veronica Brown vbrown.brownassociates@gmail.com


Source:   Veronica Brown vbrown.brownassociates@gmail.com


February at Carisbrooke Priory
Open Door Speakers for February 2019
– Open Door Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
  7th February             Robin Moore (Communion)
14th February             Heath Monaghan
21st February             Elizabeth Lilley
28th February             Bob White
A light lunch is available after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington
Friday 15th February – 10.30-11.45 a.m.
Music and Melodies with June Cox
Taking a break until March
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

Source:   admin@carisbrookepriory.org.uk


Source:  Richard Salmon  salmonrnj@talktalk.net



Coffee Morning to raise Funds for Water Tanker - Kenya School

I am holding a coffee morning fund raising event
on  Saturday 9th February
at the George St. Centre, George St, Ryde
. from 10-12 noon.   

I am raising funds to buy a tanker of water which costs 84 pounds for a disabled school in Kenya where I volunteered for 3 months in 2016.  Since I was there the School has grown and so is their need for water.  Unless it rains to fill the water tanks they have none at all which is the case at present. 

There will be plenty of home made cakes and a table top sale. 

Source:  Sally Sears   sallysears55@yahoo.com



Ryde Elim Church Craft Fair

Craft Fair  held at the Methodist Church, Garfield Road, Ryde.
2nd Saturday of Each Month
10.00am until 12.30 

Refreshments available, Tea, Coffee and Squash.
Various stalls, selling delicious homemade Cakes and Savouries,  craft goods and pre-loved items.  All funds raised are for the Ryde Elim Church.

Source: gordann22@talktalk.net



YouTube Clip and explanation of the Tour concerning Mental Health Issues

Marian Izzard marianizzard@btinternet.com




Pianist Angela Pascale will return to accompany us at Popcorn Opera, a concert of favourite arias and duets used in movies.
With Annalisa Vaughan, Marika Rauscher and Bass-baritone Ian Wilson-Pope.

The artists will donate 20% of profits from these events to Mountbatten Hospice.

9th February, 6pm
at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor
10th February, 4pm
at Ryde Methodist Church.

Bookings Website
In March we will open a masterclass on Mozart's Requiem, but more details to come

Source:  Annalisa Vaughan annalisa.vaughan@gmail.com



Source:  andrew@iwpianotuner.co.uk



The Licensing of :
  • Reverend Leisa Potter as Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church Totland
  • Reverend Linda Bushell as Associate Priest for the West Wight Churches
  • Reverend Linda Porter as Associate Priest for the West Wight Churches
This glorious celebration will take place at Christ Church Totland on Monday 11th February at 6.30pm
All are very welcome to come and join us!

Please hold them all in your prayers

Source:     bbmskparishes@gmail.com


Source:  stjamesrydeoffice@talktalk.net



Birmingham Road, Cowes
on SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY at 4.00pm.

The Preacher will be Rev David Plumb.
All WELCOME to come and join in the singing.

Source:  patchessell@tiscali.co.uk


St. Mary's Church Cowes - Coffee Morning in the parish room

on Tuesday, February 19th from  10 a.m. to noon. 
There will be a raffle. 
All welcome - £3 per person.

Source:  Heather Cobb tictocnorthwood@gmail.com


Source:  anne.rendell@talktalk.net


The Wight Christian Walkers

The Wight Christian Walkers will be starting the year with a 3.5 mile walk on Saturday February 23rd from, what used to be, Merstone Railway Station and end with refreshments at The Dairyman's Daughter, Arreton. If you would like to accompany them please contact julie.croydon@icloud.com by Feb 16th. Our subscription is £2(!) a year but you can to participate in up to 3 walks without becoming a member.

Source:  Julie Croydon julie.croydon@icloud.com


Contact 617174 for more details
Source:  Mike Brooke



World Day of Prayer: St James’s Chuch Ryde

Friday March 1st @ 10.30 .
Please consider supporting this joint churches in Ryde service which this year has been prepared by Christians in Slovenia.

Across the world, for 38 hours, the same service of praying and sharing will take place in over 120 countries and islands. 

Our service will last 1 hour and refreshments will be served afterwards, alongside our usual Friday coffee morning.

Source:  St. James Ryde Office stjamesrydeoffice@talktalk.net


World Day of Prayer: Bembridge

An ecumenical service celebrating the World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer) will be held at Holy Trinity Bembridge
at 2pm on Friday 1st March.

All are welcome.
Source: Revd Dr Amanda Bloor   amandaebloor@gmail.com



Source:  isleofwightyfc@gmail.com


Source:  brian gale bgale150@gmail.com


Web Site
Tel: 567471
Source:   Judy Valvona judy.valvona@hotmail.co.uk


                                   Please see All Saints' Church Website for full details

Source: Sandra Ferguson  ferncottagebandb@gmail.com



Most of the cast is now in place  but there is the huge problem that, to date, we do not have an actor to play the part of Jesus. He needs to look about 30 years-old,  be confident, able to learn and deliver quite a few lines with minimal rehearsals and not fearful of being, stripped, flogged (not fiercely) and tied to a cross.

Source:    Chris Biggs csmbiggs@tiscali.co.uk



ABLAZE Christian Arts and Music mini Festival

18th/19th May 2019   Time: 8.30am - 10.30 pm.
at Aspire Ryde

Trinity Buildings, Dover St, Ryde PO33 2BN

We are very excited to to present this Christian Arts & Music mini festival
for The Display & Celebration of The Glory of God on the Isle of Wight.

Based on His : Fire, Passion, Love, Healing, Impact. Freedom Light and Life...
Bringing Christian Inspiration together; a definate channel for the working of the Holy Spirit.
Music by STOP and other musicians ( yet to be confirmed)
Steering Group : Suzi Anderson, Terry Hicks, Ced Wells, Tony Anderson .
 Proposed Workshops :                                                                                                           
  • Painting. ( different mediums & styles)
  • Pottery   ( two potters)                                                           
  • Dance
  • Song writing/poetry     (2 age groups 16-30 & 30 +)                                                                                       
  • Alpha Room ( for those curious enough to ask questions)                                                                             
  • Prayer Room
  • Music Jamming                                                                                                                     
  • Needlework ( this is already established at Aspire & could be introduced)                                                          
  • Crafts ( various)
  • other suggestions..
Could interested individuals/ Groups & Churches please connect with us on the following email : suezi@mail.com
Tel: 01983 882398/ 07840338459
Or connect individually with any of the steering Group.

Source:  suezi@mail.com



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



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..

Available Free

Adult size pedal tricycle,battery powered. Needs competent rider,not novice.

Mobility scooter,battery powered,8mph.

Both of mature vintage but up and running and batteries charged.

Free to good homes,donation to Christian Aid. 



Large Leather Sofa and one Matching Chair - Free to collect

We need to move it now so that our new suite can be delivered. 
It's not in too bad a state - still structurally sound and good looking
Source: Mike Brooke - Ryde - Tel: 614424   mclabrooke@aol.com



Source: Chaplain at Aspire chaplain@aspireryde.org.uk



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: 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.