Fwd: Wight Church Newsletter No 603

Islandwide Church Noticeboard
No 603                   Circulation:  455             1st August 2019
next issue 12th September     (deadline 10th September)

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Events Summary
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Sundays until end of August - Worship in the Open Air Rylstone Gardens Shanklin
Sundays until September Holy Cross Church Binstead serving Teas in the Churchyard
Until Sunday 4th August - Westbrook Adventure and Westbrook Challenge
August at Carisbrooke Priory
Friday 2nd August - Service of Remembrance - 40th Anniversary of Fastnet Race Disaster
Saturday 3rd August - Foodbank Monthly Clothing Sale
Sunday 4th August - Songs of Praise at Brighstone Methodist Church
4th - 10th August - United 19 - New Wine - Book Now with others from the Island
Mon 5th to Fri 9th Aug and Mon 19th to Fri 23rd Aug - Summer Holiday Club - Urban Saints Westbrook Centre, Ryde
Thursday 8th August - Men in Sheds - Bacon Butty Event
Saturday 10th to 17th August - Cowes Art Group - Sale, Concet and Lunches

Saturday 10th to 17th August - Cowes Methodist Church open during Cowes Week
Saturday 10th August - Wight Christian Walkers
Monday 12th to Saturday 17th August - 25th Jigsaw Puzzle Festival at St James East Cowes
Sunday 25th August - Samara Levy of Samara's Aid at Niton

Monday 9th September - FGBMFI Dinner with Kevin Byrne
Friday 13th September - Bible Prophecy Meeting Newport
Sunday 22nd September - IOW Day Songs of Praise on Isle of Wight

Friday 4th October - Pray the Wight

Friday 31st January - All Island Worship event  -  7.30pm at Cowes Enterprise College?
Our annual New Year celebration - with guest speaker
Krish Kandiah
Sunday 28th June - Chris Stefanick is coming to visit usCatholic Dioces
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July - Lionheart Christian Music Festival on the County Showground at Northwood - Become a supporter and download the PDF

Ongoing Events 
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SWAY seeking a Youth Training Person
St Mary’s Church Brighstone seeking a new Organist/Keyboard Player

Urban Saints Westbrook seeking staff

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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
Events for Christians
TBK - UK Christian Events Diary
Kingdom Guide UK
Church and Environment

Supporting Wight Church Network
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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

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


Westbrook Adventure and Westbrook Challenge

Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August
Two unmissable summer Camps happening at the Urban Saints Westbrook Centre, near Ryde. Day bookings available plus discounts for Island residents too.
Westbrook Adventure is for 9-12 year olds and Westbrook Challenge is for 12-16 year olds. Additionally, we have places for 16-18 year olds as Service Crew members; a great role where young people get to experience serving on camp whilst being trained in leadership too. The Camps will have separate (equally awesome!) programmes and faith-transforming teaching, but may join together at times too (e.g. meals).
Urban Saints Westbrook, Oakhill Road, Ryde, PO33 1PU

Visit our website to find out more and book:


Source:  Paul Windo PWindo@urbansaints.org


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August at Carisbrooke Priory

Open Door Worship Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
Speakers for August 2019:
  1st August                 Bishop Christopher (Communion)
  8th August                Feast of St. Dominic
15th August                Elizabeth Lilley
22nd August                Kelvin Burke
29th August                TBC
A light lunch is available after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington
is taking a summer break and will return in September
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



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, Cowes

on Friday 2nd August at 6.00 pm

Source:  Valerie Rawe valerie.rawe@gmail.com



Source:  info@isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk



Songs of Praise at Brighstone Methodist Church

Sunday August 4th at 3.00pm

Preacher - Rev. John Izzard

Open Air Service in the garden

Tea after the service

A very warm welcome to everyone

Source:  Alison Harding 740016    harding2344@btinternet.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 


Summer Holiday Club - Urban Saints Westbrook Centre, Ryde

Week 1: Monday 5th to Friday 9th August
Week 2: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August
Are you looking for some adventure for your children during the summer holidays? If so, why not join us for the 2019 Holiday Club at Urban Saints Westbrook Centre (Ryde). We've got swimming, sports, archery, tree climbing, bushcraft, laser tag, arts and crafts and loads more available across two different weeks. Lunch is included too.
Join us for a day or for an entire week!
  • Time: 09:00 to 15:30 daily (Drop off from 08:00)
  • Age: 8-16
  • Cost: £25 per child per day (sibling discount available, cereal/toast available for £2 extra)
Find out more and book:  or 01983 811118

Source:  Paul Windo PWindo@urbansaints.org


More information about Men in Sheds
Source; Wendy Miller  nicksstoreroom@yahoo.co.uk


Source: Heather Cobb tictocnorthwood@gmail.com


Cowes Methodist Church open during Cowes Week.
Sunday : Morning Service 10.30,  Songs of Praise 6pm
Monday : Stay and Play, 9.30 to 11.30 for accompanied children £2 per family
Tuesday to Friday: Light Refreshments, 10.30 to 2.30, plus  Accompanied children's activities.
Facebook page for more details: Cowes Methodist Church
Source: Margaret Hill   margarethill135@btinternet.com


The Wight Christian Walkers

The Wight Christian Walkers, on  August 10th: Climb up to the Pepperpot. 5.5 miles followed by a meal in Chale  If you would like to accompany them please contact Bill.Croydon@outlook.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

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




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

Samara Levy of Samara's Aid is coming to the Island

and will be speaking

at Niton Methodist Church

on Sunday 25th August at 10.30am.

Samara's Aid Website



Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland Dinner

at The Chequers Inn, Rookley

Monday 9th September at 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm

The Guest Speaker will be Kevin Byrne

Kevin is the founder of Checkatrade.com and a leading entrepreneur and businessman in the UK and has received many accolades. He has become a community figure due to his inspirational business, business lectures, charity work and completing many marathons. He is well known in the media, having been featured on BBC television, radio and other radio stations.

Kevin has also been successful with his charity work. This has included a family foundation helping rescue girls from the sex trade in Kathmandu and rescuing children off the streets in Bangladesh. He also contributes and supports his local Hospice. This helps him to fulfil his Christian view to
have concern and help for these three different needs.

The cost of the evening will be £16 per person

To book, please contact Steve Woodford by telephoning 07749 471185 or Email stevewoodford@hotmail.co.uk by Friday 6th September at the latest with your choice of menu from below.

Main Course: Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Vegetarian Option: Halloumi lightly spiced bun, Vegetarian sausages, pasta or mushroom risotto

Dessert: Apple crumble with custard, fruit salad or ice cream


Source:  davjaniow41@btinternet.com



Source:   Richard Salmon salmonrnj@talktalk.net

IOW Day - Songs of Praise is being held

on Sunday 22nd September, 4pm

at Cowes Enterprise College.
The MC for the afternoon will be Tim Daykin from Radio Solent.

Doors will open at 3.15pm.
Details of how to obtain tickets will follow.
Best Wishes
Jane Dronfield,   ca.wightmethodist@hotmail.co.uk
Circuit Administrator, Isle of Wight Methodist Circuit



Pray the Wight           

7.30pm on Friday October 4th 

at True Vine Church, High Street, Newport 
A gathering for the whole church come together to pray for the Island and especially for our nation at this critical time - with Brexit on the near horizon

Source:  Brian Harley  




All Island Worship Event 

Friday 31st January
7.30pm at Cowes Enterprise College   ( to be confirmed)

Our annual New Year celebration - with guest speaker
Krish Kandiah



Chris Stefanick is coming to visit us

I’m pleased to announce this: that next summer we’ve invited Chris Stefanick to visit the Catholic Diocese! As part of our ‘spiritual reboot,’ that is, the Year of the Word (2020) and the Year of the Eucharist (2021), Chris is coming to the Guildhall here in Portsmouth on Sunday 28th June 2020 to lead us in a big diocesan event. We’re planning it at the moment so we can’t say any more yet – but keep the date free! It will involve music, testimony and worship focused on the Word of God, and will be family-friendly.

Chris will be staying at Bishop’s House and later I believe he and his team are also planning to go to Jersey. We’ll say more about all this in due course. Meanwhile, click on the photo for one of his short video-messages. This one is called “God is Love / And Your Life is a Love Story”. It’s beautifully filmed and as ever his words have a way of touching the heart. His theme is that of the First Letter of St. John: that “anyone who fails to love can never have known God because God is love. .. My dear people since God has left us so much we too should love one another.” Pope Francis too has often spoken this same message to the Church: that the Christian life is a love-story with God.


Source:  Eileen Finch finch@orpheusmail.co.uk



Lionheart Christian Music Festival

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July

on the County Showground at Northwood

Become a supporter!


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..

SWAY seeking a Youth Training Person

‘SWAY is an innovative youth project aimed at 11-19 year olds and their families in and around the South Wight.

We are looking for a Youth Training Person (YTP) who wants to study Christian youth work alongside this placement in a forward thinking youth charity reaching out to churched and unchurched young people. The applicant will be based within the area and work alongside SWAY in a wide range of activities both on and off island and island-wide events.

To find out more information about what’s involved visit our website and please contact SWAY lead Youth Worker Andy Dorning on sway.exchange@mail.com

Source:  Joanna Richards jmlr.srjr@btinternet.com



St Mary’s Church Brighstone seeking a new Organist/Keyboard Player
Our current organist is leaving at the end of this month .
We require an organist/keyboard player who will be responsible for playing at our 11am Sunday Services at St Mary’s Brighstone on the 3rd and 4th Sundays in the month with extra services at Easter and Christmas and the occasional special event.
We would also like someone to encourage our traditional choir and provide regular practices for them.
The organist/ keyboard player is normally responsible for choosing hymns and songs in consultation with the person leading the service. It would be good if the person was willing to work alongside other musicians in the church from time to time.
The successful applicant would receive an honourariam of £250 per calendar month and would be our first point of contact for additional services such as weddings and funerals for which an additional fee is paid.
Applicants keen to support the Christian Faith through music would be desirable.
If interested please contact the Rector on 01983 741307
Source:  Reverend Clive Todd, Rector - West Wight Mission Community   clive.t1wwmc@gmail.com




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.



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.