Fwd: Wight Church Newsletter No 573
Islandwide Church Noticeboard

No 573                Circulation:  958          19th April 2018
next issue 3rd May 2018    (deadline 1st May)

My son and daughter in law are unable to attend Big church day out this tenth year May 25th 26th 27th 28th therefore weekend tickets with camping going for less than early bird price.
Let me know if you are interested.

Kevin Farrow   Tel: 291248   KevinFarrow@hotmail.co.uk

Events Summary

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April at Carisbrooke Priory

April - every Sunday until end of September - Afternoon Teas at Holy Cross Church, Binstead

Friday 20th April - "Nutmeg" Talk at St John's Church Newport

Friday 20th April - Healing Service at Zion Chapel Ryde

Saturday 21st April - INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHS - A talk by Ian Pratt, at Carisbrooke Church Hall

Saturday 21st April - Table Top Sale at Cowes Methodist Church

Saturday 21st April - Bible on Marriage Conference

Saturday 21st April - Phoenix Choir at St George's Church Arreton

Sunday 22nd April - Beetle Drive at St John's Community Hall Newport

Sunday 22nd April - St George's Day Service and Community Meal at St George's Arreton

Monday 23rd April - Ronny Heyboer of Living Water Village Borneo at Ventnor Baptist

April onwards - Youth For Christ - Catalyst and Vibe dates for the academic year

Thursday April 26th to May 1st - 'Abstracted & a bit Potty'  exhibition at Quarr Abbey

Friday 27th April onwards - Alpha in the West Wight

Friday 27th April - Christians Together in Brighstone - Drop in Coffee Morning

Saturday 28th April - Do you want to visit Uzima meeting

Saturday 28th April - Newchurch Male Voice Choir at All Saints Chuch, Tuttons Hill, Gurnard.

Saturday 28th April - Freedom in Christ Leaders Workshop at Castlehold Baptist Newport

Saturday 28th April - Spirituality Study Day at Mountbatten Hospice.

Sunday 29th April - Annual Bluebell Walk at Newnham Farm, Newnham Lane, Binstead

Monday 30th April - FGBMFI Dinner at the Chequers with Ian Kruger "The Hot Dog Man"


May at Carisbrooke Priory

Friday 4th to Monday 7th May - Arts and Crafts Festival at Ryde Baptist Church

Saturday 5th May - Whist Drive at St John's Church Hall Newport

Saturday 5th May - Foodbank Clothes Sale Cowes

Wednesday 9th to Sat 12th May - Jigsaw Event at St Mary's Cowes

10th May - Thank you from Samara's Aid Appeal and Next Collection

10th - 20th May - Thy Kingdom Come

10th - 20th May - "Ark Man" UK Tour with Rod and Nancy Walsh - Mainland only venues

Thursday 10th May- Copenhagen Vesterbro Parish Youth Choirs at St Lawrence Parish church

Friday 11th May - Copenhagen Vesterbro Parish Youth Choirs at Newport Minster

Friday 11th May - Bible Prophecy Meeting - Newport Congregational Church

Friday 11th May - Dementia Conversations - St John the Baptist Church Ryde

Friday 11th May till Sunday 13th May - Flower Festival at St Blasius Old Parish Church

 Saturday 12th May - Open Day at Urban Saints Westbrook 

Saturday 12th May - Copenhagen Vesterbro Parish Youth Choirs at Holy Trinity Cowes

Sunday 13th May - Choral Evensong at St Blasius Old Parish Church

Monday 14th May- Table Tennis Club at St Mary's Cowes

Thursday 17th May - Dementia Conversations St James Church Hall East Cowes

Friday 18th May - Gurnard Community Choir and Isle of Wight NHS Nightingale Choir  at  All Saints Chuch, Tuttons Hill, Gurnard.

Wednesday 23rd May - A 'New to You' Fashion Show at Cowes Methodist Church

Thursday 24th to Tuesday 29th May - Exhibition of contemporary ceramics and paintings - Quarr Abbey

Sat 26th abd Sun 27th May - Big Church Day Out West Sussex

Sunday 27th May - RAF 100 Celbrations for the Island at St Mary's Church Cowes


Saturday 23rd June - Advanced Notice - Summer Fair at All Saints Gurnard. More details to follow.

29th June - All Island Worship Event at High Street Newport (True Vine building) organised by the Wight Church Team - Detail to follow


Sunday 29th July - "Duver Praise" Church Outdoors - St Helens


Sunday 12th August - Church Outdoors Seaside Songs of Praise - Bembridge


23rd September - Isle of Wight Songs of Praise

Next Year - 2019

25th January - All Island Celebration organised by the Wight Church Team - Details to follow.

Ongoing Events 

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Ryde Baptist Church are looking for a George Street Centre Café Coordinator

Safeguarding in Charities

World Mission Island Network

Holiday Home Cleaning and Maintenance Management Service

Dougie Doug Doug Praise Parties



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April at Carisbrooke Priory

Open Door Speakers for April 2018
Open Door Meeting every Thursday at 12 Noon
  5th April                            Charles J Andrew (Communion)
12th April                            Bob White
19th April                            Stella Hardiman
26th April                            Elizabeth Lilley
A light lunch will be served after the service
Activities @ The Priory
Poetry Past & Present with Anne Linington – 13th April                 10.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.
Music and Melodies with June Cox – 16th April                                2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

All welcome          A light lunch will be served after the service

Tea and coffee provided – please bring your own lunch
To book your place please contact Maxine on 01983 523354

All enquiries to Carisbrooke Priory Trust Phone:       01983 523354

Prayer Ministry available by arrangement – Please ring 01983 523354 for appointment

     opendoor@carisbrookepriory.org.uk              Website   


Sunday Afternoon Teas

Holy Cross Church, Binstead, is open for teas every Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm - 5.00pm.

More space, more tables, same delicious cakes!!!

Source: margaret.shaw3@tesco.net


Source:  Liz Thorne  liztstjohn@gmail.com




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.

He is an internationally known pastor and speaker who lives and ministers on the island as well as abroad. He has been a pastor for many years and since 2000 he is the international director of Rivers of Joy Ministries overseeing over 200 churches across 20 nations. He is also the author of a number of books, some of which will be available for purchase on the day.

Friday 20 April at 7:00pm
Zion Chapel
William St, Ryde

For further information contact Alex on 01983 563144 or email him at




Table top sale

Saturday April 21st 
at Cowes Methodist Church, Birmingham Road.   
11 am till  2 pm
Raising funds for the Island Homeless and Cancer Research

(We are also  having A New to You Fashion Show May 23rd 7.30 at the same venue for the same charities)
Source:   Margaret Hill  margaret873284@yahoo.com



Source:   sabrinus85@gmail.com



There is a ‘window of opportunity’ for a Medieval church to raise some much needed funds to help restore its stained glass windows which are badly in need of repair.  St George’s in Arreton hope that a concert on April 21st in the church by the popular Phoenix Choir will attract a good audience.
Part of this church dates from the 12th century. The church features a Saxon wall and a Burma Star window. The short tower with its unique buttresses contains a ring of 6 bells, the oldest of which was cast in 1589. St George’s was the original Minster Church of the Isle of Wight with its parish stretching from the north to the south coast of the Island and is regarded as one of the most historically important churches in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  With some remaining evidence of its pre-Norman origins, it is a fine example of a Norman Church built in the eleventh Century.
In their ninth concert year, the 50-strong mixed Phoenix Choir have added further to their wide repertoire of easy-listening songs.
Included in their first 2018 concert programme will be music from films Romeo and Juliet, Gladiator and Meet Me In St Louis, from musicals Sister Act and Jesus Christ Superstar, Roy Orbison’s A Love So Beautiful, Demis Roussos’ For Ever And Ever, the Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin’, a medley of well-known Edith Piaf hits and others. The concert starts at 7.30pm, admission is free with a retiring collection, refreshments and raffle.

Sunday, 22nd April special service for St George’s Day
in the St George’s Church Arreton at 11.15am 

At 12:30 there will be a Community lunch in The Coach House, Arreton Old Village, PO30 3AB
A warm welcome extended for a traditional Ploughman’s & puddings (£8.00 per adult)

Source: Venetia Verey vverey@aol.com



Meeting with Ronny Heyboer - Living Waters Village Borneo

at Ventnor Baptist Church, Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1SJ
at 7.30pm Monday 23 April 2018

For many years Ronny has been running a project called Living Waters Village, which provides a home for hundreds of neglected and abandoned children in the middle of the jungle in Borneo.
Website:   (especially the short video Miracle in the Jungle).

At the moment there are already more than 600 children at Living Waters Village, but also a lot of the children who have been brought up there now start taking the gospel back to the villages in the jungle where they came from.  It’s an amazing project which has and will continue to have a huge impact on the whole area.  
Not only does Ronny like to share about the project but he is also a very inspirational speaker with a gospel message.
He is always keen to arrange meetings in schools and universities and for youth groups as well.”

More Information and photos



Featuring the work of Island artists; Tim England and Lis Toft. The exhibition includes fresh works from both artists.Tim is showing new abstract paintings and Lis has porcelain sculptures and jewellery 'hot' from the kiln!

'Abstracted & a bit Potty' is open daily 10am-4.30pm April 26th - May 1st and entry is free.

A percentage of any sales goes to Quarr Abbey.





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+
27th April 2018 - Catalyst
18th May 2018 - Catalyst
15th June 2018 - Catalyst
13th July 2018. - Catalyst

Source:  Sarah Rudd  isleofwightyfc@gmail.com  AdministratorIsle of Wight Youth for Christ



Christians Together in Brighstone

This is an informal group of Christians of all denominations who meet together from time to time to share fellowship and activities such as Services and Bible Studies and an annual ‘awayday’.

We shall be holding a ‘drop in’ coffee morning at the Exchange, New Road, Brighstone
on Friday 27th April between 10.00 and 12.30.pm.
All Welcome.

There is also a Quiet Day planned for Saturday 16th June at Quarr Abbey. Details to follow in a future Newsletter.
Source:  Gill Bradbury (Tel. 741450)   gill.bradbury@tiscali.co.uk




Havenstreet Monthly Market

is being held at the Community Centre in the village

on Saturday 28th April from 10.00 - 12.30pm. 

Stalls include dairy, bakery, produce, eggs, crafts and refreshments are available all morning.

Source: margaret.shaw3@tesco.net



Newchurch Male Voice Choir at All Saints Chuch, Tuttons Hill, Gurnard.

Saturday 28th April 2018  at  1930hrs

Concert is in aid the charity ‘Cruse’
(Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people.)

Come and have a good night out with this popular and well known choir.

Raffle. Free Admission with a Retiring Collection.
Refreshments with Wine, Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks will be available. (A Drinks Licence has been issued for the evening)
The church has easy access to the building and toilet facilities.  

Source:   Keith Gatrell Tel: 01983 52 49 58.  keithmaurice83@gmail.com


Freedom in Christ Leaders Workshop

Go! Make Fruitful Disciples & Transform Your Leadership
at Castlehold Baptist Church
on Saturday 28th April.
This may be something that would be of interest to folk across our island so we would like to extend the invitation to anyone who would be interested in running  a Freedom in Christ Course in their own church.

To sign up, please log onto FICM/ Events/ Discipleship Course Isle of Wight.
Any enquiries to Kimberley   administrator@castlehold.com    or Adrian at Castlehold Baptist.
Source:   Kimberley Jennings administrator@castlehold.com


Source: Duncan Flemming  Duncan.Fleming@iow.nhs.uk
Executive Clinical Support Team Leader
Earl Mountbatten Hospice
Halberry Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight. PO30 2ER.  t: 01983 217302

Annual Bluebell Walk at Newnham Farm, Newnham Lane, Binstead

organised by Holy Cross Church, Binstead 
on Sunday 29th April, starting at 2.30pm (by kind permission of Mr and Mrs John Cleaver).

Suitable for all ages and dogs on leads, the route leads you on a gentle guided stroll through glorious bluebell woods that are not normally accessible to the public.

Back at the farm, tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes will be served in the barn for an all in price of £4 per adult with children free.

All proceeds will go to Holy Cross Church Funds.
Queries to Janette 883567, Hilary 615551, Joan 614053 or Tina 611020.

Source: margaret.shaw3@tesco.net

Full Gospel Businessmen UK & Ireland

Dinner at The Chequers Inn, Rookley
On Monday 30th April 2018 At 7.15 for 7.30 pm

The guest speaker will be Ian Kruger 'The Hot Dog Man'
Ian's life was dramatically changed for the better in September 1986 at a FGB event. From a place of depression and hopelessness God baptised him with the Holy Spirit. Since then God's healing power and Salvation have increased dramatically over the years, as he prays for those in need. Ian believes God's Word is a doorway into spiritual experience. One touch from God can change your life forever.

The cost of the evening will be £14.50 per person
To book please contact Sue or Steve Woodford by telephoning 528586 or Email
suepwoodford@outlook.com with your menu choice from the following:


All enquiries to Carisbrooke Priory Trust Phone:       01983 523354
Prayer Ministry available by arrangement – Please ring 01983 523354 for appointment
     opendoor@carisbrookepriory.org.uk              Website   


Source:  rydebaptistminister@gmail.com


Source: ethne.whitlock@gmail.com



We have lots of good quality clothing and textiles all in need of a new home. Our prices range from 50p-£5 (except for individually priced items) meaning more for your money!!
Come and have a look and treat yourself knowing that you are helping others too!
Apart from the clothing our café will be open and serving delicious homemade cakes to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Source: info@isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk



4 day James' Jigsaw Event

at St Mary's Church Cowes with refreshments in the Parish Room.
From Wednesday 9th until Saturday 12th May
and from 10 a..m. To 4 p.m. each day. 

The church will be full of Jigsaws made up on boards so you can see them and then broken up into their boxes later when you buy them.

Free entry - many new Jigsaws for sale at a really good price.

Source: Heather Cobb  tictocnorthwood@gmail.com



A massive thank you to all of the churches across the Island who support Samara's Aid Appeal.

It is an absolute privilege for me to witness so many people from across the Island donating such beautiful things put together with such love. 

We received this wonderful video which shows children receiving bags sent by the IOW last autumn, arriving in Syria.

We are continuing to send good condition clothing, hand knitted items, dignity bags for women , smiley bags for children  and care packs for vulnerable and post natal women and their babies.

The next collection date is 10th May.

Please contact Chloe if you would like to get involved chloe_w89@hotmail.co.uk or 731593 .

God bless
Chloe Wells   





Spaces are still available to hear Ark modeller and enthusiastic speaker Rod Walsh (plus his wife Nancy) as they tour throughout the south of England this May.

This intrepid ‘Ark Van’ couple have been presenting the message for around 20 years, many hundreds of times on several continents. You can read this for yourself here: Model message spreads all over the world.

Have you have ever been challenged to explain Noah’s Ark and the Genesis Flood? Well, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Rod as he teaches on the reality of the Great Flood of Noah’s day and the Ark he was commissioned to build. Rod draws from his own in-depth study, over many years, showing exactly how feasible the biblical Ark was!

He can expertly answer many of the questions that most Christians still don’t know how to answer, such as:

  • How big was the Ark and how did all the animals fit?
  • Could ancient people’s really build such a structure?
  • Were dinosaurs on the Ark?
  • Where did all the water come from?
  • Where did all the water go from the Flood?
  • How could the world have been populated in just 4,500 years since the Flood?

Rod and Nancy’s fascinating, visual presentations are enhanced by his scale model replica of Noah’s Ark—the talks are suitable for the whole family.

Here is some of the unsolicited feedback from their previous UK meetings:

“Rod and Nancy … both have a terrific grasp of their subject matter and real enthusiasm in delivering it. The talk went very well and more people turned up than I expected”—C.E.

“… my 11 year old grandson … was buzzing and very enthusiastic about all he had learned”—C.G.

“Thank you and your team for a great night with Rod and Nancy on Saturday”—J.K.

Tour Dates

Thu 10 May
public meeting
Greenstead Evangelical Free Church,
Ph: 01206 510 114,
Magnolia Drive, Greenstead,
Colchester, Essex, CO4 3LQ.

Fri 11 May
public meeting
Walsham-le-Willows Congregational Church,
Ph: 01359 258 986,
Village Hall, The Street,
Walsham-le-Willows, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 3AZ.

Sun 13 May
Kings Church Upminster,
Ph: 01708 251 265,
Gaynes School, Brackendale Gardens,
Upminster, East London, RM14 3UX.

Tue 15 May
public meeting
Rugby Christian Fellowship (Rugby Elim),
Ph: 01788 544 608,
43-47 Cambridge Street,
Rugby, CV21 3NQ.

Wed 16 May
public meeting
The Church on the Green,
Ph: 01395 271715,
12 Station Road,
Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, East Devon, EX9 6RW.

Wed 17 May
public meeting
Cornwall Creation Group,
Ph: 0789 432 621,
Scorrier Chapel,
Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5BP.

Fri 18 May
public meeting
Bethany Baptist Church,
Ph: 01443 492 088,
Ford Road,
Pwllgwaun, Pontypridd, CF37 1HX.

Sun 20 May
public meeting
Bethel Free Baptist Church,
Ph: 0121 382 5743,
Wardend Road, Ward End,
Birmingham, B8 2QU.

An extensive range of creation resources will be available at all meetings. All meetings are free, though voluntary offerings may be taken. This is a great opportunity to bolster your faith, get equipped, plus engage with your unbelieving friends and family—remember to bring them along!

If you're interested in booking your own event to hear a CMI speaker, you can register your interest via our events page, or by phoning us: 0116 2848 999.

Alternatively, email our Ministry Events Coordination team at ukministry@creation.info.



Source:  Jill Fothergill  Contact -730979  jillfiow@gmail.com



Source:  salmonrnj@talktalk.net



We're opening the doors of Urban Saints Westbrook to the public for a jam-packed day of FREE fun for all the family!

The Open Day will offer a whole range of free activity taster sessions, including tree climbing, archery, bushcraft and laser tag. There will also be inflatables to clamber on and If you are looking for something a little less adventurous, you can take a stroll around the 18 acres of mixed park and woodland or take a look around Westbrook House and delicious, home-made refreshments will be available to all visitors. All these great treats and activities are completely free – even the parking on site – and it’s just a short drive from Ryde town centre and a few minutes walk from the sea front too.

Find out more from our Website

Source: atreagus@urbansaints.org


Beautiful flower displays by members of the congregation.
Refreshments served. Everyone welcome

Source:   Ces Tibbitts 


Source:   Ces Tibbitts  tib.63@btinternet.com



Table Tennis at St Mary's Church Cowes

on the 2nd Monday of each month is on the 14th May, 2 – 4 p.m.

This is going really well and we have a second table donated by Wootton Table Tennis Club, so hope to encourage more people to come along. Many come just for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat.

If doing well next autumn/winter we plan to increase to twice a month.
£2 to include teas, coffees, etc.

Source: Heather Cobb  tictocnorthwood@gmail.com



Dementia Conversations

Email: info@dementiapathfinders.org
For bookings:


Gurnard Community Choir and Isle of Wight NHS Nightingale Choir  at  All Saints Chuch, Tuttons Hill, Gurnard.

Friday 18th May 2018  1900hrs

Conductor: Hanna Brear

Wine, Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks will be available. (A Drinks Licence has been issued for the evening)  
The church has easy access to the building and toilet facilities.

Source:   Keith Gatrell Tel: 01983 52 49 58.  keithmaurice83@gmail.com



A 'New to You' Fashion Show

Wednesday May 23rd at 7.30 pm

at Cowes Methodist Church, Birmingham Road.
Raising funds for the Island Homeless and Cancer Research

Source:   Margaret Hill  margaret873284@yahoo.com



Exhibition of contemporary ceramics and paintings:

Visions & Dimensions by Andrew Dowden and Jeanne Mills-Holland

Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Quarr Abbey, Nr Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 4ES

Thursday, 24 to Tuesday, 29 May 2018

10am to 5pm - Free entry

Quarr Abbey will be hosting this annual exhibition, now in its eighth year, by Island artists Andrew Dowden and Jeanne Mills-Holland.

Andrew's work is mainly handmade and hand-carved sculpture ceramics and wall panels, with emphasis on form and texture rather than function. Jeanne's pots are mainly decorative, with paintings in oils and watercolours.

The artists will be in attendance at the exhibition and will be happy to discuss their work. A percentage of all sold work goes to the Abbey.

Source: Lisa Dowden 





RAF100 Celebrations for the whole of the Isle of Wight

at St. Mary's Church Cowes
27th May, Sunday
A church service will be held at 3 p.m. followed by a gathering and other events.

Source: Heather Cobb tictocnorthwood@gmail.com




"Duver Praise" Church Outdoors.

by The Old Church Tower, The Duver, St. Helens.
Sunday 29th July, 3.00pm

Lively music and songs to sing along to

With the "STOP" band
Peter Wells and sketchboard - A Life" story

Some chairs provided
Bring one if you can and come and join us!

Source:  Bembridge and St Helens Christians Together




Church Outdoors Seaside Songs of Praise.

Open Air service on the Lifeboat Green Lane End, Bembridge.
Sunday 12th August 3-00pm

Old and New Hymns,
The "Stop" Band,
A Life Story, Peter Wells and Sketchboard.

Seating available, All Welcome!

Source:  Bembridge and St Helens Christians Together bern-jean@tiscali.co.uk



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..

Ryde Baptist Church are looking for a George Street Centre Café Coordinator

Someone who…
• Has a lively Christian faith and is comfortable sharing it with others;
• Has experience of cooking and running a small kitchen and café area, working hands-on as
• Can coordinate and help recruit volunteers and other staff, some of whom may be vulnerable;
• Is willing to work alongside and encourage others in a team, working with the church leadership to
develop this ministry;
• Already possesses or is willing to fulfil all the necessary food hygiene and other legal
requirements for running a café space open to the public;
• Is available weekdays between approximately 9am to 3pm.

Does this sound like you, and might God be calling you to this exciting and rewarding role? This may also suit a couple. Get in touch with us, we would love to have a conversation with you as soon as possible. Send an email to treasurer@rydebaptist.org with your contact details and we will get back to you.


Safeguarding in charities

Following recent events, the Charity Commission would like to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

The Charity Commission has four clear expectations of trustees:

  • Provide a safe and trusted environment. Safeguarding involves a duty of care to everyone who comes into contact with your charity, not just vulnerable beneficiaries like children and young people.
  • Set an organisational culture that prioritises safeguarding, so it is safe for people to report incidents and concerns in the knowledge they will be dealt with appropriately.
  • Have adequate safeguarding policies, procedures and measures to protect people and make sure these are made public, reviewed regularly and kept up to date.
  • Handle incidents as they arise. Report them to the relevant authorities including the police and the Charity Commission. Learn from these mistakes and put in place the relevant mechanisms to stop them happening again.

As your regulator, we expect charities to meet these expectations.

Our advice is that you should now:

  • Undertake a thorough review of your charity’s safeguarding governance and management arrangements and performance if you haven’t done so within the last 12 months.
  • Contact the Commission about any safeguarding issues, or serious safeguarding incidents, complaints or allegations which have not previously been disclosed to the charity regulator.

Our regulatory role is to ensure charities comply with their legal duties, manage any incidents responsibly and take prompt steps to protect the people affected by it. We cannot look after the safety of your people for you and we do not investigate individual incidents for you.

Find more information about what and how to report to the regulator. More information about safeguarding responsibilities for trustees, and the role of the Charity Commission and other regulators, is below:

Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, regulator reminds trustees

Regulatory alert to charities - safeguarding,

Strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues in charities

Thank you,

Charity Commission


I am trying to build up a network of people from Island churches who have a heart for World Mission and who would like to be their church’s representative to receive information about relevant mission –related events on the Island.
If you are interested , please contact me, Ian Pratt, on 641305 or 07773351007 or at ian.pratt5@btopenworld.com

Holiday Home Cleaning and Maintenance Management Service

By ACJ Services, A Christian, Family Run Business.

Do you own a Holiday Home, Cottage or Static Caravan? Do you need somebody reliable to take the burden of cleaning and managing your investment?

We will provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your property is being looked after, cleaned and maintained by a business that put integrity at the centre of everything we do.

ACJ Services can provide you with a simple check in/out cleaning service to a complete managed service which could include:
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Stock Replenishment
  • Welcome Basket (Basic Essentials)
  • Property Maintenance
  • Property Renovation
  • Inventory Management
  • Booking Management
  • Call-out repair service
  • Rubbish & Recycling Removal
Our prices start from £50 for a simple check in/out service, to include cleaning and laundry management, to a full bespoke service suited to your personnel requirements

We believe in a competitive but a high quality service so if you would like to know more, please feel free to contact us on:
       email -
       Phone - 07488 330 112

We look forward to hearing from you,

Drew & Kerry Jenks.  ACJ Services.
(E & O E, prices exclude travel costs and are subject to change)


Duggie Dug Dug Praise Parties

To contact Duggie Dug Dug - email us at duggiedugdug@clara.net
Tel: 01932 260 060   Mail: Unit 3, Nauticalia Ltd, The Ferry Point, Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex TW179LQ

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 Stove. Pet friendly

Situated midway between
Futurascope, The Loire Vally Chateaux and Puy du Fou,

èbènisterie is refurbished Stone Cottage for up to 5 persons.
Available from May.

Le Petit Toit is a lovingly restored rural gite for 2 persons

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: 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

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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.