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Wight Church Newsletter No 640
Wight Church Network
Transformation Partnership Connection

Lionheart Tickets  -    Buy One Get One Free!

Offer Ends Monday before Lionheart
Islandwide Church Noticeboard
No 640                Circulation:  470         30th June 2022

Next Issue - 14th July

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Friday 1st July - Fuel the Fire Leaders Gathering - Lighthouse Church Sandown
Friday 1st July - Firestarter at Christ the King College
Now till October - 175 Years of Christ Church Sandown Celebration
Saturday 2nd July - Tritone Singers at All Saints Gurnard
Tuesday 5th July - Coffee Morning at St Marys Cowes
Thursday 7th July - Open Doors Carisbrooke Priory with Heath Monaghan
Friday 8th July - Mission to Dendros at Ryde Baptist Church
Saturday 9th July - An Evening of Comedy with Andy Kind - Christ Church Sandown
Sunday 10th July - Worship Music Night - Rob Westall - Newport Congregational
14th July onwards -  West Wight Thursday Prayer Walks
15th to 17th July 2022 -  Lionheart Festival  - - County Show Ground Northwood.

Thurs 21st to Tues 26th July - Andrew Dowden Summer Exhibition at Quarr
25th - 31st July - Isle of Christ Revival Fire - Newport
14th - 21st Au
gust - Daniel Dee Ventrilquist here in various congregations
8th - 12th August  -  A Holiday with other Christians in the Malverns
8th - 13th August - Jigsaw Festival at St James' Church East Cowes
Every Monday - Renew Wellbeing Cafe at Cowes Baptist Church
1st Saturday Every Month - Garfield Market - Ryde Community Hall

Every Monday in Ryde - Come and Join the Boys Brigade

New Web Site for Suzi Anderson's Art and design Gifts
Christian family returning to the island in July
Position for Youth Worker - South Wight Area Youth Partnership
Jews for Jesus to visit IOW Sunday 14th – Sunday 21st August
Tower Bell ringers were at All Saints’, Ryde Church - Report
Relaxing Celtic Prayers

Witness to Witnesses
UNDAUNTED by Sue Gayner
Community of Celtic Spirituality
Sunday 11th September IOW will host final stage of  2022 tour of Britain cycle race


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Newport Minster Newsletter
Christian Bus Outreach - God Pod  

Carisbrooke Priory
Catholic Community of St Thomas of Canterbury, Newport, and St Saviour, Totland Bay  

Island Catholic History Society Newsletter    (Large File)

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Special events on Friday 1 July
brought to you by the Wight Church Network Team

Coming soon - an exciting opportunity to get some encouragement and challenge from an anointed Christian leader who is heading down to the Island with some of his team:

Fire Starter - evening celebration in the auditorium at Christ the King College    7.15pm on Friday 1 July
               A powerful evening of encounter, helping ignite the church - with worship, word and ministry.
Speaker - Steve Uppal, who heads up the All Nations Movement, based in Wolverhampton (not to be confused with the missionary college in Hertfordshire). He has been a local pastor for many years and has spoken at events for Evangelical Alliance, New Wine and Spring Harvest as well as for various denominational and local ecumenical networks. He has a great heart for unity and to see the church re-awakened following these difficult couple of years.

See flyer here...
No booking required. Please just come - and encourage others from your congregation to join us. An offering will be taken to help with expenses.
This comes just two weeks ahead of the
Lionheart Festival (see details below) and we hope will act as a springboard in the final lead up to that special weekend on the Island.

Fuel the Fire - 9.30am - 4pm on Friday 1 July at Hope House, home of The Lighthouse Church in Fort Street, Sandown

The team are also running a special day seminar for those in various leadership roles - the cost is £20, including lunch and other refreshments.
This event has been developed and honed over recent years and will focus on the theme of Kingdom Keys.
See further details here....
                Book now for the leaders' day
at This Link....
For information
Steve and his team are gathering with some local leaders for a day of prayer and fasting on the Thursday in preparation for the Friday events. We'll be seeking the Lord together and praying for the Island and our nation, as the Spirit leads. Please do try and take time yourself to pray that day.

Source:  Brian Harley

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Source:  Mark Evans

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Source: Heather Cobb


Mission to Dendros - Michael J Tinker Show
16:00-17:30 on 8th July 2022 @ Ryde Baptist Church

Mission to Dendros is an action and song-packed 55 minute show full of fun, songs, silliness and Jesus. The show explores Christian themes and is suitable for any family whether 'believing', just curious or lovers of music events.

Though aimed primarily at under 11's, there's something in there for everyone.

As the JBI Starship Juniper hurtles through space heading on a mission to the Planet Dendros, you’d think that the crew would just be twiddling their thumbs, waiting for the real adventure to begin. But things don’t stay quiet long… Join the crew as they encounter the wonderful truth that the whole Bible is about Jesus. Discover what ‘grace’ really means and how it’s woven into the fabric of every story in God’s Word.

Doors will open at 15:45 - Show begins at 16:00 - Hotdogs and drinks served at 17:00 (suggested donation 50p toward costs) - Event finishes 17:30.

Please register for a space at this Web Link


Who doesn’t like a free evening’s entertainment?  

Well we are offering you just that when comedian Andy Kind brings his show “A Pilgrim’s Tale” to Christ Church Sandown 
on Saturday 9 July at 7:30pm
.  Whilst not overtly evangelical, we are hoping to attract non-Christians into church so why not come along and bring a friend or family member who doesn’t ordinarily attend church.
If you would like tickets please email

Source:   Andrew & Charlotte Corkish

Lionheart Festival Tickets

Buy One Get One Free

Offer Ends Monday before Lionheart
We are delighted to announce 2 for 1 tickets! We are incredibly blessed to have been approached by a Christian business to make this incredible opportunity possible. Their hearts, like ours, are to reach and gather people to worship King Jesus and spread the Good News of the Gospel.
This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family that wouldn't normally come or be able to come to this kind of event.




Source:  Heather Cobb



   A truly eclectic collection of original, unique and distinctive, handmade ceramic sculptures and mixed media artwork, by Isle of Wight artist Andrew Dowden.

    Innovative and inspirational, this show is one not to be missed!

    A percentage of all sales goes to Quarr Abbey, a registered charity.

    Andrew will be in attendance at the exhibition so this is an opportunity to purchase direct from the artist. Free entry.

    Large Free car park, cafe, farm shop, visitor centre.
    m: 07734 155 834.

Source:  Lisa Dowden



Source:  Mark Evans



Ventriloquist, Gospel Magician and Evangelist here in August

Daniel Dee & Friends IW Tour August 2022
 Ventriloquist, Gospel Magician and Evangelist

Daniel has worked with children both professionally and within church settings for over 25 years. He is an award winning ventriloquist and uses this along with gospel magic to share the truth about God’s love and the salvation message of Jesus Christ.
Daniel has also provided entertainment in a wide variety of settings from pre-school to retirement homes – specialising in residents with dementia. He loves to engage with all ages but has a special heart for sharing the gospel with children and families.
He would love to visit you in your church, youth or community group with a small team including his wife, Allison, and two lovely children who are all excited to meet you!
You can meet him and a couple of his friends in
this short video:
Daniel Dee and friends will be on the island from week beginning 14th August.
If you would like him to visit you please contact Jan: Tel -  07891847385 to discuss.



A Holiday with other Christians in the Malverns

Aug 8th - 12th
staying at 
The Elim Conference Centre,
a 19th Century former Country House Estate  

Conference Centre Web Site
There will be one arranged walk in the glorious countryside each day, but the holiday is suitable for walkers and non walkers alike. Everyone will be free to swim in the heated outdoor pool, stroll in the grounds, go shopping, visit local attractions and only return in time for the evening event if that’s what they want to do. This may include a history talk, or a quiz; a craft activity or a murder mystery, followed by an epilogue. Many of those coming are single so no one is left out.

Rooms are twin or double ensuite and the cost of four nights’ accommodation per person is £376 shared / £428 single occupancy. This includes packed lunches and covers the evening meal from Monday 8th to breakfast on Friday 12th.

Please contact if you are interested



Source:   Rosemary Mitchell


Renew Wellbeing Café

A safe place where it’s ok to not be ok. 
Every Monday, 10am to noon,
Cowes Baptist Church. 

All welcome.

Please contact



Garfield Market - Ryde Community Hall

On the first Saturday of EVERY month in the Methodist Church Ryde. It starts at 10 am

To book a table please call Pauline on 01983 563163. There are lots of different stalls , specialist coffee all at £1 per cup . So why not come along and see if you can find a bargain and have a coffee and chat.




Events which take place on the 1st SUNDAY of each month

at  The Salvation Army Hall in Pyle Street Newport from 1.30 - 3.00pm.

Source:  Stella Hardiman




We are a Christian family returning to the island in July
and need a home to rent somewhere!
I'm aware there is a housing crisis, but believe God knows the place he has for us.
We need 2 or 3 bedrooms, and are ideally hoping to be in the Newport/Sandown/Ryde triangle. We could pay up to about £800 a month.
Just wondering if anyone on the newsletter knows a private landlord who may have something? We are visiting in June and would love to have something secured by the time we return if at all possible.

Contact Ed at

Position for Youth Worker

South Wight Area Youth Partnership
Based: Isle of Wight.
South Wight Area Youth Partnership SWAY (Christian Charity)
Position: Youth Worker
Salary: £19,500 to £22,000 p/a (depending on experience) 37.5 hours per week 2-year fixed term contract 
We are a progressive, welcoming and growing charity, situated on the beautiful south side of the Isle of Wight. We are looking to appoint a youth worker to help deliver our project enabling 10 – 18 year olds in their personal and social development through positive activities.
It is our vision to find a passionate, dynamic person to work with our Lead Youth Worker and Youth and Families Team. We are expanding and developing the youth work within the community and church, so we are looking for someone who is willing and able to reach out to the young people of our local communities and work within the Charity’s Christian ethos. We are looking for someone with experience in working with young people who is innovative and energetic, able to work within a team as well as independently; supported by other staff and volunteers. 
The role is based in the SWAY area with a focus towards Ventnor Town, working with the local schools, youth projects/partners and the wider community. The successful candidate will be required to work across the rural area and therefore must have their own transport. 
Aims of the role: 
  • Build on our existing work with the youth & young adults in the schools, communities and churches
  • Help extend SWAY programme across the Ventnor area
  • Develop new partnerships/youth groups in Ventnor area as required
  • Develop and support a new mentoring programme 
To be successful you must have a strong pastoral heart, the ability to engage with young people in a relevant way on their level, be able to manage your own workload and initiate new ideas, as well as having experience working with young people. To find out more please read the full job description on
our website:
or email and to apply at
Closing Date: 8th July 2022   Interview date July
The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
 SWAY is an equal opportunities employer.

Jews for Jesus 
It would be super to come alongside to your church and share about the work of Jews for Jesus. We are Jewish believers in Jesus. We were born of Jewish parents and have come to know the Messiah Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. We speak on a variety of themes from the Bible, e.g., the prophesies of the first coming of Messiah and their fulfilment, the feasts of Israel, Jewishness of the gospel and the work of Jews for Jesus, as well as give our testimony of what the Lord has done in our lives. We also speak as evangelists and warmly encourage church members to invite their friends along to hear the gospel from a different perspective. As Jewish people who have come to know the Messiah, we bring our own story that hopefully encourages others to be bold in their faith and that indeed the gospel is for all nations including the Jewish people.

You can contact me on or call me on 07904117824. I plan to visit the Isle of Wight for a week from AM Sunday 14th – PM Sunday 21st August and would be available to speak midweek as well on the Sundays. 
Here are some
Videos you might find interesting

Tower Bell ringers at All Saints’, Ryde Church were pleased to mark and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, The Queen.
Ten ringers took part over two days:

- on Thursday, between the times of 1952 and 2022, the bells sounded out across the town for all the community to enjoy as beacons were being lit around the UK.

- on Friday, leading up to the time of the Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, 45 minutes of majestic ringing was started off by the skillful tolling 70 times of the huge tenor bell
   of All Saints’- weighing 1320 kilograms  (26cwt.) - in recognition of the unique Platinum occasion; immediately after, the tenor bell joined in with the other seven bells for the wonderful, majestic ringing.

All the bell ringers were delighted to ring for such a special occasion as part of the Jubilee events organised locally. The atmosphere in the Ringing Room was one of a ‘Tower Party’ and home-made cake
was very much enjoyed after the physical exercise of the bell ringing!  Paul Robinson, Tower Captain at All Saints, Ryde Church said “I was pleased that a Ryde band was able to join the rest of the country in
ringing at these times”.

A letter, including records of the ringing, has been sent to Her Majesty, The Queen, along with the ringers’ congratulations and best wishes."
You will see from the link below that tower bell ringing is great fun, a gentle 'work out' and so much more!

Web Site
We would be delighted to invite you to visit us to see ringing at first hand, or maybe 'Have a go'.

Thank you.
Yours sincerely, 

Viv Nobbs
Tower Contact.   Tel: 01983 530920 and 07594 609 366


Witness to Witnesses 
Do you have any contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses?  I have been witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1985 and have had a  number of dealings with them on a fairly regular basis. 
If you have a concern for these people or you want to discuss ways to be more effective when you come into contact with them I would be interested in hearing from you. 
Email me on 
Please write "Witness to Witnesses" in the subject line so that I can distinguish your email from spam. 
Andy Hough 
Senior Steward 
Bembridge Methodist 


UNDAUNTED by Sue Gayner

My name is Sue Gayner and I would like to tell you of the book I wrote during lockdown.  The book is called UNDAUNTED and is available at £7.00 and tells my story in poetry, prose and reflections. It speaks of my stepping out and moving on in my own life. It is very apt for this particular time when many have experienced loss and  are finding it difficult to move on. My experience has been that God has met me at every turn in the road and He will meet you too.
I have a number of copies in stock.
Please email me at if you would like a copy of UNDAUNTED. All profits from this book will go to projects in Bulgaria, which I am involved in and will be visiting in June/July.
Alternatively UNDAUNTED is available on Amazon both in book and kindle. 
Be blessed as you read.
Sue Gayner
Mobile 07968244490   Phone 293539


Community of Celtic Spirituality

Hello, As a long-standing member of The Northumbria Community recently returned to the Isle of Wight, I am interested to discover if there are others on The Island who have associations with the Community specifically, or Celtic spirituality generally, however loose or tentative. I know some churches and individuals use our prayer book Celtic Daily Prayer (CDP). Perhaps there are others who have been on one of our retreats, read one of our publications, discovered some of our music, or who have heard of us and would like to know more.
If any of this applies to you, would you please email me in the first instance on And please could I ask you to pass this on to anyone you know to whom you think it might apply. Thank you. Malcolm (Ryde area).

Isle of Wight will host final stage of  2022 tour of Britain cycle race on Sunday 11th September

You may have seen that the Isle of Wight will host the final stage of the 2022 tour of Britain cycle race on Sunday 11th September. Being a Sunday it may be that some planed services could be affected but the road closures or parking restrictions as the event travels around the island, so wanted to find a way that I could share information and answer any questions a church may have.
There is a planned announcement of the route on the 6th April where a basic map will be included, however if it would be helpful I could provide a list of road names to help identify which churches will be on the route?
As yet exact timings are not known however we anticipate the event to start in Ryde at around 11am and finish in the West Wight at approximately 1530. The event is managed by a rolling closed road that is controlled by a police motorcycle unit in front and behind the riders. This means that traffic traveling towards the race will be diverted off the route as the riders pass through. Once the race has passed traffic can return to normal. Delivering the event in this way means there is less disruption that a full closure but does mean that sections or road are closed for around 30min. There will also be a number of on street parking restrictions imposed on the day that may also effect where people could park if they are attending a service, again I can provide more details of these once the details are finalised.  
If you are able to support me to share information, or would like to send any questions my way, that would be great.
I look forward to hearing from you
Many thanks
Alec Broome | Sports Development Officer | Directorate of Neighbourhoods | Sports Unit | Isle of Wight Council | Floor 5 | County Hall | Newport | Isle of Wight | PO30 1UD
Tel: 07812 513535 | Email: | Web: | Facebook:

Happy Times Gardening
Reliable and professional design and maintenance services. 
Creating outside spaces to make you smile.

For further information:
Call: Justine on 07816608164

I look forward to hearing from you.
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

Mobile:  0033 649699146

Contact Helen Rogers

Steve and Helen were formerly members of the Church on the Isle of Wight and with family here regularly visit.
Art and Design Gifts from Suzi Anderson

An exciting range of Garments, Cards, Wonkey Doodle images, Fine Art, Coasters, Place Mats, Mugs and Key rings all with Suzi's unique art and designs.
Ethical too - so no cheap and wasteful goods with poor green credentials

Please browse her new
Web Site and see if there's anything you would like for that special someone.  Contact Suzi:
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
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.

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