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Wight Church Newsletter No 664


             Wight Church Network
Transformation Partnership Connection

Islandwide Church Noticeboard
No 664              Circulation:  527         27th July 2023

Next Issue on 14th September 2023 (after a Holiday Break for August)

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Friday 28th July - Julian Meeting at Carisbrooke Priory
Fri 28th July - Miracle Services at Newport Congregational
Sat 29th July to Fri 4th August - St Mary's Cowes Week Refreshments, Meals and Stalls
Thursday 3rd August - Open Door Worship at Carisbrooke Priory
7th to 12th August - Jigsaw Puzzle Festival - St James Church East Cowes
Saturday 19th August - Open the Book - Information and Training Day

20th to 27th August 2023 - Transformers - week-long Christian tech' camp (14 -18's)
26th to 28th August - Flower Festival - St Peter's Shorwell
31st Aug to 5th Sept - Andrew Dowden Exhibition at Quarr Abbey
Tuesday 5th September - Cost of Living Pressures Partnership Meeting
Saturdays 9th and 16th September - Abbey Brass in concert at two Island Churches

Saturday 9th September - Verbum Dei Community Retreat Day - 9th September
Saturday 23rd September - Ladies Day at Maranatha Christian Fellowship with Carol Bostock
Saturday 30th September - Ministry Amongst Older People Conference
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November - New Christian Art Journaling Weekend

Ongoing Events
Sundays 7.30pm - Worship in the Open Air at Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin
First Tuesday Every Month - Coffee Morning St Marys Cowes

Wednesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm - The Cuppa Club at Ryde Methodist Church Hall
Thursdays 1930 - 2100hrs - Ring the Changes. Join the Bell Ringers at St Mary's Brading

Notices and Nuggets
FaithCafe Isle of Wight
Rooms to Let in Central Ryde
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
Embracing Age - Volunteer Admin Person needed
Volunteers needed for Pyle Street Pantry
Adopt South
Project Fusion

St Mary's Church Hall Brading - For Hire
Samaritans Shop Volunteers Needed

Home for Good
Newsletters from other Organisations
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Wight Church Website
Directory of Island Church Congregations
Directory of Island Christian Organisations
Directory of Island Christian Businesses 

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Supporting Wight Church Newsletter
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Patrick Dixon

Source:   Admin


Come and be healed, as we have seen God do amazing things before.
Our prayer is for the Uniting of Churches on the Island & to work together for His Glory. We believe that God can break through in a move of the Spirit, in Jesus name.

Source:    Mark Evans


Source:   Heather Cobb




Source:   Rosemary Mitchell



Source:   Julie Croydon

A few of us from the Island help run Transformers - a week-long Christian technology camp for teenagers aged 14-18 held in Blandford Forum. This year's holiday is running from 20th-27th August.
We run Photography, Music Production, Coding and Video Production activities alongside worship and study times for exploring and developing faith.
If you know any young people who would be interested in coming along, or anyone who might be interested in serving on team (who start 2 days earlier on 18th August), there's more information here: or email us at,uk with any questions!

Sarah Clarke (Event Leader)


Source:  BBMCS Five Parishes


Cost of Living Pressures Partnership Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 5th September at 3.30pm.
Community Action IW is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Cost of Living Pressures Partnership Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 9640 4632
As requested at the last meeting, attached is the Our Place leaflet.
A reminder that recordings of previous meetings can be viewed here: Community Action Isle of Wight Cost of Living Pressures Partnership Meeting Records - Community Action Isle of Wight
Sandy Ciccognani
Volunteer Centre Manager/Public Engagement Officer for HealthwatchIW
01983 539 370 / 07498470216
Web Site
Verbum Dei Community Retreat Day - 9th September 2023 10.30 - 4.30

Verbum Dei Retreat Centre, Nunnery Lane, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
"Come - touch my life again" will be a quiet space to renew our relationship with Jesus.
The day starts with coffee at 10.30.  Please bring with you a Bible and a notebook.  There will be a light lunch provided by the resident community.  Coffee and tea will be available all day.  The cost will be £20.
For those coming from the mainland we aim to catch the 9.00am vehicle ferry to East Cowes and return on the 18.00 ferry.
For further information and to book a place please contact Patricia Yandell on 07835948435 or
or Sr Margarida Londral on



Abbey Brass – the Island’s newest brass band – are in concert at two churches in September.

They will be performing music for all tastes

at St Mary’s Church, Brading on Saturday 9 September and

at Binstead Methodist Church on Saturday 16 September.

Both start at 7.30pm and admission is free with retiring collections in aid of church and band funds.

Source: Simon Smith, Abbey Brass.   Tel: 07464 944409


Ladies Day at Maranatha Christian Fellowship

Pastor’s wife Maggie Actkinson invites all the ladies for a lovely ladies day at Maranatha Christian Fellowship Ventnor

on Saturday, September 23 at 10-4pm

with Carol Bostock of Beauty for Ashes ministry who partnered with the late Jennifer Rees Larcombe.
A wonderful time of spiritual refreshing and fellowship for us ladies.

Lunch provided
Please respond by 5th of September or latest the 10th so I have an idea of numbers.

Further information from or 07759290409

Source:  Maggie Actkinson


A ferry is required to travel to the Isle of Wight. The nearest ferry is Lymington (New Forest) – Yarmouth and is a 30min crossing. Yarmouth Town is 3 miles from the hostel.

There is a gravel carpark outside the hostel with space for 8 cars which is free to guests. Free street parking is also available opposite our building for one large coach or 3 minibuses or 6 extra cars.
Please send me a message if you have any questions and if you know anyone on a grief journey, bring them too.

Web Site                         Booking Form
Thank you
Beverley Jessup
Independent Speech & Language Therapist & training consultant
Phone: 01983-618757        Mobile:07854258766
Ongoing Events


.Source:    Brian Harley

Source:   Heather Cobb


Source:   Shirley Whittingstall


Source:   Sue Birch

Notices and Nuggets


Here is our latest worship with a horticultural theme with music, prayers & a short reflection from an island garden. SONGS / HYMNS Barnsley Children's Choir sing Rutter's All Things Bright & Beautiful & Now the Green Blade Rises is sung by Steve Winwood. Song of Solomon (Martin Smith) & Harvest (Freedom City).  Web Address

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Shoebox Appeal

Would your church like to support children across the globe who have nothing? Please consider working with OCC (Operation Christmas Child) this year and encouraging people around you to make up a shoebox.

This is an evangelistic organisation who work with local churches in the countries they take boxes to. In some places they are able to offer discipleship courses to the children and their families.

Check out their website….

Here you will find lots of information, videos and resources to share with church, school or workplace.
I am happy to point people in the right direction.
I will be working with my local church and encouraging local schools to be involved.

Please call or message me if you would like some help in organising this in your church or school.
Sandra Snell….07835486128….


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Could you help this Island Ministry grow ? Helping some of the most vulnerable people in society who Jesus would be right there in the midst of showing His love,care and compassion for. Care Home Residents without family or friends or who are particularly isolated and lonely .
Web Site

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Adopt South

Adopt South | Health and social care | Hampshire County Council (
Our Web Site lists Upcoming Events which include virtual 1 to 1 appointment with a member of the team. This is a really accessible way for people living on the island to have that 1 to 1 interaction with us and ask any questions they might have about the process.
We also offer Online Adoption Information Sessions which are held via zoom every other Monday evening 7-8pm by 2 social workers and an adopter. So a lot of options for people to interact with us and gather information if they are interested in adopting.

Here’s some events you will find on our website:

Adopt South will also be at the Lionheart event on the Island on Saturday, 15th July 2023 and the Garlic Festival on 19-20 August. 

Holly Hansford
Children and Families Support Worker- Recruitment & Stage One Teams
Adopt South, Glen House, Glen Road, Hampshire, SO31 7HD     Tel:   0300 3000 011 

Project Fusion – bringing together community, mental health and learning disability services
We are bringing together Community, Mental Health and Learning Disability Services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight into one, new NHS Trust by April 2024.
The temporary name of this programme of work is Project Fusion and it involves Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, and also Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Hampshire. 
Bringing these services together in this way will deliver benefits for both patients and staff.  For patients it will ensure that no matter where you live, your access to services will be the same, the service you get will be the same and your health outcome will be the same.  For staff, bringing organisations together will help reduce staffing vacancies, offer career progression and development opportunities and support professionals working more closely together.
Local services will still be delivered close to home in each area, but by sharing resources and expertise we aim to improve the way services work to benefit our patients, communities, and our staff.
Joining together will also help us collectively to meet the changing and increasing needs of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight population, ensuring our services are in good shape, joined up and continue to be available for years to come.
For more information you can
visit our website
We want to hear from you, so if you have any questions or feedback, you can email us at 
We would very much like to come and discuss this with your group/s (members) and have a chance to discuss any hopes or concerns they might have.

Kind regards,

Cheryl Soutar     
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator - Transformation
IW Project Fusion
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, PO30 5TG


Ideal for Birthday parties, Special Occasions, Social events, 
Family gatherings, Meetings, Fitness Cla
sses, etc.

Reasonable rates of hire

Modern Hall, with good facilities.
Well equipped kitchen
 WiFi available
Disabled access and facilities – on the level
On bus route 2 & 3, stop close by
On railway route – Ryde to Shanklin
Parking available in adjacent Town Car Park.
Limited parking on driveway
Enquiries: Sue- 01983 407723

Spring Newsletter

Dear Friends and Supporters,

You may have been wondering whether the bus outreach is still active in our towns as our
newsletters have not included our itinerary.
I wish to confirm that we are continuing the outreach as follows:-
Tuesdays - Moa Place Car Park Freshwater from 7pm
Wednesdays -  Car Park Wroxall from 7pm
Thursdays - CO-OP Car Park Shanklin from 7pm
Thank you for your prayer and financial support which we greatly value.

Every blessing
Roy Moul
Acting Chairman

Source:    Georgie on 07410898723

My name is Lucy Nicholas and I am a volunteer champion for home for good. A few years ago before the pandemic hit, we were part of a group that helped to launch the charity on the Isle of Wight. But with everything closing down, we were at a loss about what we could do. Now that everything is opening up again, a few of us were approached by Adopt South to find out if there were any island churches who would like to engage with them.
My request is therefore two fold.
1) to see if anyone would like to join our Facebook group (link below), so that we could arrange an information event which Adopt South can join. If you are not on social media, please email me in and let me know your interest.
2) To find out if there are any other Christian adoptive parents / foster carers on the island who would like to have a regular meet up where we can provide prayer or peer support for each other. Most probably this could happen quarterly so that it won't be too much of a commitment for anyone.
If anyone can circulate this amongst their church families, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks very much for reading, love and prayers to you all.



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L'Eèbènisterie is refurbished Stone Cottage (with Pool) for up to 5 persons.

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Contact Helen Rogers

Steve and Helen were formerly members of the Church on the Isle of Wight and, with family here, regularly visit.
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.
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