Wight Church Newsletter No 679
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Wight Church Newsletter No 679


Wight Church Network
Transformation Partnership Connection
Islandwide Church Noticeboard

No 679         Circulation:  536     4th April 2024
Next Issue - 18th April 2024

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Featured Ministry -
Two minute video - NEW EVERY ISSUE if you send them in
Richard & Rajinder Buxton. Prayer Mobilisers. Wight Church Network

Sunday 7th April - Cafe Church at St Catherine's Ventnor
Monday 8th April - Full Gospel Businessmen Dinner at Holmwood Hotel
Tuesday 9th April - Children's Spring Craft Morning - Ryde Methodist
13th to 15th April - Christian mens residential weekend
Saturday 13th April - Phoenix Choir to Visit Aspire Ryde
Saturday 20th April -
Abbey Brass - Spring Concert at Bembridge Methodist Church
Wed 8th to Sat 11th May - Jigsaw Festival at St Mary's Cowes
Sunday 19th May - "Free The Wight" Prayer Initiative
Saturday 8th June - Mental Heath Friendly Church Training Day

26th to 28th July - Lionheart Festival - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Ongoing Events
First Tuesday every month- Coffee Morning St Mary's Cowes
2nd and 4th Thursdays - Warm Hub - Community Lunch - St John's Church Hall
1st Sunday of Every Month - Cafe Church St Catherine's Ventnor
2nd Sunday of the Month - FaithCafe at Newport Salvation Army Hall
Every Monday - Renew Cowes Wellbeing Cafe
Every Monday - Table Tennis at St Mary's Cowes

Every Tuesday in Term Time, Toddlers – 9.30-11am.  Cowes Baptist Church. Email
Wednesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm - The Cuppa Club at Ryde Methodist Church Hall
Every Wednesday  - Living with the Word of God at Verbum Dei Retreat Centre
Thursdays from February - Art and Craft Group St Mary's Church Cowes

Notices and Nuggets
"Pray for Youth" Frame Maps
Operation Mobilisation - Mission Opportunities and Resources

Lionheart Outreach with Christ For All Nations and Island Congregations
Hope for Dave ! - Formerly
Dave's Fundraising Army - See Change of Circumstances
Creation Matters
Packs of Hope: New opportunity to Serve & Bless people.
Book your Charity/Ministry/Business Stall at Lionheart Festival 2024
Christians in Care Web Site

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

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Dinner on Monday 8th April 2024
At The New Holmwood Hotel, 65 Queen's Road, Cowes, PO31 8BW
The Guest Speaker will be Richard Buxton
Richard and his wife Rajinder have been in ministry together for over 40 years. With both having given up their professions. Richard as a solicitor and Rajinder as a nurse.
While Richard was from a non-Christian background , Rajinder grew up in Malaysia from a Sikh background. After giving their lives to Christ and Bible College training they spent many years serving as missionaries in Tanzania and Malaysia.
Before moving to the Isle of Wight in 2022 they lead a large international church in West London for 25 years. 
Due to their passion for prayer they have been appointed by the Wight Church Network to be their Prayer Mobilisers for the Isle of Wight.
The cost of the evening will be £26 per person, paid by cash or cheque on the night.
To book, please contact Jan on mobile 07944 029132 or email by 28th March with your choice of menu (see attached)
 Source:   David Osborn


 Source:   Shirley Whittingstall


Christian mens residential weekend

Isle of Wight Wild at Heart Weekend 13-15 April 24

Camping and dormitories available
(Donations of up to £50 welcomed)

DAY 1 (Sat morning)
10:00 - 12:00 - Arrive
12:00 - 13:00 – Lunch
13.00 -17:00 – Free Time/Activity
17.00 – 18: 00 - Dinner
18.00 – Fire/Movie
DAY 2 (Sunday)
08:00 - 08:30 – Daily Prayer
08:30 – 09:30 – Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00 - Session – The Heart of a Man
11:00 - 11:30 - Break
11:30 – 12:30 - Session – Epic: The Larger Story
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 – Free Time/Activity
16:30 - 17:30 - Session – The Poser
17:30 - 18:30 - Reflection Time with God (Mandatory Silence)
18:30 – onwards BBQ/Fire/Movie
DAY 3 (Monday)
8:00 - 8:30 – Daily Prayer
8:30 – 09:30 - Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00 – Session - Beauty
11:00 – 12:00 - Prayer
12:00 – Lunch and depart

Useful Info
• Matthew McKeown Mob: 07761540627
(Please let me know dietary or mobility requirements)
• Lifts available from ferry if coming as foot passengers (keeps ferry costs down)
• Please bring outdoor gear
Corf Camp Web site
Travel to the Isle of Wight
 Source:   Matt Mckeown


Abbey Brass present a Spring Concert at Bembridge Methodist Church

on Saturday 20 April at 7.30pm.

The varied programme will feature music for all tastes.
Admission is free with a retiring collection and there will be a raffle and refreshments.
Source:   Simon Smith

Source:   Heather Cobb  Tel 298851


Free the Wight

A really exciting and significant prayer event at locations all over the island called ‘Free the Wight’.
Many of you are already aware and are actively preparing now to participate. We have churches right across the island, from all different denominations joining together for this hour of prayer on:                                                                                                                                 
Pentecost Sunday 19th May, from 4.00pm - 5.00pm
You can see a short explanatory
Video on YouTube

I have attached PDF file of the details, which are self-explanatory and straightforward. Please read them and if you would like to participate, talk with your congregations leadership team

If you have any questions or need any further clarification, don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know. 
Every blessing,
Revs Richard & Rajinder Buxton
Prayer Mobilisers
Wight Church Network


Source:  Bob White

Ongoing Events


Source:   Alexandra Bruce


Source:  Adrian Pinnock


If you have not already viewed our YouTube Worship - Heaven Torn Down, Here it is again. If you live on the Isle of Wight I'd love to invite you to our 'Crafty' Church from 1pm at Newport Congregational (Food, fellowship & craft session) followed by a short All Age Worship and Communion event at 2pm. 

Here is your new all age WORSHIP with subtitles, music, a clip from The Chosen and a short reflection. SONGS Young people from Fountainview Academy sing Redeemer of the Rain, Holy Spirit Come is sung by Patrick Maybury), Blow Like a Mighty Wind (Jephthah Idahosa Aigbe) & Oceans.  HYMNS We have an Anchor (Steve Parsons) & O For a Closer Walk with God. For Island residents: Lunch & Laidback Worship from 1.00pm at The Salvation Army hall in Newport.
With kind regards from Stella. Web Link
Source:  Stella Hardiman




Renew Wellbeing Café – A place where it’s OK not to be OK. 
Every Monday, 10-2, including soup lunch.  Cowes Baptist Church, Victoria Road, Cowes. 
All welcome.

Source:   Heather Cobb


Source:   Shirley Whittingstall


Living with the Word of God”

Meeting EVERY Wednesday facilitated by the Community from 12.00 – 2.30 at the

Verbum Dei Retreat Centre, Nunnery Lane Carisbrooke,

a time for:

coffee, a themed talk, prayer, sharing and light lunch.

Cost  - a donation of £5


Source:   Patricia Yandell




Source:   Heather Cobb

Notices and Nuggets

Pray for Youth

These maps are to go in the photo frames given out at the recent Pray the Wight event to encourage people to pray every day for our young people and the youth work going on across the Island.
Anyone can download one and put it on their fridge or prayer board – and on church premises.
Thanks to Peter Herman in Newport for the inspiration and execution.
Click on the Image to Download and Print Out


Source:  Brian Harley     Wight Church Team


Lionheart Outreach

We are delighted to be partnering with Christ for all nations and churches across the Island for Lionheart outreach. There are 7 bases across the Island where Christ for all Nations will be holding evangelistic workshops in 7 bases at the same time and then will be heading on to the streets to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

Further information about our outreach work with Christ For All Nations is coming soon.


“All this beauty is of God.”

(Isle of Wight motto)
Creation Matters! is a network of individuals, from churches across the Isle of Wight, that seeks to encourage and inspire creation care on and around the Island. We seek to bring hope and practical good news to the places where we live through innovative community engagement.

Creation Matters! was formed in 2022 and has attracted Christians from churches across the Isle of Wight. The aim is to encourage and inspire creation care through developing an understanding of the Christian response to climate change and improving biodiversity. Anybody can join the network on the understanding that it is distinctly a Christian initiative.

We gather, discuss and disseminate practical information and advice and bring prayerful hope to this beautiful Island through community engagement within and beyond the Christian church.

We have been supported and inspired in our development by Christian organisations such as A Rocha UK, Tearfund and Hope for the Future.

Our plans include:
• Presenting our thoughts to the parliamentary candidates this year in the hope that
creation care is a high priority for the next Government.
• Celebrating relevant initiatives across the Island.
• Supporting churches to work towards an Eco Church award.
• Empowering Christians to raise creation care issues in all aspects of their worship
and church life.
• Developing a Creation Matters! website for awareness raising, support, and the
sharing of information and resources.


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Packs of Hope:  New opportunity to Serve & Bless people. 

If you want to help with the admin required or other voluntary roles please message Mark Evans at

We have significant funds via connect4communities, to help people at this time. We just need the volunteers to make it happen.

If you know anyone who would benefit please also give them my details.





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We are looking forward to Lionheart Festival 2024 from the 26th to 28th of July. We invite you to take part and would like to offer you the opportunity to represent your Business, Ministry, or Charity at Lionheart Festival 2024.

We do not charge a 'pitch fee'. Our hope, aim, and prayer is to all work together.

To find out more, please get in touch:

Find out more about Lionheart Festival by visiting our website

Lionheart Festival provides a space for believers to be refreshed, restored, and revived. Along with a place where ‘not yet believers’ can experience God and ‘the church’ as a united body in celebration in the great outdoors.

Check out our full   Lionheart 2022 highlights video!


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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.


Have you visited Newport’s Living Room yet?

We are now open                                                                                                                                            
MONDAY : 09:00 – 14.00
TUESDAY : 09:00 – 14.00
THURSDAY : 09:00 – 14.00
FRIDAY : 09:00 – 14.00
SATURDAY : 09:00 – 14.00

The Living Room is a community café in the heart of Newport High Street. 

  • A place to relax, chat with friends or enjoy some time to yourself, and enjoy great coffee.
  • a be place where everyone from our community can come, feel at home, be valued and looked after
  • a range of teas, coffees and soft drinks are served as well as an enticing array of cakes

For all the latest news and information please visit their Facebook page (you don’t need a Facebook account to read the updates)

Nail cutting, removal of hard skin and corns, diabetic care, cracked heels,
general footcare advice and treatments. 
All appointments in your own home, providing a friendly and gentle service. 
30 minute appointment £28 
PLEASE CALL LEANNE - 07552628465
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.


Kingdom Creative, an initiative that seeks to help churches/ministries with their graphic design work in order to reach more people for the kingdom. 
Projects, posters, branding or any other graphic design work.
Helping churches with their youtube thumbnails for their weekly livestream, so that instead of having the same image, each livestream has a designed thumbnail suitable for the specific message. The idea of this is that this way the videos get viewed more by the public when they see a thumbnail specifically representing that talk.

Peter Herman

Accredited Counselling Training
on the Isle of Wight

Known as WCTI ( Wight Counselling Training Institute) We are an established counselling training provider in Shalfleet, Near Newport that provides 3 accredited Counselling Qualifications:

An introduction to counselling over 10 weeks

A professional certificate in Counselling over 12 months

A professional diploma in Counselling leading to registration as a counsellor ( 2 years)

We also provide organisations on the island with funded counselling support.

If you would like more information or wish to apply, please do get in touch

Charlotte Collins Co-director Wight Counselling Training Institute
Web Site    01983 722625




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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