Pew Leaflet


Holy Cross, Binstead

St Peter’s, Havenstreet

21st April 2019
                                                                                                           Easter Day                                                                                                         
  Year C

Acts 10. 34-43                                                                           1 Corinthians 15. 19-26                                                                        Luke 24. 1-12

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.  At the Communion services those who are confirmed and those who normally receive Communion in their own church (whatever denomination) are invited to receive the bread and wine. All are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing. 

Christ is risen.  He is risen indeed, Alleluia
A very happy and blessed Easter to everyone.  Veronica

Teas are available at Holy Cross Church today from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm and
future Sunday afternoons until September

Evening Worship today is a service of Prayer, Music and Meditation using Taize Chants
at Holy Cross at 7.00 pm

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Joan Crosley; Dave Bushell; Becky Cummings; Daisy; Jacky Eldridge: Pat Grist; Jan Jacobs;
Viv Rollingson; Sarah Townsend; William Warren; Valerie Worster.

Ronald Henry Watts
Diana Rosemary Smith
Marjorie Alicia Kemp

Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Harry Coombs; Jean Langdon; Harold Priest; John William ‘Jack’ Rayment;
Barbara Peggy ‘Nana’ Wheeler; Anne Willoughby; Reginald George & Bella Mary Worrall


Monday 22nd      8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                           6.30 pm-7.00 pm      ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 23rd       8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 24th 8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am                     Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
Thursday 25th     8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
                           7.00 pm                    Sung Eucharist (St Peter’s)
Friday 26th          8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           7.30 pm                    St Peter’s Events Committee meets in Church
Sunday 28th                                          2nd Sunday of Easter
                                                            St Mark’s Patronal Festival
                           8.00 am                     Holy Communion (Holy Cross)                        
                         10.30 am                    Joint Parishes Communion at St Mark’s, Wootton
                                                            Preacher -  Revd Canon Anthony Rustell
                                                            NO 9.30 am service at Holy Cross &
                                                            NO 11.00 am service at St Peter’s

                         2.30 pm-5.00 pm        Teas available at Holy Cross
                         6.30 pm                      Churches Together for a Service of Prayer, Music and
                                                            Meditation at St Edmund’s Wootton                                        

A TIME TO PRAY: We are trying to cultivate the habit of prayer in our parish to help each other and ask for God's blessing on the Island, to increase our love for the Lord and to grow our church numbers. Please pray for these things on a Monday during the half hour from 6.30pm to 7pm.

            The Mission Prayer

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness.  Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   

THANK YOU: To all who helped in any way with the worship and church decorations during Holy Week and Easter.  A special ‘thank you’ to the organists, Marian, Ellie and Edgar, and to the choir, to those who read at the Three Hour devotion on Good Friday; to Margaret and her team of Flower ladies at Holy Cross, and to Margaret and Mary at St Peter’s, for making the churches look so beautiful and to Edgar for the Memorial scrolls in both churches. Thank you.

THANK YOU:  to the children of Year 5 at Binstead School for helping to make the Easter Chicks now displayed on the mobile at Holy Cross.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONFIRMATION: Confirmation classes for 9-15year olds will take place at St Mark’s on these dates: April 25th 7-8pm; May 9th 7-8pm; May 23rd 7-8pm, June 6th 7-8pm and June 20th 7-8pm If you are interested in joining the group, please sign up by sending an email to Veronica; or by contacting Hilary Spurgeon on (615551) or at The Confirmation service will take place at the Minster on Sunday 14th July. Please do remember the candidates in your prayers.

EMMAUS SUPPER: As a number of people are not available for the supper scheduled for this Wednesday, 24th April it has been decided to cancel this meeting.  Next Emmaus Supper will be on 22nd May.

FRIENDS OF HOLY CROSS:  The ‘Friends’ has now been re-launched.  We now need to promote ‘The Friends’ whenever possible and application forms are at the back of the Church.  We will also endeavour to promote it at the various events.  If there are any members of the congregation who would like to join, it’s not too late, please see Hilary.

TRANSFORMING LIFE FOR GOOD (TLG) is a really exciting opportunity for a volunteer who wants to make a positive difference in a child’s life.  We are looking for a volunteer to be committed to going into Oakfield primary school to mentor one child, one hour a week at the school, for one school year.  Training would be provided.  DBS and safeguarding training would be mandatory.  The project receives training, support and supervision from the TLG charity, Holy Cross Church, Binstead and St John’s Church, Ryde.  Please contact Veronica or Rodney if you are interested.

BLUEBELL WALK: This will again take place from Newnham Farm NEXT Sunday 28th April commencing at 2.30 pm.  Tickets £4.00 to include tea will be available from Tina (611020); Joan (614053); Liz (872877); Hilary (615551). Gifts of cakes would be much appreciated, if you are able to donate one please let Janet Hingert; Janette Dye (883567) or Hilary Spurgeon (615551) know.

SUNDAY TEAS – HOLY CROSS:  Sunday Teas commence TODAY Easter Sunday, 21st April and a rota is now at the back of the Church.  A number of people indicated they would be willing to help in this connection and it would be helpful if they could indicate when they could help so the Social committee could see where there are likely to be gaps.

                                                                                                   ADVANCE NOTICES
26th April 7.30 pm St Peter’s Events Committee meets in Church
27th April 10.00 am Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
28th April 2.30 pm Bluebell Walk starting at Newnham Farm
1st May 12.30 pm Community Lunch at Havenstreet Community Centre

7th May 7.30 pm St Peter’s PCC meets in Church

9th May 2.00 pm Plurality Pastoral Care Team meets at Holy Cross

14th May 12 noon Food, Friends and Fellowship lunch at Holy Cross

18th May 4.00 pm Installation of the Venerable Peter Leonard as Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight
                                                                                                                                     at Newport Minster

20th May 7.30 pm Holy Cross PCC meets in Church