Pew Leaflet


                                                                                                         9th June 2019
                                                                                                               Year C

Acts 2. 1-21                                                                                     Romans 8. 14-17                                                                 John 14. 8-17;25-27

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.

Teas are being served at Holy Cross Church today from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

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

John Henry Reynolds
Robert Howes
Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Eric Ansell; Iris Briggs; David Kelleway; Edith Grace Hogg; Katherine Hudson; Philip Simmonds;
Mary Eugenie Thorp; William Harry Turner; Mary Wilkins


Monday 10th       8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                           6.30 pm-7.00 pm      ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 11th       8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                          12 noon                      Food, Friends & Fellowship Lunch (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 12th 8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am                     Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                         11.00 am                     Holy Communion at Northbrooke Nursing Home
                          7.30 pm                     Confirmation Group at Holy Cross
Thursday 13th    8.00 am                       Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
                          8.00 pm                     Joint PCC’s Holy Communion at  Holy Cross              
Friday 14th         8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Saturday 15th     9.30 am                      Portsmouth Diocesan Synod meets in Cathedral House
Sunday 16th                                          Trinity Sunday
                         9.30 am                       Parish Communion (Holy Cross)
                       10.00 am                       Peter’s Pop In (St Peter’s)
                       12.30 pm                      Sunday Lunch at the Fleming Arms.  Please contact
                                                            Hilary (615551) to book a place.
                         2.30 pm-5.00 pm        Teas served at Holy Cross
                         7.00 pm                      Service of Prayer, Music and Meditation
                                                            using Taize chants (Holy Cross)

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.   

CONGRATULATIONS: To Joan Livingstone on the birth of her first great-grandchild, Oliver Ryan.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONFIRMATION: Confirmation classes for 9-15year olds will take place at St Mark’s on these dates: June 20th 7-8pm   The Confirmation service will take place at the Minster on Sunday 14th July. Please do remember the candidates in your prayers.

ISLE OF WIGHT DEMENTIA PATHFINDERS: A Dinner and Jazz Concert will take place at St Mark’s Church on Saturday 15th June from 7-11pm to launch the Isle of Wight Dementia Pathfinders Charity. Tickets for this fundraising Jazz event will cost £10 per person, and will include a glass of wine and a fully catered dinner. A raffle will also take place.

Tickets are available on the night or in advance via eventbrite:

Further information from Veronica (07921 514 906) or Barbara Stephens 07774 935 905.

CHRISTIAN AID & CLIMATE COALITION:  On Wednesday June 26th, Christian Aid and the Climate Coalition are gathering in London for the 'Time is Now' rally, to call the government to take seriously the multiple risks to the environment.  So that the organisers can gauge some idea of the numbers please sign up here:

There is a coach for £12.00 leaving from Portsmouth and you can book your place at

ROLL OUT THE BARREL:  Over 4000 children in Africa die each week from water related diseases.  ‘Roll out the barrel’ is a local charity set up to help address this problem.  Why not drop in to Havenstreet Community Centre THIS Friday, 14th June between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm, have a cup of tea or coffee, a slice of cake and a chat with Adrian Brewer, the founder of the charity and find out how you can reduce this number and make a difference.

CATHERINE COESHOTT would like to let you know that her Way Forward performance group is presenting a show called Into The Jungle (loosely based on The Jungle Book) at Medina Theatre on Monday 24th June at 18.30.  Tickets are £8 (with the usual concessions) and are available through the Medina Theatre Box Office or website.  Catherine has been rehearsing very hard for her role as Kaa the snake!

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The first session of this will take place at Holy Cross on Wednesday 26th June at 2.00 pm.  Music is a powerful media and this is a very positive way it can be used.

ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK:  Both Holy Cross and St Peter’s churches have agreed to support the IW Foodbank again.  Boxes are at the back of both churches which will be taken to the headquarters in Cowes on a regular basis.  Both churches can be a collection point for both communities so please do make this as widely known as possible

JAZZ CONCERT: The Jim Thorn Quartet will be giving a concert at Holy Cross Church on Saturday 29th June at 7.30 pm. Tickets £10.00 to include a glass of Pimms and light refreshments available from
 Tina (611020), Joan (614053) Barbara (564413)  & Hilary (615551).

ICON WORKSHOP: An Icon Workshop led by Ruth Tuschling, will take place on Saturday July 6th, from 10am-3pm at Holy Cross Church, Binstead.  Please register your interest with Veronica.

HOLY CROSS TALENTS SCHEME:  Everyone has a talent, sometimes more than one! The Holy Cross Social and Fundraising Committee is launching a Talents Scheme to raise funds for Holy Cross.  The idea is that the Church will offer you £5.00 and ask you to multiply it as much as you can and as may times as you can.  The initiative will run to the Patronal Festival on Sunday 15th September.  If you would like to take part in this please do have a word with Joan Crosley (614053) or Hilary (615551).  If you are not sure what you might have to offer Joan does have a list of ideas!    

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN THE RYDE AREA:  For the next evening worship on 23rd June we are invited to All Saints’, Ryde at 6.30 pm for evensong.

                                                            ADVANCE NOTICES

16th June 12.30 pm Sunday Lunch at the Fleming Arms

26th June 2.00 pm  Musical Memories (Holy Cross)

28th  June  7.00 pm     Friends of St Peter’s Evening at Havenstreet Community Centre                        

29th June  10.00 am – 12.00 pm   Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre  

29th June  7.30 pm      Jazz Concert by Jim Thorn Quartet  (Holy Cross)

4th July 2.00 pm Plurality Pastoral Care Team meets at Holy Cross