Pew Leaflet

10th October, 2021
19th Sunday after Trinity
Year B


   Amos 5. 6-7, 10-15

Hebrews 4. 12-end

                 Mark 10. 17-31

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.  A special welcome to James Soley and his family and friends.  James is being baptised at the 9.30 am service today.  Also to Oliver and Sam Holland and their family and friends.  Oliver and Sam are being baptised on Saturday morning. 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.  Due to Covid, Communion is only in one kind.  All are welcome to receive a blessing.

A prayer for this Sunday

God of infinite patience and wisdom, we come to you with so many things that claim our time, our energy,

our resources, our very lives. We are easily drawn away from serving you by the enticements of the world for wealth, ease, and comfort. Just like the young man in the scriptures, we are held captive by our treasures.

You seek to transform our lives from captivity to freedom in witness and service..

Give us courage and strength to truly be your disciples. Amen.


We pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Heather; Jackie; Ann; Dave; Michelle; Daisy; Pat; Bishop Peter; Hilary, Connie; Brenda,
Keith; Norma; Josh; Phoebe; Sarah; Simon; Jim; Tim; Teddy.



Gordon Chubb; Charles Peter Norrie, Mary Constantina Phipps;
Eric Gilbert; Alfred James Graham Griffin

those whom we remember in our memorial books this week

Leslie & Ivy Allen; Ernie Attrill; John Baldry; Arthur Brindley Durham; Brian Sidney Hull;
Raymond John Potter



Wednesday 13th October 2021           9.30 am           Holy Communion (St Edmund's)

Wednesday 13th  October  –               11 00 am         Funeral Mary Phipps (Holy Cross)
Saturday 16th October 2021                11 00 am         Baptism of Oliver and Sam Holland (Holy Cross))

Sunday 17th October                                                   20th Sunday after Trinity

9.30 am           Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
9.30 am           Morning Worship (St Mark's)
11.00 am         Morning Worship (St Peter's)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH: The new Bishop of Portsmouth will be the Rt Rev Jonathan Frost, who is currently the Dean of York. Downing Street announced last Friday morning that HM the Queen had nominated Bishop Jonathan to be the tenth Bishop of Portsmouth. His current role involves him leading the historic York Minster where he has served since February 2019. He has previously been a parish priest, police chaplain, university chaplain and suffragan bishop. For more information about him please see the Diocesan web site,


HARVEST TEA: Thank you to those who supported/donated or attended the Harvest Tea last Sunday.  Despite the weather it was well supported and raised £268 for Holy Cross funds.


SHOE BOXES:  The Rotary Club of Ryde have this year reinstated the Shoe Boxes for disadvantaged children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, and the Philippines.  The appeal is for boxes for age groups from 1- 15 years.  There are leaflets in both churches giving further details of what is and is not allowed in the boxes.  In order to get them to their destinations in time for Christmas they need to be in church by 31st October.

HOLY CROSS MONTHLY MAINTENANCE TEAM (as agreed by the PCC). Thank you to the volunteers who agreed to help keep our church and grounds looking clean and tidy. There is a list at the back of the church to see what the general consensus of opinion of us all as to a suitable/convenient day. It may even be bi-monthly; we shall have to see how it progresses, but hopefully it will be sociable and useful. Some jobs will be sitting down polishing the brass and others hoovering the carpet and dusting or if the weather is kind, a bit of gardening, maybe someone making the tea to sustain us. It does not have to be a regular commitment, helping if and when you can, will be just great.

RIP:  Those of you who remember Eric and Anne Gilbert who moved from Binstead to Bembridge recently will be sorry to hear that Eric died suddenly last week.  Our prayers and condolences go to Anne at this sad time.

SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE DEPARTED:  This will take place on Sunday 31st October at Holy Cross at 3.30 pm and at St Mark’s at 6.30 pm when those whose funeral service a member of the ministry team has taken will be remembered.  If you would like a loved one remembered at either service there is a list at the back of both churches to add names.  For ease of administrative purposes only the names of those who have died in the last year will be printed in the booklet.

HAND SANITIZER:  This is being sold in aid of St Peter’s Church.  70% Alcohol it is £2.50 for 100ml. Obtainable from Diane (882836); Liz (872877); Hilary (615551); Sally Exell (884175). Proceeds to St Peter’s Church.


FOODBANK: Items are still urgently required for the Foodbank.  There is a box in the porch at St Peter’s Church for donations but donations of money are equally welcome and can be made to Thank you to those who have made contributions recently which have been much appreciated as there has been increased use of the Foodbank recently.


COMPOST:  There is some well matured compost in St Peter’s Churchyard which is available at £2.50 per 50 litres.  If anyone would like to purchase some, please contact Hilary on 615551.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PEW LEALET: Please send contributions for the pew leaflet to Jo Cooper at or telephone 567874.


CHURCH DIARY:  If you have any queries or additions regarding dates for the Church diary, please contact Barbara Edwards in the first instance.  She can be contacted on 564413 or e-mail





Saturday 30th October 10.00 am-12 noon  Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
Sunday 31st October 3.30 pm  Service of Thanksgiving for the Departed at Holy Cross
                                    6.30 pm  Service of Thanksgiving for the Departed at St Mark’s
Thursday 11th November 10.50 am Service of Remembrance at Binstead War Memorial
Sunday 14th November 10.50 am  Service of Remembrance at Holy Cross
                                        10.50 am  Service of Remembrance at St Peter’s

                                        1.30 pm Service of Remembrance at Havenstreet Shrine