Pew Leaflet


Priest in Charge:  Revd Veronica Brown: 07921 514906  (Day off Friday) 

11th August 2019

8th Sunday after Trinity
Year C

Isaiah 1.1,10-20                                                                             Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16                                                            Luke 12. 32-40

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.  A special welcome to Evelyn Hadcroft and her family and friends.  Evelyn is being baptised at St Peter’s at 11.00 am today.  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.

Tea in the Garden at Autumn Leaves, Station Road, Ashey from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
If wet it will take place in the marquee

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; Pat Grist; Connie Hull; Jan Jacobs;
Viv Rollingson; Sarah Townsend; William Warren; Teddy Webb; Valerie Worster. Mary Yates

Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Nicholas Charles Lake; Simon McK Hunt  


Monday 12th        8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                           6.30 pm-7.00 pm      ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 13th       8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 16th  8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am                     Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
Thursday 15th     8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
Friday 16th          8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Sunday 18th                                          8th Sunday after Trinity
                          8.00 am                      Holy Communion (St Peter’s)
                        10.00 am                      Café Church (Holy Cross)
                         2.30 pm-5.00 pm        Teas served at 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.   

HOLY CROSS TALENTS SCHEME:  Everyone has a talent, sometimes more than one! The Holy Cross Social and Fundraising Committee has launched 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 many 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!

TEA IN THE GARDEN:  This will take place again at Autumn Leaves, Station Road, Ashey by kind invitation of Stephen and Karen Hull, TODAY Sunday 11th August from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.  This year there will be a marquee and so it will take place regardless of the weather.  So do come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a lovely garden.

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   

CHAIRS IN NORTH AISLE – HOLY CROSS: As you will see, the new chairs purchased in memory of Wendy Smith have arrived.  If you would like to purchase a similar chair for the church in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a special occasion, please speak to Hilary or Rodney.

DONATIONS OF CEREALS:  At the Café Church at Holy Cross last Sunday it was highlighted that the school holidays meant for some children that they would not have any breakfast.  Staff in some schools would be staffing breakfast sessions but needed simple cereals for food.  If you are able to help provide a packet of cereal there is a box at the back of Holy Cross for donations.

COME & SING WITH SONGS OF PRAISE:  The longest running religious TV show in the world invites you to a special event on The Isle of Wight.

 You are warmly invited to a special outdoor Songs of Praise music recording at The Wight Proms this August. The evening will include performances from some very special guests.

All are welcome and we are especially keen for enthusiastic singers to join us and lead the viewers at home in the singing.

Recording:  Wednesday 28th August, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, at The Wight Proms, Northwood House, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8AZ   

This event will be in the beautiful grounds of Northwood House, seating will be informal, please bring your own chairs or rugs to sit on the grass.

To apply for free tickets, please send your name, address, contact phone number and number of tickets requested to

Please include ‘Songs of Praise Isle of Wight’ in your subject header.  Alternatively, you can call us on 0161 873 7073 to book your tickets.  Many thanks for your support; we look forward to hearing from you. Thank you,  Songs of Praise Team.


RIDE & STRIDE: This will take place on Saturday 14th September when over 400 chapels and churches will be open to welcome the Riders and Striders riding or walking to raise funds for Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust and their own churches.  If anyone would like to cycle, drive or walk to raise funds for either church Hilary has sponsorship forms.


EVENING SERVICE – CHANGE OF TIME:  The evening service time change was approved by all three PCCs.  This will take effect from Sunday 6th October.

                                                                       ADVANCE NOTICES

24th – 26th August St Edmund’s Open Weekend  (Wootton)

31st August   10.00 am – 12.00 pm   Monthly Market  (St Peter’s)

14th September 10.30 pm – 12 noon Plurality Coffee Morning at the Rectory,

14th September 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm Family Barbecue at Holy Cross,

15th September - Holy Cross  Patronal Festival

10.30 am Joint Parishes Holy Communion at Holy Cross
28th September 10.00 am – 12.00 pm   Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
                                                                                                                                            (St Peter’s)

28th September  7.30 pm  Anthea sings  (St Peter’s)

19th October   7.00 pm  Supper with talk by Joy Wickens   (St Peter’s)

1st November  7.30 pm  Talk by Colin Pope at Havenstreet Community Centre  (St Peter’s)

15th November  7.30 pm  Talk by Mitch Jones – former Beefeater  (Holy Cross)                       

23rd November  10.30 am – 12.30 pm Festive Fayre  (Holy Cross)