Pew Leaflet


                                                 Priest in Charge:  Revd Veronica Brown: 07921 514906  (Day off Friday)   
                                                                                          1st Sunday after Trinity                                                                                                      23rd June 2019  

Year C

Isaiah 65. 1-9                                                                               Galatians 3.23-29                                           Luke 8. 26-39

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

Evening Worship today is Churches Together in the Ryde Area
at All Saints’ at 6.30 pm

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

Gerald Douglas Henley
Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Norman William Ayress; John Dennis Barrett; Edward ‘Ted’ Dwight; Henry ‘Harry’ Hubert;
Mary Anne Violet & Anthony Alexander Pugh


Monday 24th       8.00 am                     Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                           6.30 pm-7.00 pm      ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
Tuesday 25th       8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Wednesday 26th 8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am                     Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                           9.30 am                     Binstead Primary School Year 3 visit to Holy Cross
                           2.00 pm                     Musical Memories (Holy Cross)
                                                             (See below for further details)
                          7.30 pm                      Emmaus Supper (Holy Cross)
Thursday 27th    8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
Friday 28th         8.00 am                      Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                          7.00 pm                      Friends of St Peter’s annual evening at
                                                            Havenstreet Community Centre
Saturday 29th   10.00 am                      Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
                          7.30 pm                     Jazz Concert with the Jim Thorn Quartet (Holy Cross)
Sunday 30th                                         St Peter’s Patronal Festival
                       10.30 am                      Joint Parish Communion at St Peter’s
                                                            Celebrant & Preacher:  The Very Revd Anthony Cane
                                                            Dean of Portsmouth
                                                            NO 9.30 am Service & NO 11.00 am Service
                         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.   

THANK YOU: To those who helped with the churchyard tidy up.  Although much was achieved there is still much to be done and if anyone could give any time to work in the churchyard at Holy Cross it would be much appreciated.  Please have a word with Hilary.  

FRIENDS OF ST PETER’S:  The annual ‘Friends’ evening will take place at the Havenstreet Community Centre THIS Friday, 29th June at 7.00 pm and will take the form of a Wine and Cheese Party.  Please do spread the word and do come along.

ISLAND CONFIRMATION:  This will take place at Newport Minster on Sunday 14th July at 2.00 pm when two adults and two young people will be confirmed from this Plurality.  Please pray for Aubrey, Jo, ???  as they make the net step of their Christian journey.

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

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 is TOMORROW 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.

JAZZ CONCERT: The Jim Thorn Quartet will be giving a concert at Holy Cross Church NEXT 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).

PROPOSED CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE EVENING SERVICES:  Veronica has proposed that “that the evening service times at all churches in the plurality be set to 6:30pm all year long”.  Please let Veronica have your views as to the change prior to the PCC meetings to be held on the 8th July at Holy Cross and 9th July at St Peter’s.

ICON WORKSHOP: An Icon Workshop led by Ruth Tuschling, will take place on Saturday July 6th, from 10am-3pm at Holy Cross Church, Binstead.  Do come along for what promises to be an interesting day.  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! 

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   

                                                       ADVANCE NOTICES

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

7th July 3.00 pm Cream Teas in the Garden at Green Heys, Church Road, Havenstreet

14th July Confirmation Service at Newport Minster