Pew Leaflet

12th September, 2021
15th Sunday after Trinity
Year B


Numbers 21.4-9                                               Philippians 2.6-11                                                    John 3.13-17

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.  Due to Covid, Communion is only in one kind.  All are welcome to receive a blessing.

A prayer for this Sunday
Dear Jesus, your love for your Father and for the whole world brought you to the
cross. Gazing upon the cross helps us to remember your bitter Passion and we
thank you for your great sacrifice. Amen


We pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Heather Attwood; Jackie Brown; Ann Brighouse; Dave Bushell; Michelle Sirkett; Daisy; Barbara Edwards; Arthur Edwards; Maxwell Gophard; Pat Grist; Bishop Peter Hancock; Hilary; Connie Hull; Brenda Hunt, Keith Moran; Norma Nugent; Phoebe; Sarah Townsend; Simon; Jim Walls; Tim Warren, Teddy Webb


Ronald Cawdell and Graham Griffin

those whom we remember in our memorial books this week
Fred Hanks; Ted Hopwood; Mary Kathleen Smith;


Thursday 16th September.      12 noon                       Funeral of Ronald Cawdell (Holy Cross)

Sunday 19th September                                              16th 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)





Holy Cross Church

  1. The permission for the congregation to sing during services at Holy Cross, is now in place.  It is recommended that ‘restraint’ be upheld when singing.  Those not wishing to sing would sit at the back of the church.
  2. Communion would carry on as normally being held at the present time, with communion of one kind being brought to the seat of the congregation. It was decided to continue with this trend due to the rise in Covid cases on the Island. Both churches agreed with this.
  3. On the fourth Sunday of the month there would be a service of Morning Worship at 9.30 am as well as the 8 am Holy Communion service at Holy Cross.


St Peter’s Havenstreet

  1. It was decided that singing would not take place at St Peter’s due to lack of space in the church. People with masks would sit on one side of the church. The choir would sing from the balcony.
  2. The taking of communion will carry on as now with the congregation remaining in their seated area. 


TODAY AT HOLY CROSS, to celebrate our patronal festival why not join us for Tea and Cakes which will be served here from 2.30 – 5.00pm here at Holy Cross.

HAND SANITIZER:  This is now 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 future 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 instant.  She can be contacted on 564413 or e-mail


ISLE OF WIGHT LAY CONFERENCE: Emma White, PA to the Archdeacon, has sent the following notice to Lay Leaders, Lay Chairs, Lay Worship Leaders, Readers, Lay Pastoral Assistants and occasional preachers inviting them to the Isle of Wight Lay Conference: 23rd September 2021 at Newport Minster, St Thomas’ Square, Newport, PO30 1SL starting at 7.00 pm. 


SONG OF PRAISE introduced by Jonathan Skeet and Accompanied by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, the Medina Community Choir and the Isle of Wight Cantata Choir, will take place at Cowes Enterprise College, from 4.30 today the 12th September, 2021.  Entry £4.00 per person. Tickets are available online at:, and on the day at Cowes Enterprise College.  Further details on


SPECIAL BELATED BIRTHDAY greetings to Diane Seago, churchwarden at St Peter’s, on celebrating a rather special birthday on 2nd September.  From us all, we hope that you had a wonderful celebration that day.


A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Karen and Stephen Hull plus her team of workers for hosting Tea in the Garden last Sunday. They had a fabulous afternoon.


DAVID AND FIONA LANGDON would like to thank all our friends at Holy Cross for the beautiful basket of flowers and accompanying card on the occasion of our Ruby Wedding Anniversary last Sunday.'




Sunday 3rd October 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm Harvest Tea and Produce Stall at Holy Cross