News and notices

Family Film Club

The next film to be shown will be Honey I shrunk the kids (U) to be shown on Friday 7 June.  As usual, hot dogs, popcorn, sweets and refreshments etc. will be available for purchase.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Home Groups

There are currently two home groups which meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in the afternoon at 2pm (Rob's) and in the evening at 7.30pm (at Rachel's) for which the next meetings will be held on Wednesday 22 May.   The next meeting of the new daytime home group held at 10.45am on Thursdays will be on Thursday 23 May.  If you would like to be put in touch with a home group, please contact Rachel Forrest or Carolyn Corbett for the Wednesday groups and Paul Willmott for that on Thursday.

Ascension Day (30 May) Prayer and Praise

On Thursday 30 May at 6.30pm in St Paul's Shanklin church hall there will be a prayer and praise service with the worship being led by Christ Church musicians and singers with guest speaker Rev. Dr Dennis LLoyd .  Please come if you can as it should be a good evening with St Paul's Barton also joining us for the event.

Thy Kingdom Come

Between Ascension Day (30 May) and Pentecost Sunday (2 June) there will be a short service of evening prayer at 5pm each day at Christ Church.  Thy Kingdom Come is an initiative which is bringing Christians throughout the world together to pray during this period that God's Kingdom may come to individuals and be seen in the world in which we live.


We have a time of prayer each Saturday at 8.30am for around half an hour, except for the first Saturday in the month when we start at 9.30am and follow prayer with coffee/tea and croissants/brioche. The next 9.30am prayers will be on Saturday 1 June.  Please join us if you can.

PCC meetings

The next  meeting of the PCC will be on Thursday 23 May 2019 at 7pm.

Mothers Union

The next meeting of the Mothers Union will be on Thursday 6 June at 2pm when there will be a garden party.  All ladies are welcome. If you would like to join MU or are interested in their activities please see Sue Williams who would be glad to talk to you (and can let you know the location of the garden party!). The MU this year are following the theme of Listen, observe and act in step with God.

Prayer team

The church has a prayer team which is available to pray with anyone after a service or otherwise by appointment.  You may want to give thanks, ask for personal prayer for a situation including healing or pray for someone else.  The prayer team is there to be a support to you as we invite God to work.

Little Friends

The mums and toddlers group meets on Mondays (10am) and Wednesdays (9.30am) in term time.  If you would like to join the group please turn up on the appropriate day or contact Sue Cotton and you will be made very welcome.

Food Bank

There is a collection point for this in the hall which you are free to use. However, some of the local supermarkets do now provide a direct collection point which we would encourage you to use when you can, as it reduces the volume of items we need to physically take to the  main collection point in Cowes.

Other items

Various collections are organised by the church in addition to Food Bank referred to above.  Milk bottle tops are collected for Dogs for Disabilities, used stamps are collected for the Island Blind Society and Mother's Union collect used greetings cards.