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Benefice News



in the Diocese of Portsmouth and the See of Richborough

‘Living and sharing the love of God in the Bay’



Sunday 16th April 2023


Welcome to this week’s Benefice Bulletin. 


THE PARISH MASS, 10.30am at The Good Shepherd with Fr David Heatley

Morning Prayer, 10.30am at St Saviour's

Next Sunday - Third Sunday of Easter

THE PARISH MASS, 10.30am at St Saviour's with Fr David Watson

Morning Prayer, 10.30am at The Good Shepherd with Alan Howard and Allan Procter



Shared Worship in the Bay, 16th April, 6.30pm at Christchurch, Sandown

                                                    23rd April, 6.30pm at Sacred Heart, Shanklin

Lectio Divina will restart on Wednesday 19th April when we will study Leviticus 13&14 'Leprosy in the Old Testament'

Shanklin bell ringers are holding a Beetle Drive on Friday 21st April at 6.30pm at St Saviour's. £2.50 per person. Raffle and refreshments available.

Sunday 7th May

There will be a joint Benefice Mass at 10.30am at St Saviour's with Fr James Cook to celebrate the King's Coronation. Bring and Share lunch to be held afterwards. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own drinks if you want anything else. There is a list at the back of each churchso please add names if you will be attending so that caterers have an idea of numbers attending.

St Saviours are having a Beetle Drive on the 1st Thursday of every month at 2pm cost £2 50

including tea, coffee and biscuits, there will also be a raffle.

Fundraising Recipe Book: Price £4.

There is a sample copy with a list on the table at the back of the church. I can purchase Author copies at printing costs which means the profit will go to the Roof Fund. Jean

St Saviour’s “Raising the Roof” Appeal

St Saviour’s have launched their fundraising campaign to repair the church hall roof which collapsed last year. While there is a temporary cover in place, unfortunately the hall cannot be used until there is a permanent repair.

The cost of bringing the hall back into use is around £50,000. We have received a small amount of grant funding, but there is still a long way to go, so any donation, however small, will be gratefully received.

You can donate online at www.shepherdandsaviour/st-saviours or by cash in the collecting box at St Saviour’s, or by cheque made payable to “PCC St Saviour’s Shanklin” sent to “The Treasurer, Woodside, Upper Hyde Farm Lane, Shanklin, PO37 7PS


Your prayers are asked for…


The sick:

Danielle, Sian, John Gallop, Paul Morris, Alpha Simpson, Christopher, Greta Clark, Sandra Hoskins, Garnet Harvey, Roger Hoskins, Les White, Canon George Rayner, David Smallman, Kate Venvell, Rosemary Asher, Barry Moore, Bob Richens, Kathryn Mason, Natalie, Denise, Carol Hamblin, Pat Nolan, Katina Hockney and Sylvia Rayner 

The Recently Departed: 

Anniversaries of death:

16th - Helena Goble, Connie Wright, Herbert Brown

19th - Edith Osborn, Paula Guy

21st - Olive Harvey, John Treble, Jacovos Zacharia

22nd - Frank Brightwell, Ivy Whiting

For any other information please contact respective Church Wardens. Please go to the contacts page.

All enquiries and items for inclusion on the Bulletin or prayer requests should be directed to

Keith Haywood on 400191 / 07800955698

 or emailed to

By Midday on Fridays

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