Benefice News



in the Diocese of Portsmouth and the See of Richborough

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



Sunday 25th September 2022


Welcome to this week’s Benefice Bulletin. 

TODAY - Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

THE PARISH MASS (Harvest), 10.30am at St Saviour's with Fr David Heatley

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

Next Sunday - Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

THE PARISH MASS, 10.30am at The Good Shepherd with Fr James Cook

Morning Prayer, 10.30am at St Saviour's with Anne Davis


Christians Working Together in the Bay - 25th Sept 6.30pm Christchurch, Sandown

Thank you to all who wrote some very kind words in my card and donated towards my leaving gift.  I am going off to Loughborough University this week and am looking forward to new adventures. I will see you when back at Christmas and Holidays, Best wishes

Baylee Haywood



On Wednesday 5th October, I will be celebrating the Silver Jubilee of my ordination to the Diaconate.

You are all warmly invited to attend a Eucharist at Godshill Church at 11.00 on that day,

at which +John Hind (former Bishop of Chichester) will be presiding and preaching.

This will be followed by a buffet lunch in church. Parking is a bit problematic, but there is some parking in the lane by the

Church. Otherwise, there is free parking at the Old Smithy. With my love and prayers,



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:

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:

26th Sept - Harold Woodman

27th Sept - Ivy Briant, Kathleen Lamb, Lilian Welch, Paul Hodgson             

29th Sept - Jane Baker, Winifred Pink, David Davies, Violet Davies

30th Sept - Bernard Day, Florence Diamond, Frederick Gorton                                  

1st Oct - Douglas Dixon P, Fr. Ron Gwyther

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