All Saints' Ryde,
A Welcoming Community
Growing in Christ.


New contemporary worship service starting Sunday 3rd September. Doors open at 10:30 for coffee, service commences at 11:00.


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The Christian view of humankind is that human beings were created to know God and live in a right relationship with God of love and fellowship. The true perspective and purpose in our lives is found in the praise and appreciation of God and in our relationship with God.

Because of God’s grace in Jesus Christ we are able to call God ‘Father’; we are drawn into a relationship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We align ourselves with God’s will for a better world. We begin to see that everything we have comes from God. We place ourselves daily within his love, care and protection.

The worship and praise of God gives us scale and orientation and direction for the whole of the rest of our lives. Praise and appreciation opens out our words and then our hearts and minds – and especially the praise and worship of God.

Car Parking – Important Information

Hopefully by now, everyone is becoming accustomed to validating their car on arrival at the church. For anyone visiting the church by car for the first time, when you arrive at Church, upon entering the West door, you will now need to validate your parking by entering your number plate into the keyboard that you will find there. For anyone arriving through the hall entrance, you will find another keyboard there.


Pattern of Services

Sunday: 9:30am CW Holy Communion – Canon Howard Barker or Morning Worship – Licensed Reader. (The style of service alternates weekly)

11:00am contemporary worship led by Revd Heath Monaghan. (doors open at 10:30 for coffee)

Thursday: 9:00am Celtic Morning Prayer – Mark Foster

Thursday: 12 Midday CW Eucharist (1st Thursday of the month only) – Canon Howard Barker

Friday: 4:30pm Evening Prayer – Greville Sockett



Parish News


Team Vicar Update

Bishop Jonathan has now given his immediate authority to recruit a Team Vicar for existing congregations into the new plurality.  Advertisements for the post are now live with a closing date for applications in August 2023. The full job description and application details can be found here.

At the same time a bid for financing Harbour Church at Ryde will be placed.  This may well include a Team Rector, an Operations Manager, Youth and/or Children’s Minister, Worship Leader and two Curates.

Change to Services

We are now running a rota of services to be held at All Saints’ to alleviate the pressure of having so few available clergy to serve the local Ryde parishes. Essentiality, Holy Communion shall be held at All Saints’ on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays of every month with the other Sundays being Morning Prayer.

When there is no communion at All Saints’, it will be held elsewhere, most likely at Holy Cross, Binstead.

It will enable you to attend a service of your liking whilst hopefully continuing to support your local church. The new pattern of services is shown at the foot of this page.

Church Opening

We continue to look at how we can open the church at regular times during the week as whenever we do, people walk in. We would very much like the community and visitors to the Island to enjoy the building and have the opportunity to drop in for a quiet period of reflection. Our aim would be to open three days a week from 10am – 2pm. If you think you could offer any amount of your time, please get in contact with Brett via the office email

Receiving Communion

A reminder for anyone visiting and taking communion that at present intinction by the priest is regarded as a safe and practical way of receiving both the bread and the wine. The wafer is dipped into the wine but there is still the option of receiving the bread on its own.

Confirmation Date 2023

The Isle of Wight confirmation date for 2023 has been confirmed as Sunday 10th September. The time and location are yet to be confirmed. Anyone wishing to be confirmed, please contact the office and we can arrange a suitable preparatory course.

Monthly Tower Lighting

The spire illumination for October has been sponsored by Caroline Pocklington and Tom Handley.

If you would like to sponsor the lighting of All Saints’ Tower and Spire please contact us at We are grateful to all sponsors for their help in keeping the tower lit as a beacon to all. Months taken in 2023 are January, May, November, and December.

N.B. Currently the spire timer is being replaced and the lighting will be resumed as soon as possible.

Support Your Church 

As you can imagine, keeping All Saints’ Church running both as place of worship and as a historic building for the Parish to enjoy, is not an easy task. Not only do we need help from volunteers but also help with financial donations which go towards maintaining the fabric of the building as well as lighting, power and those day to day expenses. There are  many ways you can make a direct donation. One is of course coming to any service, to which all are welcome, and donating there, or by clicking here to go to our Give A Little page or, at our Parish Giving page

We are members of the Parish Giving Scheme which means it couldn’t be easier to set up your regular giving, or make a one-off gift, online. Simply visit, search for your church, and in just a few clicks you can set up your regular giving.

Did you know, if you are a UK taxpayer, you can opt to add Gift Aid when you give regularly to your church with PGS? That’s worth an extra 25% of the value of your gift, which PGS will claim from HMRC and send straight to your church.

We thank you for any amount you can give.

Upcoming Events can now be found on the main menu.
Details of the Church Hall are also found on the main menu.

Prayer For The Cold and Homeless

God of compassion,
your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus,
whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable
and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross:
we hold before you those who are homeless and cold
especially in this bitter weather.
Draw near and comfort them in spirit
and bless those who work to provide them
with shelter, food and friendship.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.

You can also light your own candle at the Church of England website:


Government Guidelines

The Plan B Covid restrictions imposed as a result of the spread of the omicron variant were removed on January 27 2022.

Social Distancing: We are blessed with a large, airy building at All Saints’ Church and social distancing can be easily managed. There is plenty of space that you may sit away from others if desired.

Wearing of Face Coverings: Face coverings are no longer mandatory in any setting but may be recommended in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.

Sanitising Hands: Sanitising of hands remains general good practise and sanitising sites are available.

Covid Passes: The legal limits on the numbers of people allowed to meet indoors and outdoors have been removed, including all capacity limits in churches and other venues. The NHS COVID pass is no longer mandatory for any event.

It remains a difficult time for everybody and we are doing our best to ensure that as many people as possible can continue to attend church and feel safe.

Communion is currently offered with intinction of the bread in the wine.

Sponsorship of the Spire:  If you would like to sponsor a month in 2023 please email

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You can read or download the latest Safeguarding Magazine from the Diocese below.

The PCC of All Saints’ Church Ryde is committed to safeguarding and supports fully the Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Policy.

All of our licensed clergy, lay leaders, PCC members and volunteers are DBS checked,
and commit to their positions by refreshing their safeguarding training during every 3 year period.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Dr Nick England who can be contacted on 01983 472535 or by email from our contacts page.

Our Safeguarding policy can be found by clicking the button below.

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