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

The Tower and Spire are illuminated through August in thanksgiving for the staff and volunteers at Mountbatten Hospice


Parish News.

Change to Services

We have previously mentioned how we planned to bring the Ryde Churches closer together especially in terms of services available. We now have a rota which we can share with you. It will enable you to attend a service of your liking whilst hopefully continuing to support your local church. The new rota is shown below.

Confirmation Event

A date has been set for the next confirmation event, the 8th October 2022. If you would like to  find out more or book a place at the event and on the preceding confirmation course, please contact us at

Reading in Church 
It would be very helpful to have some more offers from those who would be interested in joining the rota of those who read the lessons in church or who lead the intercessions.  To find out more, please contact Frances Yunnie at 

Church Courses

Living Faith: Old Testament – Anyone interested in joining this diocesan course, starting in September, should contact the parish office. This course will be taken by Canon Anthony Rustell.

Questions of Faith: – Which focuses on some of the challenging questions of Christian belief,  to be led by Rodney Fox also starting in September – for more details contact Rodney at

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.

Monthly Tower Lighting
We now have sponsors for the remaining months of the year. We are grateful to all sponsors for their help in keeping the tower lit as a beacon to all.

Upcoming Events

29 August 2022 – Jazz Jam evening. All musicians and singers welcome. £5 at door, free to jammers.

19 November 2022 – Royal Society of Church Music

14 January 2023 – Choir of the Earth – Messiah Tour – This is an interactive performance. For details

Church Hall Hire

We currently have space in our church hall for regular groups who wish to hire space. The hall is approximately 85 sq metres and hire includes use of the kitchen and toilet facilities as well as use of the car park. Hall hire is charged at £15 per hour. Times currently available are:

Tuesday:  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00am – 9:00am

Thursday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday: 7:00am – 10:00am

Friday 3:30pm – 9:00pm

Saturday: All day.

Contact the parish office email to make enquiries.

For Peace and Safety Amid Unrest

O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace:
let the design of thy great love
lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows:
and give peace to thy Church,
peace among nations,
peace in our dwellings,
and peace in our hearts:
through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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

Pattern of Services

Sunday: 9:30am CW Holy Communion – Canon Howard Barker or Morning Worship (see rota below)

Monday: 9:00am Morning Prayer – Liane Chalmers

Wednesday: 9:00am Celtic Morning Prayer – Revd Heath Monaghan

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

Friday: 4:30pm Evening Prayer – Greville Sockett

Government Guidelines

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

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 in one kind but with an option to take the Chalice if you choose.

Online services continue to be available from Newport Minster and Portsmouth Cathedral.

Sponsorship of the Spire:  If you would like to sponsor a month in 2022 please email Months available are August, and October.

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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.