All Saints' Ryde
The Tower and Spire are illuminated in July by Les and Charlotte Hudd for
"Your Isle of Wight Street Pastors. With the help of God shining His light across the Island's night economy. With love, care and compassion"
Rev. James announced in the service of Sunday 18th that he has been offered a commission to serve as a Chaplain in the Royal Navy. He thanked everyone at All Saints’ for making him so welcome during his time here and hoped for a bountiful future for All Saints’ moving forward. His last day as our Interim Priest in Charge will be 5th September.
We would like to congratulate Rev James on his new appointment and wish him well for the future.
We would also like to congratulate Charlotte Hudd, from our congregation who has been accepted to start training, to become a Distinctive Deacon, from September. Well Done Charlotte!
Government Guideline Changes
With government restrictions being lifted we have deliberated about how we can cater everyone in our congregation. We have decided that we will halve the church so that there will be half with no restrictions and half for those who wish to keep masks and social distancing in place.
Communion will remain in one kind for now, whilst we monitor the CoVid situation but singing will return during the service. The socially distanced side may sing behind their mask if they wish but when sharing The Peace there will be no physical touching. The remaining side may sing and share the peace as they wish. At the point of receiving communion, the side who are maintaining restrictions will be invited forward first, and once they have returned to their seats, the other side will be invited forward.
This is 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 whilst they are there. We wish to encourage people who feel vulnerable to be able to come to church and there will be no judgments about which side of church people choose to sit. We do not know another person’s circumstances so please be mindful other people’s choices at this time.
NO MOW MAY and FULL BLOOM JUNE are now over and as such the grass around the church will once again be cut and maintained. Please be patient with us whilst we source the most economical way of doing this and make arrangements for it to be done.
Our online services are currently suspended but there are online services available from Newport Minster and Portsmouth Cathedral.
As we move towards being able to meet again with fewer restrictions in place, please continue to pray for your sisters and brothers from the parishes of All Saints’, St Michael and All Angels, and St John the Baptist, Oakfield.
Pattern of Services
Sundays: 9:30am CW Holy Communion.
Wednesday: 9am Celtic Morning Prayer
Thursdays: 12pm CW Eucharist 4:30pm Evening Prayer
Fridays: 9am Morning Prayer 4:30pm Evening Prayer
The sponsorship for the tower and spire lighting is now full for 2021. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a month this year.
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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 Mrs Liane Chalmers 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.