All Saints' Ryde
The Tower and Spire are illuminated in September by Simon Bean, in loving memory of his Father, Reverend Canon John Bean
A Message From Rev. James.
Thank you very much for your warm welcome here, and for all we have shared since Easter. It has been a privilege and often a joy to be with you all. Of course there are challenges ahead, but as Easter people there is always the possibility of turning our crosses into crowns. We are blessed with many gifts at All Saints, and I am hopeful for the future ministry and mission of the whole people of God here. I trust Anthony will be a blessing among you. Please pray for and encourage one another, too. I will be grateful for your prayers as I prepare to go to Dartmouth on 13th September to train for Naval Chaplaincy, and please be assured of mine. It is helpful that I look across the Solent often to see All Saints, especially in the dark. Long may the church here shine for others through its building and, especially, its people. God bless you all.
With love in Christ,
When Rev. James leaves All Saints, Sunday provision will be continued by the Reverend Canon Dr Anthony Rustell.
Congratulations also to Rev. Allie Kerr who has been appointed Associate Archdeacon to the Isle of Wight, to work with the Venerable Peter Leonard.
Government Guideline Changes
With government restrictions being lifted we have deliberated about how we can cater everyone in our congregation. We have made the decision that communion will remain in one kind for now, whilst we monitor the CoVid situation but singing will return during the service.
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 whether people wish to continue to wear masks and sit apart from others. We do not know another person’s circumstances so please be mindful of other people’s choices at this time.
Online services continue to be available from Newport Minster and Portsmouth Cathedral.
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 (moving to Monday mornings from September 13th 2021 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.
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