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

The Tower and Spire are illuminated during this month of May by John Lea, our former organist and choirmaster
‘In Memory of My Wife, Sheila and Son, Jonathan Lea’.



Parish News.


Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Every parish must hold their  annual parochial church meeting, often referred to simply as ‘APCM’.

Our APCM will take place on Sunday 29th May 2022. This will be the time when nominations for members of the new Parochial Church Council (PCC) will be collected as well as the election of new Churchwardens. There will also be reports given as to various church departments.


Electoral Roll

Our Electoral Roll is now closed for 2022 and is being finalised. As soon as it is complete we shall post the revised list on the noticeboard nearest to the North Door.


Rev’d Canon Anthony Rustell Returns to Portsmouth Cathedral. 

This Sunday the 22nd May 2022 will sadly be the last Sunday Service held by Canon Anthony Rustell before he returns to his “day job” as head of mission at Portsmouth Cathedral. Anthony has been Priest in Charge of All Saints’ for nine months now. During the time he has been a mine of information with an exceptional knowledge of all matters related to the Church. He thoroughly deserves a rest from bobbing about on the Solent and we cannot thank him enough for for the time he has given to us.  

During June we welcome the Revd Julia Myles, Chaplain at Mountbatten Hospice, who will assist us with Sunday Communion. Every priest brings something new to their services and we very much look forward to welcoming Julia on Sunday 5th June for our Special Platinum Pentecost Jubilee Service.



Ascension Day Thursday 26th May 2022

We shall hold a Communion Service at Midday on the 26 May to celebrate Ascension Day. This service will be taken by Red Howard Barker and, as always, everyone is welcome.


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.

Light your own candle at the Church of England website:

Pattern of Services

Sunday: 9:30am CW Holy Communion – Canon Anthony Rustell

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

Thursday 4:30pm Evening Prayer – Greville  Sockett

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.

Upcoming Events
31st May 2022 – A Taize Style Service For The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 7:00pm


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