Our Services

Some details about our sevices. Note that, due to Covid restrictions, we are currently holding services on alternate Sundays with our sister church, St John’s, Wroxall. In October, All Saints will hold said Holy Communion services at 09:30 on 11th and 25th of the month and at 08:00 on 18th of the month. 

Sunday Services

All Saints is a friendly, family focussed church with two services each Sunday. The 8.00 am service of Said Holy Communion is a quiet and reflective service that lasts around 40 minutes and is much appreciated by those with busy lives.  The Main Service of Sung Holy Communion at 9.30 am is a relaxed and informal time of prayer, praise and hymns.  We have a Junior Church that meets in the Lady Chapel each Sunday during that service, with children helping to lead the All Age Service on the first Sunday of each month and participating during all main services, often telling the congregation about their day’s activities before leading them in their own prayers of intercession or thanksgiving.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes or biscuits are normally available in church after the Main Sunday services enabling members and visitors to enjoy fellowship before departing.

Weddings

As a well tended church and churchyard, it is proving a popular venue for weddings and there is a booklet available free of charge explaining how changes to qualifying connections enable many couples to marry at All Saints by way of family association. Subject to certain conditions the church may remarry divorcees or offer a Service of Prayer and Dedication.  The booklet also guides you in planning the service with the vicar, Reverend Janice O’Shaughnessy.  If you are considering marriage  and want to know more about arranging a wedding at All Saints – please call the Parish Office on 01983 865504.

Baptism and Confimation

The church also welcomes candidates for baptism or confirmation of faith and includes baptism as part of the main church service in order that there can be support from the whole church family.

Funerals

Funeral services in the church are compassionate and comforting, supporting the bereaved in their time of need whilst paying due homage to the recently departed.  The environment is peaceful and there are not the time constraints that apply at the Isle of Wight Crematorium, thus providing family and friends an appropriate opportunity to pay their respects.  You may gather in the church hall prior to the service, where tea and coffee may be served or meetin the nearby Pointer Inn.  Church ladies can also cater for a wake in the church hall.

Whilst the churchyard is closed for burials, an adjacent consecrated cemetery, managed by the Parish Council, is available for burials and interment of ashes.  Alternatively the local funeral director, William Hall, has a natural burial ground one mile away at Springwood.

A Tree of Light is placed in the church each Advent for people to write their thoughts or prayers on stars or candles in memory of loved ones and hang them on the tree.

Additional Services

Mothering Sunday: at which the children present flowers, provided by our flower ladies, to all the ladies in the congregation.

Good Friday Walk of Witness: a four mile walk from All Saints to Arreton (or vice-versa) during which we stop for readings and hymns as we build the stations of the cross.

Easter Sunrise Service: depending on the timing of Easter, the service starts in church art around 6.00 am as we welcome the Light of Christ before celebrating Holy Communion outdoors to the sound of birds at the breaking of dawn.  Afterwards we adjourn to the Church Hall for breakfast and fellowship, often being joined by visitors to Newchurch.

A Service of Remembrance for the Bereaved : held each year at All Saints at the end of May or beginning of June.  It is a short service of prayers, readings and hymns during which candles are lit in remembrance of those who have departed and after leaving the church, we gather in the churchyard whilst doves are released.

Pet Service: we welcome all creatures great and small as they accompany their owners to an afternoon service held at the time of the Feast of St Francis, who is depicted with animals in a beautiful window in the Lady Chapel.  Members of Amazon World support this service, bringing along one of their macaws.

Lights of Love Service: an outdoor service is held each year to raise money for the Island’s Earl Mountbatten Hospice.  People from across the parish join Shanklin Town Brass Band to sing carols, paper candles are hung on a Christmas Tree in memory of loved ones as a collection is made by representatives of the Hospice

Carol Services: there is a Darkness to Light service to mark the start of Advent and carols in Alverstone Old School Hall and this year Newchurch Male Voice Choir will raise money for the church with their Christmas medley of Carols and Christmas Songs will play at our main carol service in All Saints

Christingle: an ever popular service which sees the church packed with over 300 children and adults celebrating the birth of Jesus with traditional Christingle Oranges, raising money for the Children’s Society.

Nativity Service: presented by the Junior Church to promote awareness of the plight of tens of thousands of children who wake up in the United Kingdom in a place they cannot call the home and to raise money for the charity Shelter.

Junior Church

The Junior Church undertakes projects to understand the life of Jesus and thus provide them with awareness of the moral values that underpin the Christian faith.

These projects include promoting the Food and Essentials Bank, Fairtrade products, learning about life in South African townships and supporting the sermons when asked to act out a related scenario.

They help lead the All Age Services and at all main services talk to us about their day’s activities before leading us in their own prayers of intercession or thanksgiving

Schools

All Saints has strong links with Newchurch Primary School with Reverend Janice leading school assemblies and the school holding its Harvest and Christmas Services in All Saints, and visiting the church as part of its teaching associated with the National Curriculum.

The Church visits are extended to the local Scout Group to assist in achieving the Faith Badge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serving our community

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A rich heritage

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Regular groups and activities

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Choir

Toddler messy play

Quiz night

Tea dancing

Location

Address 1
Address 2
Address 3
City, Hampshire POX XXX

Contact

023 9200 0000
info@church.com