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Welcome to the website for the parishes of Brighstone, Brook with Mottistone, Shorwell & Chale.


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Here you can find out about the services, events and groups associated with the churches, as well as information about the church buildings, and how we might be able to support you.

  • Recent sermons can be found here.
  • Join us for daily prayer here.
  • For this week’s copy of The Link, click here.
  • To request a visit, please click here.
  • To request a prayer, please click here.
  • Details of the five churches fundraising commitments, including Ride and Stride can be found by clicking here.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

Latest News and Events

  • New Licensed Lay Minister - We are very pleased to announce that Steve Sutcliffe has been appointed to the post of Licensed Lay Minister, fixed term for two years, for the parishes of Brighstone, Brook with Mottistone and Shorwell.  Steve will be based in Shorwell, take services across the benefice; develop the Moot (café-church, monthly …
  • AgeUK Coffee Morning - Tuesday, 10-12 at The Methodist Chapel, Brighstone.  This week, the 25th, Lois Prior (AgeUKIW Dementia Services Coordinator) will be available to talk about how someone with mild to moderate memory loss (such as dementia) can benefit from talking part in activities which stimulate different parts of the brain.  Lois is …
  • Logos - Logos will be this Tuesday, 8.30pm at The Methodist Chapel, Brighstone. Isaiah Part 2: Isaiah foresees the coming of two Saviours and that the nation of Israel wouldn’t be happy with either of them. But how is this relevant to us and what can Isaiah tell us about our own …
  • Remembrance Collection total - At the Remembrance service at St Mary’s Brighstone, a total of £493.96 was collected, half of which will go to the Royal British Legion, and half to Help the Heroes.  Many thanks for your generosity.
  • Chale Churchyard Committee Quiz Evening Reminder - There are a couple of tables still free for the Quiz Evening on Wednesday, 3rd December, 7.30pm at Chale W.I. village hall If you would like to come, please telephone either Derek Sprake on 551234 or Lyn Atkinson on 730582.  £12 per team of 4 (includes refreshments).
  • Chale Bazumble Total - A huge “thank you” to everyone who worked so hard to make the Bazumble in Chale Church such a success – all those who donated the mountain of items to sell, the band of strong-armed men who carried tables backwards and forwards, all the helpers who sorted the goods and …
  • Christian Aid Ebola Virus CRISIS APPEAL - As a member of the D.E.C., Christian Aid are appealing for donations to help combat the Ebola Virus. If you would like to donate through Christian Aid, please take an envelope found by the door at St Mary’s Brighstone, and return it to either your Churchwarden, Miriam Crewe (Rose Cottage, …
  • Christmas Tree Festival Soup Appeal - We are again offering Homemade Soups and Crusty Bread in the Scout Centre, this year on Saturday 13th December.  A number of people have already very kindly offered to make soup, but we still need some more. If you are able to make a contribution of soup, preferably Vegetable, Leek …
  • United Service at Chale – 30th November - 30th November is a fifth Sunday and therefore a United Service which will take place at Chale at 11am. Bishop Christopher is coming to preside and preach at the Eucharist as we acknowledge the end of Chale’s 900th anniversary year and the beginning of the Advent season and the church’s …
  • Advent Carols and Readings Sunday 7th December at St Mary’s Brook - This is our United Service to mark the beginning of Advent and to focus on preparing to celebrate the mystery of the incarnation at Christmas. It is also our last opportunity to say thank you and farewell to Karen, so please do join us there.