Benefice of Seaview, St Helens, Brading & Yaverland
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1st October 2023



The Haven Benefice of Seaview, St Helen’s, Brading & Yaverland

Welcome to our Spiritual Harbour for All

Week Beginning Sunday 1st October 2023 - Trinity 17 Year A

Sunday Services

Sun 1st October
St Mary's, Brading9:30am Harvest Festival
St Peter's, Seaview11:15am Harvest Festival
St Catherine's, St Helens6:00pm Evening Worship

Sun 8th October
St Helen's9:30am Sung Eucharist
St John's, Yaverland11:00am Sung Eucharist
St Peter's, Seaview11:15am Book of Common Prayer Matins

Midweek Services

Tue 3rd October
St Catherine's, St Helens10:00am Morning Worship

Wed 4th October
St Mary's, Brading10:00am Morning Reflection

Our Service Patterns

The Haven Benefice is hoping to emerge from the long interregnum and for an experienced Vicar to be appointed. Currently we are dependent upon Reverend Barry Downer(and occasionally Reverend Janice O’Shaughnessy and other retired ministers) for Eucharistic services.

Our lay leadership comprises local minister Sylvia Beardsmore, and worship leaders Andrew Bradstock, Joan Solomon and Jonathan Norton.

St Catherine’s has started providing a lay led evening service on the first Sunday of each month and will introduce a Eucharistic service when there is an opportunity.

BCP Matins is being introduced at St Peter’s church on the fourth Sunday of each month with support from Greville Socket of Ryde.

With your support, together we can hopefully grow our churches as we gather for worship, praise and fellowship.

See the Pew sheets and What’s On for the dates and times of Services.

St Peter’s Pet Service - 11.15am on Sunday 15th October

Image of St Peter's Pet Service 2023 Poster

All owners and their pets are welcome to this special, non-Eucharistic service at which all owners and their pets may receive a blessing if they wish.

St John’s Church Votive Stand

We would greatly appreciate any help in sourcing a votive stand. This could either be a spare one from an existing church or any donations towards purchasing a new one.

Next Year’s Plant Sale at St Mary’s

Message from Lesley Attrill. She has already received sufficient pots to bring on cuttings for next year’s Plant Sale and is grateful to all who contributed - she is now off to find Bill and Ben!

Supporting our local Food Banks - Help prepare for Winter

Now is the time to build up reserves in the Island Foodbanks

St Mary’s Church continues as a collection point for tinned foods, toiletries and other essentials for those in need of aid in these difficult times. Please place your donations at the back of the church.

St Peter's Church: Food bank baskets for non-perishable food are also situated at the back of the church, The Orange Tree in Madeira Road and Penforma on the corner of Bluett Avenue and Salterns, all in Seaview.

Where to Find our Churches

St Catherine’s Chapel - St Helens Community Centre, corner Guildford Road and Upper Green Road, St Helens, PO33 1UH
St Helen's - Eddington Rd (St Helens to Nettlestone), PO34 5EF
St John the Baptist - Yaverland Road, Yaverland, PO36 8QW
St Mary the Virgin - High Street, Brading, PO36 0ED
St Peter's - Church Street, Seaview, PO34 5EN


Our benefice is in Interregnum and we pray for our churchwardens, reader and associate priest whom we rely upon to continue to serve our parishes whilst we pray for a new priest to be appointed.
In the interim the primary points of contact for enquiries are:
St Helens (including St Catherine's) - Sue Whitewick on 01983 568761
St Peter’s Seaview - Sylvia Beardsmore on 01983 612600
St Mary’s Brading - Nigel Elton Walters on 01983 406817
St John’s Yaverland - Rev Barry Downer on 07512 230565
Haven Benefice - Sally Rivlin on 07789 554220

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