Good At Fund Raising?   Join the Christ Church Fund Raising Team!

If you are good at coming up with innovative Ideas for fund raising events at Christ Church – we need you on our team!

Please Contact Us to help, volunteer or find out more.

Join The Mission Fund Raising Team (At The FYT Charity Shop)

Funds raised on a Monday at the FYT Charity Shop on the Broadway, Totland go to the Christ Church Mission Fund.

If you would like to help please Contact Us to find out more.

 Join The Christ Church Flower Arrangers 

Some Members of the Christ Church Flower Team

 

 

If you would like to join the Flower Team please Contact Us to help, volunteer or find out more.

 

See some examples of their work below. Such talent!

 

 

          

Join The Churchyard Clear-Up Team

Some of the churchyard volunteers

The Churchyard Clear-up Team meets on 2 consecutive Saturdays up to 4 times a year to maintain our beautiful churchyard. Come and enjoy our friendly group who welcome people of differing capabilities who find working in this environment a therapeutic pastime. The sessions run from 9 until 12 noon but you can come and go at a time that suits you. If you would like to try it, we can find a task that suits you. Please e-mail : churchyard@christchurchtotland.org.uk to find out when the next sessions are scheduled.

 

Join the Memorial Transcription Team as part of the Churchyard Mapping Project

Memorial Transcription Work

Churchyard Mapping Team

Memorial Transcription work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The churchyard has had over 1600 burials. Our website burials database tells us who is in our churchyard but there is very little information about where they are,  which is the first thing that relatives and researchers want to know! Bill and Rose Stanley have been working for several years in generating a new up to date map of Christ Church churchyard. The Memorial transcription team are working along side them gradually examining each burial plot, transcribing the memorial inscriptions, the grave condition and its location onto pro-formas. This information is then uploaded onto the Christ Church burial database. The memorial transcription work runs concurrently with the churchyard clear-up days. All volunteers are welcome even if you have not done memorial transcription work before. You will be given all the information you need for safe working in the churchyard and the practical procedures for data collection on the day. Please e-mail: churchyard@christchurchtotland.org.uk to volunteer or find out when the next sessions are scheduled.

Join The Church Catering and Refreshments Team

Serving Refreshments – Time for a chat!

Making cakes and puddings for special events or serving refreshments after Sunday services.

Please Contact Us to volunteer or find out more.

 

 

 

 

Supporting  Our Churches Together in West Wight (CTWW) Groups

Churches Together in West Wight (CTWW) was set up 30 years ago with the aim of being a more effective work force than single churches in promoting  the work of the Gospel. As a single Christian group, sharing ideas, finance and human resources many ambitious projects have been made possible. CTWW is self supporting. Group organised activities help both the Christian people of the area to grow in faith and informs others of what Christianity has to offer. All fundraising undertaken is for charitable giving. CTWW supports charities locally, nationally and internationally.

CTWW is a very active organisation made up of nine churches which span five denominations – Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed. Each church has two elected representatives who attend the monthly meetings to plan CTWW events and share news from their churches. See also http://christchurchtotland.org.uk/about-us/churches-together-in-west-wight/ 

Join The Welcoming Team at CTWW ‘Our Place ‘

Our Place now has 3 sessions per week, all of which are open to anyone of any age !

Monday Afternoons: 2 – 4pm in Christ Church Annexe in Totland.

Tea and chat with support and advice on hand from Adam, the community connector and Melanie, the ‘Just Ask’ Officer.

Tuesday Mornings: 10.30 – 12.30 in the Mountbatten Room at the West Wight Sports and Community Centre (WWSCC) in Freshwater.

Coffee and chat with support and advice from Adam, Melanie and Citizens Advice.

Sight for Wight, RCS Employability, Age UK and No Barriers (employment advice for those with a physical or mental barrier to employment) are all attending on a rota basis.

Thursday Afternoons: 3 – 4pm A reminiscence group at the WWSCC.

Activities and events that stimulate discussion.

Contact: Hazel, Adam or Mel  further information.

Call (01983) 752168 – Option 2 or

e-mail: help@westwight.org.uk

 

CTWW Youth Project

Volunteering for the West Wight Churches Youth Project

Our CTWW Youth Worker is Faye Smith. Please come along and support her in any way you can.

CTWW YOUTH PROJECT

WWCYP October 2021 Update

Lots has been happening since September! It’s been a busy half-term for Rock Solid, with over 45 young people currently registered. October saw the return of our Rock Solid Weekend Away. 50 youngsters from across the island (including a dozen from West Wight) joined the Isle of Wight Youth for Christ team for two nights and three days of activities, fun, and a presentation of the Gospel. We explored the grace of Jesus in an interactive way and saw the eyes of one of the girls from West Wight Rock Solid light up as she realised the love of Jesus was “even for me”. We now have a waiting list for Rock Solid but will be re-launching our RS2 Club after the half-term break. RS2 will be a new club for our older group, meaning those on the waiting list will be able to join us. The Pack has also new members joining, and we have begun to work through Youth Alpha Film Series together. This creates loads of opportunities to discuss so many different aspects of Christianity and is particularly geared for young people who aren’t already following Jesus. Please do pray that our young people taking part would decide to follow Jesus! Another encouragement was being able to re-launch in person our Island wide worship night -, Catalyst. Several members of the Pack came along for the very first time and are already enthused and excited for our next Catalyst date in November.

To contact Faye: westwightyouth@gmail.com

Get Involved

We are always looking for people to join our amazing team of volunteers, so if you  are interested in finding out more, please feel free to get in touch. Please speak to Dan Wells.

Contact: westwightyouth@gmail.com or please Contact Us to find out more.

CTWW ‘Oasis’

A relaxed meeting space held every Monday morning at Freshwater Methodist Church, Brookside, Freshwater. Friendship and a listening ear whilst enjoying tea, coffee and biscuits, scrabble, jigsaws knitting, newspapers and Fairtrade goods. Every Monday 10.00am – 12noon.

Why not volunteer to welcome, chat and serve refreshments to our clients at the Freshwater Methodist Church. Please contact Doreen Dace or Contact Us to find out more.