Posts from October 2018

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Do you hear the people sing? 🎶

by Hazel Britton

The lure of singing some of the most rousing show tunes and the chance to learn from top drawer professionals brought around 70 people to Christ Church, Totland Bay last Saturday [20th Oct] for a Fun Vocal Workshop. Led by professional soprano and teacher Heidi Pegler and arranger and orchestrator John Langley, who has worked […]

The final farewell to James and Suzanne ☹

by Hazel Britton

Christ Church played host to a wealth of well-wishers from across the West Wight on Sunday 21st October as James took his final service at Christ Church. Amongst those present was a special friend of the Cooks from Nigeria… a Bishop who had encouraged James to be ordained and was now present at his retirement. […]

As we say goodbye to James and Suzanne……..moving forward in God’s Mission for this place and at this time. The latest Sermon from Leisa at Christ Church Sunday 21st October 2018

by Robin Gosden

As we say our farewells to James and Suzanne, read again what Leisa says about the challenges ahead and our place in the emerging mission community here in the West Wight. She challenges us to think deeply about: The nature of leadership and servanthood. Moving forward in God’s mission for this place. Where and how you […]

Presentation to Suzanne and James Cook

by Denis Gosden

Following our Sunday Harvest Service our Church Wardens presented gifts to Suzanne and James Cook on the occasion of their forthcoming retirement. James joined Christ Church Totland at Harvest 2013 and we have been blessed by James and Suzanne’s ministry here in preparing us for a new closer collaboration of churches within the West Wight […]

Harvest Festival Service & Harvest Lunch

by Denis Gosden

What a wonderful occasion to  celebrating the Harvest season. A service where we were surrounded by beautiful flowers, fruit and vegetables, all reminders of God’s bountiful provision.                 This was followed by a Harvest lunch in Church, prepared by our wonderful catering team .