Christ Church will continue to offer pastoral and spiritual support during these difficult times and is committed to finding new ways of doing so. Weekly emails will continue to be sent but instead of news of events, they will contain reflections and prayers.

Alongside this, we are pleased to be part of the newly formed West Wight Coronavirus Help Group. Leisa and other church members attended a meeting at the West Wight Sports and Community Centre on Wednesday with representatives from a range of community organisations. The aim was to coordinate our efforts as we all look out for each other. Organisations present included: West Wight Churches, Time Bank, Just Ask Coordinator, Community Connector, Fire Service, FYT Bus, Parish and Town Councils, Freshwater Bay Residents, The Co-op, West Wight Youth Project, Men in Sheds, West Wight Arts. All were happy to pool efforts and resources so a steering group has been set up and a West Wight Help Centre launched. West Wight Community Spirit at its best!

West Wight Sports and Community Centre have offered the use of their premises and phone lines for this and a dedicated email address has been set up. We are now in the process of collating two databases: one of volunteers willing to help those in self-isolation and one for those who are self-isolated and would welcome some assistance.
If you would like to be part of the group – either to give or receive help – please contact the centre on 752168 or help@westwight.org.uk . Be ready with the following information:

  1. Name, Address (inc postcode), Tel no and Email (if you have one).
  2. The type of tasks you either need help with or are offering help with e.g. practical or phone support.

One of the first jobs to be done will be posting leaflets through doors so that all are reached with the information. Please let the Help Centre know if you are happy to be on the delivery team. We hope to have a good supply printed by next week.

Meanwhile keep doing what Christ Church does best – look after each other and keep praying.

Christ Church – Shining God’s Light