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All Saints Godshill

Diocese of Portsmouth

Under the Patronage of the Guild of All Souls
and the Episcopal Oversight of the Bishop of Richborough

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Regular Services:

All Saints, Godshill:

Sung Eucharist – Sundays 11:00am, Holy Communion Thursdays 9:30am

St Alban’s, Ventnor:

Sung Eucharist – Sundays 9:30am, Holy Communion Wednesdays 9:30am

News

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Contact

Should you feel anxious or worried or would just like a chat,
or to ask for prayers, please feel free to contact either:
Deacon Corinne on 07775 628593 or
Lay Minister Dr. Jennifer Hopkins-Holder MBE on 01983 852575

Church Officers

Parish Priest (‘The Vicar’)

The Vicarage, Church Hill, Godshill. PO38 3HY.

Deacon
Dn Corinne Smith – 07775 628 593

Reader

Dr Jennifer Hopkins-Holder – 01983 852575

Churchwardens

Dennis Owen (All Saints) – 01983 840591
Alan Philpott (St Alban’s) – 01983 852555

Deputy wardens

Edward Holden (All Saints) – 01983 842109
Peter Pye (St Alban’s) – 01983 853690

Sunday School

Organists

Tower Captain

Michael Marlow – 01983 840609
e-mail: mike_marlow@tiscali.co.uk

Safeguarding Officer

Bryan Haynes – 01983 840903
e-mail: bhaynesx@hotmail.com

NEWCOMERS – please don’t worry if you’re not sure ‘what to do’. Please feel free to bring your children (Ours don’t behave perfectly either!)

BAPTISMS (Christenings) – contact Deacon Corinne, either after a service, or by phone.

SUNDAY-SCHOOL

BELL RINGING – If you wish to learn, contact the Tower Captain, Mike Marlow (840609)

WEDDINGS – Contact Deacon Corinne in the first instance.

IF YOU ARE SICK – or someone whom you love is ill and would like to be visited by one of the clergy; or if you just wish them to be prayed for at the Sunday Service, contact any of the Church Officers.

IF YOU ARE BEREAVED – and would like a visit, or would like Corinne or Jenny to take your loved-one’s funeral, phone (or ask the Funeral Director to phone) Deacon Corinne. If there is going to be a cremation, the service can either take place at the Crematorium, or, if you so wish, in church followed by a committal either at the church door or at the Crematorium.

About

The parish of Godshill covers much of the central south of the Isle of Wight. Besides the church of All Saints in Godshill itself, it also includes the anglo-catholic church of St Alban the Martyr in Upper Ventnor.

The church of All Saints has an unusual plan: a double nave and chancel of roughly equal width, small transepts, porch and north west tower, mostly in sandstone. It was built in the 14th century in the Perpendicular style – characterised by window tracery that has straight-sided panels, often cusped at the top and bottom.

The small south transept is late 15th century or early 16th century. Above the altar in St Stephen’s chapel is a most unusual wall painting of the same date or maybe earlier. Christ is shown on a cross of three branches, each branch dividing at the top into a further three. A curious shield-like motif attached to a fleur-de-lys is crossed by the branch below Christ’s right arm. Two scroll-bearing angels fly down from above, while a further four inscribed scrolls flank Christ. The painting is known as ‘the lily cross’.

In the north chancel the former altar table is dated 1631 and the communion rails, with turned balusters, are also 17th century.

All Saints has an outstanding series of monuments. The effigies of Sir John Leigh (died 1529) and his wife, Agnes, are alabaster. They lie on a canopied tomb with detailed work in Caen stone. There is a figureless monument to Richard Worsley (died 1565) who was Captain of the Island. In the north transept is grand marble monument to Sir Robert Worsley (died 1747), builder of nearby Appuldurcombe mansion, and his brother, Henry who was a classical traveller and collector. In the south nave is a monster monument to Sir Richard Worsley who died in 1805; it was erected well after his death by Lord Yarborough.

[Text courtesy of Albany Associates – www.albany-ballard.co.uk]

Mission Statement

To worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, and to tell of His love to all the world.

Faith Statement

We hold to the traditional Catholic Faith as taught by the Church of England.

As such we hope for our ultimate reunion with the ancient Churches of the East and West.

We give to the Mother of our Lord, holding especially dear her appearances at Walsingham.

Thus we pray that England once again may become The Dowry of Mary.

We are a traditionalist Church of England Parish under the episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Richborough and the Patronage of the Guild of All Souls and a member of The Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda

Christ crucified on a lily:  14th century mural in St Stephen’s Chapel, signifying those occasions (about 4 times a century) when Good Friday falls on Lady Day (The Feast of the Annunciation)

Links to more about the church:

Historian David Ross visits All Saints church in Godshill, Isle of Wight, with a church history, photos, and nearby historic places to visit. We love History! CLICK HERE

TripAdvisor with over 150 photos – CLICK HERE