Diocese of Portsmouth

St Mary the Virgin, PO30 1NR

St Mary the Virgin, Newport Minster, Saint John and Carisbrooke
High Street, Carisbrooke, PO30 1NR
Isle Of Wight

We are the “Church on the Hill” serving God’s people in Carisbrooke. We are a “middle of the road” Anglican church with regular Sunday Services. Everyone is welome.

We are part of the newly formed parish of Newport and Carisbooke with Gatcombe which is comprised of Newport Minster, St John’s, St Mary,s, St Nicholas in Castro and St Olave’s Gatcombe. The parish is part of the Deanery of the Isle of Wight in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Safe from harm

The parish of Newport Minster, Saint John and Carisbrooke is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Portsmouth’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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  • Holy Communion

    The service for those who prefer a quieter, said service

    Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 50 minutes

    Common worship, Communion, Church, Prayers

  • Fruitful@9.30

    A considerably less formal service, ideal for those who don't want a Communion Service.

    Every 3rd Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Family friendly, Coffee, Allages, Church, Prayers, Choirevent, Singingevent, Musicevent, Hymnsevent

  • Holy Communion

    A weekly service of Holy Communion using Common Worship.

    Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Common worship, Communion, Church, Prayers, Choirevent, Singingevent, Musicevent, Hymnsevent, Organ, Gluten-free_communion

  • Holy Communion

    The main Sunday Service

    Every 1st , 2nd , 4th and 5th Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 75 minutes

    Common worship, Coffee, Sunday school, Communion, Church, Prayers, Choirevent, Singingevent, Musicevent, Hymnsevent

  • Said Evensong

    A said Evensong with hymns, following a shortened Book of Common Prayer service.

    Every 1st and 2nd Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for 50 minutes

    Common prayer, Church, Prayers

  • Online Bible Fellowship

    A monthly look at the readings set for that Sunday with time to pray and chat. This meeting is on Zoom.
    To find out more email admin@stjohnsnewport.org.

    Every 2nd Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for 82 minutes

    Prayers, Biblestudy


  • Chatterbox Tots & Toddlers

    Join us at St John's Church Hall for free snacks and play. From September Chatterbox will run every Monday in school term time.
    For more information contact admin@cofeheartofwight.org

    Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Family friendly, Hall, Parentstoddlers, Refreshments_served

  • Warm Hubs

    The Churches in the Parish of Newport and Carisbrooke are opening their halls as warm hubs for anyone who needs to keep warm this winter on the following days. They are free to attend and refreshments will be available.
    Monday - St Mary's hall, Carisbrooke, from Nov 2nd
    Wednesday - St Mary's hall, Carisbrooke, Parson's Pantrya
    St John's hall, Newport, Lunch club (Lunch £4, this must be booked in advance)
    Friday - The Parish Centre, Town Lane

    Every Monday at 10 a.m. for 150 minutes

    Coffee, Hall, Communityevent, Refreshments_served


  • Holy Communion

    A quiet, said service in the middle of the week,
    followed by coffee in the local pub.

    Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for 30 minutes

    Common worship, Coffee, Communion, Church, Prayers, Pub


  • Parson's Pantry

    Our own village cafe, serving a selection of teas and coffees, and of course homemade cakes. All the profits go to the church.

    Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 2 minutes

    Hall, Refreshments_served

  • Parsons Pantry

    Pop into St Mary's Church for tea/coffee and cake.

    Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 150 minutes

    Coffee, Church, Communityevent, Coffemorning, Refreshments_served




Full name
St Mary the Virgin
The Queens College, Oxford
about 1070
Isle Of Wight

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