The Bonchurch Monthly Coffee Mornings will resume on

TUESDAY JANUARY 7th from 10 am to Noon.

 All the usual: Bric a Brac, Cake and savoury stall (calorie free for January!)

Raffle, Tombola, Books and Handicraft. Coffee/Tea obviouslyand as ever lots of chat.

 We look forward to seeing you all there.





Wow!  This was our best one ever. Thank you to all the folk who supported it, both our regulars and and some newcomers. A lovely addition was Bonchurch author, Rob Carter, doing a book signing of his latest novel "The Moondish",  set in Bonchurch, the proceeds of which he donated to the stained glass window fund.
These events don't happen without a very dedicated team and we thank them all for their extremely hard work.  We also thank all those who donated raffle prizes including the Royal Hotel and Glory Art Glass.
We are still counting but at the moment our magnificent total  is just short of £2,000.



Bonchurch Parish Church, Bonchurch Shute

We Will Remember Them.

On Sunday November 10th at 11.00am a very moving remembrance ceremony was held at Bonchurch War Memorial, complete with a wonderful rendition of the last post.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of the St Boniface Church and also Bonchurch Community Association. The ceremony was well attended by the local community.


Church View, St Boniface Road. Ventnor. PO38 1PN


 To all our loyal friends.

Belatedly, thank you so much for your donation to, and your support of, our recent Flower Festival at Bonchurch. It was very successful in terms outreach and also financially. 

The arrangements were amazing.  I couldn’t get over how much work went into the execution of each one and how imaginative they all were.

We are fortunate indeed to have such musical talent in our midst.  Our choir and vicar produced the most wonderful concert for us with each of them performing on different instruments as well as singing. An attendance of 92 people was a record for us.

The Festival itself (including the concert) raised £4418.00 gross, with expenses of £1073.92, resulting in net proceeds of £3344.08.   Splitting this 75%/25% between the two causes gives £2508.06 towards the windows, and £836.02 for Admiral Dementia Nurses. To this we add the £52 that Pauline Guildford raised when she raffled the wedding bunny that she had made and dressed so beautifully.

In addition, we received three large donations specifically for the windows, and will be able to claim Gift Aid in some cases, resulting in a grand total (net of costs) of £4546.08, of which £3710.06 is for the windows.

Needless to say we are thrilled with this result, so many thanks to you all.

Flower Festival.

 Thank you one and all for your support for our recent Flower Festival.  You were wonderful:  You came, you sponsored, you donated, and you all seemed to enjoy it too!  What was there not to enjoy?  I was blown away both by the effort the participants had made for,and the expertise demonstrated in the execution of their arrangements. Above all I was blown away by their imaginations and how they had just picked up an idea and run with it.

Our “Home Grown Concert” was a huge success.  We really are lucky to have such talent in our midst.  The programme was varied so something for everyone.  

As ever Sandra Gonzalez provide a very high standard of catering which everybody enjoyed.  It was sad that the inclement weather precluded using our lovely tea garden but there was a lovely atmosphere inside the church. Indeed, there was such a lovely atmosphere throughout the entire Flower Festival.  People came from all over the Island which was wonderful, and we are so grateful to them all.

At the time of writing we do not have a final amount but it will be a worthwhile figure for both the Stained Glass Window Appeal and Admiral Nurses IOW Appeal.