St Agnes Church, Bedbury Lane, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Lovely St Agnes Church nestles beneath Tennyson Down in the beautiful Freshwater Bay area of West Wight, close to the historic Orchards Grocery store and the ever popular Piano Cafe.
Whilst the always welcoming, regular congregation of St Agnes is small, a service is held most Sundays, often at 6pm and more often than not, with the choir present. Even with the smallest of congregations, the sound of the choir and the organ at evensong and evening communion is beautiful.
Everyone is welcome at St Agnes, whether you want to join us in worship, sit and listen to a service or even just to take some time to sit quietly in the Church and listen to the sounds of the sea and the countryside.
The church is open everyday for visitors and prayers and quiet contemplation.

REGULAR SERVICES
1st Sunday – 6pm Holy Communion
2nd Sunday – 6pm Evening Prayer
3rd Sunday – 8am Holy Communion
4th Sunday – 6pm Holy Communion
5th Sunday – varied – please check
We are delighted to be able to welcome the choir at most of our evening service

                     PLEASE FIND A CALENDAR OF SERVICES AT                 THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

A Prayer For St Agnes

Eternal God, shepherd of your sheep, whose child Agnes was strengthened to bear witness in her living and her dying to the true love of her redeemer, grant us the power to understand with your saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love that surpasses knowledge, even Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the holy spirit, one God, now and forever.

A Brief History
This much loved church is dedicated to St Agnes of Rome who, as a young girl was murdered by the Romans for refusing to deny her Christian faith.
The church was built in 1908 and funded by public subscription, to enable the residents and visitors to Freshwater Bay to worship in a dignified building. It was built on land donated by Hallam, Lord Tennyson and is built of stone rubble from a demolished farmhouse (the south transept has a quoin dated 1694).
It is the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight and was dedicated by the Bishop of Winchester on 12th August 1908.
If you’d like to know more about St Agnes Church then look out for Roy Burton’s ‘A Brief History’ when you visit the Church. 

St Agnes Church

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Benefice Advent Carols at St James, Yarmouth 6:00 pm
Benefice Advent Carols at St James, Yarmouth
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcoming members and visitors from all 4 of our Benefice Churches
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St Agnes Advent service of quiet reflection 6:00 pm
St Agnes Advent service of quiet reflection
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A peaceful service for Advent – a time to reflect during the busy Christmas period. All welcome.
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Carols in the Square Yarmouth 5:30 pm
Carols in the Square Yarmouth @ Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) Town Square
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Traditional Carols in the Square and the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree lights.
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St Agnes Lights of Love at Christmas 6:00 pm
St Agnes Lights of Love at Christmas
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Lights Of Love Service for Christmas
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St Agnes Holy Communion 8:00 am
St Agnes Holy Communion
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
A quiet service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer
All Saints Community Carols and Traditional Service 5:30 pm
All Saints Community Carols and Traditional Service
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
At All Saints Church, Freshwater. Join us for Community Carols at the Lychgate followed by a tradition Christmas Service in the Church. All welcome.
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Christ Church Totland, Carols by Candlelight 6:00 pm
Christ Church Totland, Carols by Candlelight
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in with Carols at one of our 4 Benefice Churches – Christ Church Totland. Carols by candlelight.
St Agnes Holy Communion 6:00 pm
St Agnes Holy Communion
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us at lovely St Agnes Church for Holy Communion
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St Agnes Informal Carol Service 6:00 pm
St Agnes Informal Carol Service
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The ever popular St Agnes carol service – be sure to come early to avoid standing room only.
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St Agnes Christmas Communion with Carols 10:30 am
St Agnes Christmas Communion with Carols
Dec 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us on Christmas morning for Communion and Carols.
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