Church Links

Learning more about the Christian faith

All parents are welcome to attend regular school Eucharist services which will be at St. Mary’s church, Brighstone – see the Buzz for further details.

All pupils are invited to join a group which meets weekly after school in the spring term to explore the Christian faith. For some this might lead to Confirmation. For further information, please click on the link below.

Confirmation Classes


A team from the parish church leads Collective Worship on Wednesdays in school, except when there is a Eucharist. They are;

Revd. Linda Bushell, Local Minister for Shorwell

Peter Johnson, Reader for Brighstone

Andy Dorning (SWAY Project Leader)

Andy Evans (YTP)

Our Church Family

St Mary’s, Brighstone is part of the Five Churches team which also includes Brook, Mottistone, Shorwell and Kingston. Five ChurchesWedding slider – a link to the website which covers our own church, St. Mary the Virgin, Brighstone, and the others in our parish.


Our colleagues in the West Wight are;

Revd. David Bevington – Shalfleet, Calbourne, Thorley and Newtown

Revd. James Cook – Totland Bay

Revd. Mark Whatson – Yarmouth and Freshwater


Our Archdeacon is The Venerable Peter Sutton, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight.


Our Bishop is The Right Reverend Christopher Foster, Bishop of the Diocese of Portsmouth.


The church is presently in vacancy however, students, staff and parents can contact The Five Churches office, if required.

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