Castlehold Baptist Church

Local initiatives

Volunteers from Castlehold join with Christians from other Island churches to show the love of Jesus in practical action and to share the hope He brings. Local initiatives involving people from our church are shown below.

The Living Room Café

Now incorporating Newport Youth Café

This community café in the heart of Newport offers a welcome to everyone. It’s a place to relax, enjoy good coffee and food, and to chat with friends. It’s also a place where anyone experiencing difficulties can find a sympathetic, non-judgemental listener who may be able to signpost the way to getting the right kind of help needed.

The Living Room is now open again on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm.

Street, School and Prayer Pastors

Caring, listening, helping

Street Pastors is a national, Christian organisation. Teams of volunteers help to make our streets safer, especially at night, by offering reassurance, safety and support to people they meet who may be in distress or difficulty. School Pastors support their school or college community by offering a reassuring and friendly presence to students.
Street and School Pastors are supported by Prayer Pastors, who pray for the Street and School teams, and the people they meet with.

Open the Book

Bible storytelling in primary schools

Through this nationwide project, teams prepare dramatised Bible stories to share with children at their assemblies in schools across the Island.

This project is on hold for now.

Foodbank

The Trussell Trust

Castlehold supports Foodbank.  In pre-Covid days, supplies for Foodbank were regularly donated at the church and transferred to the main distribution centre at Cowes.
For now, individuals make their own arrangements for donations.