Church Links

Learning more about the Christian faith

All parents are welcome to attend regular school Eucharist services which are held 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;

Rev’d. Clive Todd – Rector of Brighstone

Rev’d. Linda Bushell, Local Minister for Shorwell

Peter Johnson, Reader for Brighstone

Andy Dorning (SWAY Project Leader)

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;

Rev’d. Clive Todd – Rector of Brighstone, Brook & Mottistone, Shorwell, Calbourne, Thorley, Shalfleet & Newtown.

Rev’d. Linda Bushell – Local Minister for Shorwell, Brighstone, Brook & Mottistone

Rev’d. Leisa McGovern – Yarmouth, Freshwater & Totland


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

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


Contact The Five Churches office,

e-mail: [email protected] or tel: 0747 4987 683

or contact