Connected Communities: Church on the Roundabout

In the heart of Newport, Isle of Wight, stands a beacon of hope and support for the local community – the Church on the Roundabout. Led by Pastor Tony and his wife Sally, this church is dedicated to providing a helping hand to those in need and fostering a sense of belonging for all who walk through its doors; because they care.

At the Church on the Roundabout, inclusivity and compassion are at the forefront of everything they do. With a full program of weekly activities, including their family-friendly service every Sunday at 11 am, they aim to create a welcoming space where individuals and families can come together to find solace, support, and spiritual nourishment.

However, the Church on the Roundabout goes beyond traditional religious services. They also serve as a vital lifeline for many in the community through their Foodbank cafe, open every Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 12 pm. Here, anyone in need is welcomed with open arms to enjoy a cup of coffee and access essential food supplies, ensuring that no one in the community goes hungry.

The impact of the Church on the Roundabout extends far across the Island, thanks to the support of community-minded partners like WightFibre. As a local telecommunications provider deeply invested in the well-being of the Isle of Wight, WightFibre is proud to stand alongside organisations like the Church on the Roundabout to support their invaluable work.

WightFibre’s Connected Communities Programme has helped the Church on the roundabout to stay connected. WigthFibre’s community team are available once a month to offer those that need it, help with their digital provision, having a direct impact on the local community.

By harnessing the power of technology and community collaboration, WightFibre and the Church on the Roundabout are working together to create a brighter future for all residents of the Isle of Wight. Together, they are demonstrating the profound impact that can be achieved when businesses, community groups and charities join forces to support those in need and foster a stronger, more resilient community.