Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

A member of the Evangelical Alliance


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Church Meeting

Our next members' meeting will be on:

Thursday 22nd November

At 19:30

All members and regular worshippers are encouraged to come along and share in our family business.  

Don’t just go to church – be the church!

Shanklin Town Brass Band Christmas Concert

The town's prestigious brass band will be having its annual Christmas Concert on

Saturday 8th December at 19:30

at Shanklin URC


Join us at 12:00 or 19:30 for prayer on Tuesdays

Please join us each Tuesday for an hour after the lunchtime Bible Meetings or in the evenings at in the main meeting area to seek God's face together, to pray for the church family and uphold the work of the Gospel.

Do join us at either time whenever you can.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7


Day of prayer – Tuesday 23rd October

A special day dedicated to prayer - with corporate times of prayer at the regular slots of 14:00 and 19:30.

Prayer Group for the Persecuted Church

On the second Monday of each month – 10:00. 

Prayer Ministry Team

Our team is on hand every Sunday to pray with people after the morning service. Please come up when folk are free, or if you would rather stay in your seat we could come and pray with you there.

Prayer Box

A red box is in the lobby area for prayer requests to be dropped in any time – these will be prayed over in confidence and then destroyed.

Patch the Pumpkin

No dressing up for Halloween please!!

And new this year on the evening of Halloween for pre- school and primary age children.....

Patch the Pumpkin Treasure Hunt

Wed 31st October 17:30 to 18:30

Starting and finishing at Shanklin URC

Meet at the church at 17:30 ready to head out together on the treasure hunt. We will go to 3 houses close to the church where we will light their pumpkin, hear a chapter of the story “Patch the Pumpkin and The Lost Little Girl” and be given some sweets to take away with us.

We will finish at the church at 18:30 for some snacks and nibbles. People are welcome to head on home then or join in with our Light Alternative party where there will be games and craft to enjoy.

If you like, why not come dressed as something happy and fun e.g. a superhero, unicorn, princess or even a pumpkin.


This is an initiative by World Vision used by a number of churches last year. For more info go to    or talk to Janet Harley

Light Alternative

On a rather 'dark' evening, why not try...

A Light Alternative

Wednesday 31st October

Open house – 18:30 - 20:00

Fun for all ages, and free for all...

Drop in for.... Games, Crafts, Challenges, Snacks, Chat

Lord Teach Us To Pray

If you ever feel totally inadequate for the task, when faced with the great needs, both in our own nation and throughout the world  - a resource which is very helpful is the Care Prayer Diary.

If you are unfamiliar with the work of CARE (standing for Christian Action, Research & Education), their calling is to be ‘Making A Difference For The Sake Of The Future’.


Equips individual Christians in the local church.

Impacts the political world.

Provides briefings for parliamentarians.

Trains Christian graduates through the leadership programme

Supports the vulnerable through caring initiatives.

The Prayer Diary is published quarterly and covers such subjects as Education, Marriage, Relationships, Exploitation & Children, Issues in Politics, Society & Culture and the Church’s Mission to name but a few.

Copies of the Care Prayer Booklet are available at the back of church or alternatively at

If you would like further information about the work of Care, please visit

In the words of A W Pink: “Nothing is too great and nothing is too small to commit into the hands of the Lord.”

Page Last Updated 16 October 2018

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