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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Messy Easter

Please join us for

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Saturday 24th March 15:30 – 17:30

Free fun for all the family - no unaccompanied children please

Sounds different?

Why not come along and explore the story of Easter through a Messy Church experience.

This is a fun way of learning for all ages- in a hands-on way.

There will be several craft activities to choose from, followed by a short celebration with songs, prayers and a Bible story, and then some delicious hot food to enjoy all together.

You are welcome to just turn up on the day. Come as a family; bring the grandchildren along – any combination is fine! Enjoy it together

Alzheimer's Café

Wednesday 28th March

14:00 - 16:00

'Living With Dementia: Planning For The Future & Lasting Powers of Attorney'

Presented by Melissa Reeds

For people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals

Easter Programme


Saturday 24th March


Messy Church – for families to explore the meaning of Easter

Palm Sunday


Worship for all ages

Maundy Thursday


Cooked Supper and Holy Communion - a joint gathering at Ryde URC
(Please sign the list at church if you plan to come)

Good Friday



Short reflective service

Procession of Witness Starting at St Blasius Church
Pick up a leaflet with timings

Easter Day




Open air Celebration on the seafront at the bottom of Hope Road followed by breakfast at the church

Easter Communion for all ages

A Short Christian Film – Look out for details


Games Evening

Wednesday 11th April

18:00 – 20:00

A fun evening for all ages – with refreshments

Pool, Table tennis, Short Mat Bowls, Air Hockey, table top games

All are welcome but please note - this is not a supervised youth group so under 18’s should come with a parent or responsible adult.

The February half term event was a huge success, building relationships with many of the families associated with the church

Day of Prayer

Tuesday 24th April - building on our meetings at 14:00 and 19:30

There will be a special focus on how we might develop and resource our work with children young people and families.

Church Meeting

Our next members' meeting will be on:

Thursday 24th May

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!


Join us at 14:00 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


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.

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 23 March 2018

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