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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Prayer - we believe that prayer is essential to the life of the church and our ministry in the community.  All of our regular programmes incorporate a strong emphasis on prayer.  We hold a regular time of prayer every Tuesday at 14:00 and 19:30, as well as regular days of prayer, to seek God's guidance and direction.

Bible Study Groups - various groups meet in the week during the daytime and evenings.  These are precious opportunities to grow closer to God and to build relationships. Please contact Jean Cunningham if you are interested in joining a home group.

CatURpillars - parent and child activity session for babies & toddlers held:
Thursday: 12:45 - 14:30
Friday: 10:30 - 12:30

See separate page for more details.

Prayer Group For The Suffering Church - Second Monday of the month at 10:00 (see below for more information).

Coffee, Bowls & Banter - also for the more mature in years, a weekly drop in group for senior citizens on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 12:00 costing £1.00.  With short mat bowls, table games plus refreshments.

Friday Special - for the more mature in years.  A chance to meet new friends, have fun and some tea together… plus a pause for thought about God.  This is usually held once every two months, on a Friday afternoon.

Church Day Away - an annual time to go deeper with God and with one another, usually in the summer.

Our weekly notice sheet and our monthly church magazine, 'The Link', gives more details on church activities.

Other Support Activities

Prayer Ministry Team - is available every Sunday after the 10:30 service to pray with you.

Christian Healing Ministry - we believe that the church is charged with the task of continuing the work that the Lord Jesus Christ began and that healing is an important part of its ministry.  Jesus is the only true healer and he works both through medicine and through the prayers of his people.  We follow the Biblical practice of 'the laying on of hands' for healing.  Please contact the minister if you have a particular need in this area.

Sermons/Services - recent services are available on CD from the back of church, or by request from the PA Desk, or you can listen to recent sermons on-line.

House Groups

It’s really good to note how many more people have been asking about House Groups, this is valuable to all those who attend.

We have several House Groups running each week, including a young people's group.  Should you wish to decide to join a group, please ask Jean Cunningham ( 863850 for details of those available.


Messy Church - held periodically through the year

Worship at Tile Residential House - held on the second or third Friday of each month at 11:30

Worship at Springfield Nursing Home - usually held on the last Friday of each month at 11:30

(Please see the Diary of Events page for details of these services)

Alpha Courses - these are held periodically for those who want to find out more about the Christian faith.  This and other outreach events and activities are now being developed with other local Christians.

See the Christians Working Together In Shanklin page for more details.

Prayer Group For The Suffering Church

A prayer group has been meeting in Shanklin for several years and people come from several different churches.

Meets downstairs in the church on the second Monday of each month at 10:00.

When it first started, it met every week and over the years those attending have learnt so much as they have prayed for our brothers and sisters who are suffering  persecution for their faith and have seen some wonderful answers to prayer.

An article on the Persecuted Church, entitled 'Focus', is published each month in our church magazine

If you would like to know more about the group, please speak to Pat Moore, Sue White or Jane Hancock at Church.

Page Last Updated 29 December 2018

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