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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Christians Working Together In Shanklin (& The Bay)


Several local churches are working together to create a united witness in the community.  This formal arrangement was launched in January 2002 though the churches and leaders have been worshiping and working together for many years.  Recently, this was expanded to include other churches in The Bay.

There is also a network of Churches on the Island, Wight Churches, with a website and information service, which serves the whole Christian community on the Isle of Wight.


Open Air Services continue each Sunday until the end of August - 19:30 at the Bandstand, as in past years. Please pray for those who will be leading and do come and share in worship with local friends and holiday visitors. These are encouraging and joyful times, bringing folk together. It is a stunning setting and a great place to bring people who may not be ready for more formal church worship. We are leading on 14th August with a guest from Jews for Jesus.

In September, the plan is to move back indoors and meet at 18:30 for the first couple of months at least, moving around various churches.

Fr Marcin Drabik from South Wight Catholic parish is travelling to Poland and Ukraine again and will be away most of August. Do please hold him in your prayers as he seeks to offer support to the church and the chaplains working there.

Some of you will know Fr Brian Coogan, a lovely Sprit-filled man who is still active in small ways in the parish Ė now aged 98. You may have spotted a picture in the County Press as he has just celebrated an incredible 75 years as a priest. May the Lord continue to use him to inspire and bless Godís people.

Open Air Shared Evening Worship

Come and join in with folk from various local congregations across The Bay

We meet each week at 19:30 at the Bandstand in Rylstone Gardens, as in years gone by.

How good and pleasant it is when Godís people live together in unity!

Easter 2022

It was great to be able to share in outdoor witness over the Easter weekend after a couple of years of restrictions. Both the Procession of Witness on Good Friday (pictured below) and the Sunrise Service (pictured right) enjoyed great weather and were well supported.

Page Last Updated 26 July 2022

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