Christians Working Together In
Seven 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
There is also a network of Churches on the
with a website and information service, which serves the whole Christian
community on the Isle of Wight.
– the weekly
Worship in the Open Air at the bandstand continues each Sunday evening
until the end of August - at 19:30. Please come and support this whenever
you are free. Brian will be leading on 13th August and would
appreciate any offers of help in setting up and leading the worship, sharing
– the Shanklin branch has now been closed as there was not sufficient
activity to make it viable. People will still be able to take food vouchers
to Sandown and Ventnor and the need for donations of food for the other cafe
centres continues – so please keep it coming... see the orange crate by the
servery – or drop things into the Foodbank box/basket at a supermarket like
- Fr Davis Lawrence-March was Licensed and welcomed at St Saviours Church on
17th July and the service for Rev Mark Williams is at St Pauls on
20th August. Please pray that they both settle in well and that
the congregations enjoy a new season of fruitfulness in Shanklin, Lake and
Events and Activities
Rylstone Gardens Open Air Praise
From the last Sunday in May until the last one
in August, at
19:30, we have Praise and Worship in the open air every
Sunday evening in Rylstone Gardens - a lovely inspiring setting for Christian worship.
Some photos from previous years (click on the pictures for
a larger version)
The season of open air praise services
starts each year on Pentecost Sunday and runs through to the end of August.
Different groups take it in turns to lead the meetings and always
attracts a good number of holiday visitors - if the weather isn't fair then
we resort to meeting in one of Shanklin's Churches.
For details of where Rylstone Gardens
How To Find Us.
the 'winter' season, September to May, at 19:00 most of the churches in
Shanklin hold an informal worship, with each of the participating churches taking it in turns to host the
service and it usually follows the
- URC on 1st Sunday
- Sacred Heart on 3rd Sunday
- Methodist church on the 4th Sunday
All are most welcome to join in
these meetings where there is a growing depth of fellowship and prayer.
United Services In Shanklin
Held on the second Sunday of the month, apart
from the 'summer season' when we are at Rylstone Gardens in the Open Air.
See the Diary of Events for
when and where it is being held.
Do come along and share in worship
with our friends from local churches.
Churches of Shanklin in recent years have joined together for three events at Easter.
- Lent meetings on a Tuesday lunchtime.
Procession of Witness on Good Friday
- An Easter Sunday sunrise service on Hope Beach
at around 06:00, depending when Easter is (see the pictures below from previous year's services).
Click on the pictures for
a larger version
Course - 'Explore the meaning of Life'
Alpha courses are held periodically
This is a great means of introducing people to basic Christian beliefs.
from Brian Harley
Page Last Updated
26 July 2017