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


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 years.

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.

Latest News

Forum Meeting - meets again on Thursday 26th April at 19:00 at the Methodist Church to look at summer mission possibilities - all are welcome. 

Do please pray for guidance and wisdom.

Evening Worship – Informal Shared Worship takes place each week and the programme for the next few weeks is as follows:

25th Mar


Methodist Church, Regent Street, PO37 7AF

1st Apr


Film evening at URC

8th Apr


Methodist Church, Regent Street, PO37 7AF

15th Apr



22nd Apr


Sacred Heart Church Hall, Atherley Road PO37 7AT

29th Apr


St Paul's Church, Regent Street, PO37 7AP

It would be great to see more people getting involved in these times of worship with other local Christians, which can be such rich times of worship and fellowship together.

Do please consider joining us whenever you are free.... how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.

Lent Series – Tuesdays at 13:00 – (lunch available from 12:00)

Devotional Addresses by various local leaders on: The Lord’s Prayer

27th March

but deliver us from evil

Rev Brian Harley

Good Friday – once again a procession of witness is planned starting at St Blasius Church at 11:15.

Easter Sunrise – a united service on the sea front at 06:30 – in the car park at the bottom of Hope Road.

Events and Activities


The Churches of Shanklin in recent years have joined together for three events at Easter.

- Lent meetings on a Tuesday lunchtime.

-  A 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

Informal Shared Worship

During 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.

All are most welcome to join in these meetings where there is a growing depth of fellowship and prayer.

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 week on 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 are, see How To Find Us.

Alpha Course - 'Explore the meaning of Life'

Alpha courses are held periodically

This is a great means of introducing people to basic Christian beliefs.

Details from Brian Harley

Page Last Updated 21 March 2018

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