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


Information

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

Rylstone Gardens 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 testimony etc.

Foodbank Cafe 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 Morrison's.

New Clergy - 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 Sandown.

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 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.


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 and it usually follows the pattern of:

- 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.


Easter

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


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 26 July 2017

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