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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A Brief Outline

The only regular activities currently taking place in the church building are:


Sundays - Morning Services @ 10:30

Tuesdays - Bible Bite Meetings @ 14:00
(Please note, Bible Bite is taking a summer break until 6th September)


Fridays - CatURpillars @ 10:00


For details of any one off activities, please see our SURC Events page

Our Sunday services and Tuesday Bible Bite talks are broadcast live on YouTube from church - technology permitting

Should you have missed seeing a Sunday service or a Tuesday talk live, or if you wish to catch-up with a previous service,
whether it be in video or audio format, go to our Sermons On Line page

SURC & the Coronavirus

Government restrictions may have been lifted but
the Virus is still with us

Therefore, we would ask you to be considerate to other church users:


- Please consider wearing a face covering
they are still advisable when indoors amongst people

- Sanitise your hands on entry and also if you have used our toilets.

- Sit anywhere, but leave at least a single seat space between different household groups.

- Respect other people’s need for space.

- Be aware of the needs of others, particularly on entry and exit.

- Do not block the aisles and doorways.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.(Mark 12:30-31)

Our Church

  • Cares for people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Fosters a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

  • Encourages everyone to be involved and use their gifts and talents for God both in the church and in the community.

  • Worships in an informal and often lively style, centred on the Bible.

  • Seeks to be outward looking
    - to make Jesus better known.
    - to make Shanklin a better place.
    - to work for justice and peace in the world.

Our Background

  • We have been in the heart of Shanklin since 1841.

  • We used to be known as the Congregational Church; you can read an extract from the Congregational Year Book of 1882.

  • Our present building is the third to have been built on the site and was opened in 1883.

  • We became part of the United Reformed Church on its formation in 1972.

  • We praise God for our heritage which has left us with a lovely building in a strategic position, but our priority is being the church of today.

  • We work in partnership with other Christians in the town and on the Island.

  • We are a member of the Evangelical Alliance.


Evangelical Alliance's Basis of Faith

The Basis of Faith
(revised in 2005

We believe in...

1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.

3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God - fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.

4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.

5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ - born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.

8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.

10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.

11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

"How many of us cry ‘Hosanna’ to Jesus on Sunday and betray him on Monday" - Rev Howard Cunnington

Page Last Updated 20 July 2022

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