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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Support For Others

We Support

We seek to give away at least 10% of our income to other Christian work.  The main things that we regularly support are:

Wight Churches

Isle of Wight Youth for Christ working among local young people

IoW Street Pastors

The 'God Bus' street outreach team on the Island

The Evangelism and Renewal Advocates (Revs Andrew and Sally Willett) employed by GEAR to promote renewal in the Holy Spirit and evangelism around the United Reformed Church

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Uganda (see Kalasa below)

The work of Tearfund

Christian Aid week


Christmas Collections

We support a variety of other organisations through our annual Christmas Collections

The 2016 Christmas Collection was donated to Samaritan's Purse

"Samaritanís Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We are part of the global Samaritanís Purse family that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970. Samaritanís Purse also has offices in the USACanadaGermany, and Australia.

Even if you donít recognise the name, you may have come across our Operation Christmas Child initiative, which thousands of churches, schools and businesses across the UK and Ireland are already part of.

But we do more than just send shoeboxes overseas. We respond in a distinctly Christian way to issues facing people in the places where we work: issues like water and sanitation and sustainable livelihoods along with disasters and emergencies."

Details of previous Christmas collections can be found here

Kalasa, Uganda

Brian Harley, our Minister, visited the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Kalasa, (a village about an hour's drive north of Kampala)  in October 1997, April 2002 and November 2006 during team ministry trips from the UK to encourage the various new congregations of this new and growing church in Uganda.  The building in the pictures below was roofed with the help of gifts from Shanklin and was subsequently named 'The Shanklin Block'.

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The Shanklin Block at Kalasa - classrooms at the church school that were begun in May 2002 during the visit by our minister who took with him gifts for this work.

Ugandan FlagThe building, which they also use as a school for orphans and five classrooms, has now been built alongside.  Meetings end when it gets dark around 6.00pm as there is no electricity.  Pastor Rev Martin Sebbugo and his wife Gertrude visited Shanklin in 1996, which led us to start sending regular gifts to help with their work and mission.

Sarah Harley visited Kalasa church and school in April 2008 during a six week visit to Uganda as an extension to her nursing training (she has since qualified). She shared with the school children about health issues and also visited the church plants in two other local villages at Bukekete and Namakata.

 Photo of Sarah at Kalasa. Click on the picture for larger version

Information about supporting the work in Uganda, and also in Malawi, Ghana and Zambia, can be obtained through The Romans One Eleven Trust.

The Visit of the Sebbugos From Kalasa

Martin and Gertrude Sebbugo last came to Shanklin in May 2011. Here are three photos from their visit (click on an image to view a larger one)

Page Last Updated 25 October 2017

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