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.  Some of the work we regularly support are:

The 'God Bus' street outreach team on the Island
IoW Street Pastors
IoW Youth for Christ working among local young people
Wight Churches


The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Uganda (see Kalasa below)
GEAR - a voluntary network of Christians who long to see evangelism and renewal become part of the heartbeat of our denomination, the United Reformed Church.
Christian Aid week
The work of Tearfund


Christmas Collections

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

The beneficiary of our 2021 Christmas Collection was Mercy Ships.

Mercy Ships is a global Christian charity that follows the 2,000-year-old model of Jesus to bring hope and healing to those suffering from disability, disfigurement, and disease. We deploy hospital ships and partner with African nations to transform surgical systems and provide free surgery to those most in need. We believe every person is valuable.

'Imagine a ship crewed by doctors, nurses, water engineers and agriculturalists visiting some of the world’s poorest countries. Now imagine their life-changing services offered free of charge…

Right now dedicated volunteers from around the world are bringing hope and healing to thousands of people who could never have believed it possible. Welcome to Mercy Ships, a compassionate response to a world where many have lost hope.'

Coronavirus is threatening the lives of thousands of the poorest and most vulnerable in Africa. Any donation will protect and save lives by helping to vaccinate the most vulnerable people in Central and West African nations, including Senegal, Benin, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and to train more African doctors and nurses to administer the vaccine.

Details of previous Christmas collections can be found here

Kalasa, Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and Lake Victoria.

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 trips from the UK to encourage the various new congregations of what was a 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 18:00 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.

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)

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