Welcome to the website of the St. Blasius parish. We hope you enjoy your time with us. Do take a look at our Parish Magazine. You can download this months issue by clicking here or on the left of the page.
We will be pleased to hear from you - our contact information may be found here and details of services here
St. Blasius Church is part of the East Wight Deanery of the Diocese of Portsmouth.
St. Blasius parish is one of the smallest on the Isle of Wight and was only established in 1853. The church itself was built during the reign of King Stephen, so is over 850 years old, but for much of its history was the family chapel for Shanklin Manor.
As Shanklin began to grow in Victorian times the Lord of the manor gave the church to the town as the parish church for the Old Village and the new development to the north. As the town grew and spread towards Sandown in the north, two new parishes were formed, St. Paul’s near the station and St. Saviour’s on the cliff. Being on the southern extreme of the town, St. Blasius church has remained in many ways a country church.
St. Blasius C of E Primary Academy
Shanklin Church of England Primary School was founded in 1872 as the result of a Christian desire to provide for the children of the town, and welcomes children from families of all faiths, and none.
Our aim is for all our children to develop healthily in body, mind & spirit, and aspire to become Champion Learners in an environment where love is the motivating force.
We've just added some information about the Saint Blasius Church graveyard records and the memorials in the Church itself. Please visit our Community Page for details
During British Summer Time the church is open from 10.00am until 4.00 pm
During the winter months the Church is open for Sunday Services and it may be possible for it to be opened at other times by appointment. Please telephone 01983 862264.
MOTHERING SUNDAY 15 March - Family Communion at 10:15am
The Revd Victor Standing’s final Sunday Service
The Revd Victor Standing and Marion are especially looking forward to seeing as many of their friends at St. Blasius’ as possible on Mothering Sunday, the day when we remember our own mothers, of course, but also the Church itself, the spiritual ‘mother’ of us all.