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, the May edition of which is out now. You can download it by clicking here or on the left of the page.
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.
Researching Your Family History?
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 Mondays to Saturdays - Sundays during service times.
During the winter months the church can be opened by appointment - ring 01983 862264.
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