Three congregations of the United Reformed Church on the Isle of Wight (Freshwater, Ryde & Shanklin) came together as a Group Pastorate at the beginning of 2014, but sadly, Freshwater closed on 31st December 2021. However, we do try to meet up several times a year (viruses permitting) to build relationships and for spiritual encouragement.

Both churches were once part of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and joined the URC on its formation in 1972.  Prayer for the URC -

We work in partnership with other local congregations in the two areas of the Island and share in Island-wide projects such as the Foodbank, Street Pastors and Youth for Christ.

Our closest sister church is Newport Congregational Church, which shares a similar history and Christian tradition. See separate information page: Contact - Rev Mark Evans