Welcome to St Patrick's Sandown, Sacred Heart Shanklin and Our Lady and St Wilfrid's Ventnor

logo We are a Catholic Parish made up of three communities on the Isle of Wight, in the Portsmouth Diocese. South Wight Parish is on the south east of the Island and comprises Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor. However we serve villages as far as Bembridge, Arreton, Wroxall and Niton.


Altar of Repose

We invite families, friends and 

our parishioners

 to join us on YouTube channel:

Altar 2


Divine Mercy


See our Portmsouth Diocesan web 

Rt Rev Bp Philip - Station of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

I’ve recorded a video of the Stations of the Cross: click on the picture to watch them and join in. I am conscious that for one reason or another this Lent some of you may not be able to get to church to do the Stations. This recording uses the beautiful set of Stations we have here in St. John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth. The whole video-liturgy takes 30 minutes. So this Friday – or even now if you prefer! - why not set aside some time to follow the Via Crucis? It is the way to heaven. The texts I use here are the ones I composed for the excellent booklet Eddie Morton designed and produced, with its striking illustrations. You can download a copy by clicking here: it will help you to follow the prayers.


for private prayer

from 10am-12.00 and 3pm –5pm.


    Welcome  and Letters from Bishop Philip

Link to Diocesan of Portsmouth - Letters 

      Portsmouth Diocese e-News Issue 304  - on the 5th January 2021


Our Bishop Philip writes... see Diocesan e-News (here)




       All Parish activities and groups are cancelled until     further notice.


              SOUTH WIGHT PARISH PROJECTS                   


Our project at St Patrick’s Church is going well, new toilets for disabled use and unisex and a light are being done this month. We have not been able to arrange any fund raising for obvious reasons.

We encourage individuals to donate to this project to help in this time of crisis, please contact Fr Joe or the office if you are able to help.

Many thanks to those who have donated towards our project, I would like to thank those who donated the organ to St Patrick’s and over the last year have helped with the car park, flowers and other items for the Church.

Thank you for those who help in many ways, by donation and support our communities; both individual people and organisations. Especially we thank you  ‘Wight Aid’ – THE Wight Aid Foundation.