THE CHAPEL-OF-EASE TO THE PARISH OF GODSHILL
"St. Alban's, My Favourite Island Church"
- Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman CBE (1906-1984)
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St. Alban's Church, St. Alban's Road,
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1DE
9.30am Sung Eucharist
9.30am Holy Communion
Welcome to the site of St. Alban's Church in the Parish of Godshill. Founded in 1889 as a chapel-of-ease in the Parish of Godshill to counterbalance the extreme evangelicalism that was prevalent in Ventnor Town in the 19th Century, St. Alban's offer traditional Anglo-Catholic worship and music to a remarkably high standard for a small yet friendly congregation in the best that Anglicanism has to offer.
Traditional Anglo-Catholic Worship
Placeing special emphases on bereavement and healing ministries,we hold many events throughout the year catering for the special times in the liturgical year and family life.
St. Alban The Martyr Church - on the hill is one of those hidden gems of Ventnor, hidden because it’s situated on the hill of quiet cul-de-sac of St. Alban’s Road and next to St. Alban’s Steps that used to be the main pedestrian route between upper and lower Ventnor. And a ‘gem’ because of its fine architecture, superb acoustics and many interesting artefacts – including many original items of worship from our former 1889 'Tin' tabernacle and our own fossilised aquatics in the Purbeck marble columns of our current 1920's perminent stone church.
You are welcome to worship with us whatever your church background, we welcome all to come worship with us in a traditional sung Anglo-Catholic service. Services are held twice a week at St. Alban's and at our mother church of All Saints' - Godshill. St. Alban's Sundays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 am on Sundays and 9:30 am on Tuesdays at All Saints'. For those of you who cannot cope with the steps, at the times advertised we hold Mass on the flat at St. Margaret’s Hall, Lowtherville - Upper Ventnor.
We have many special services and concerts throughout the year, so please do keep an eye out for notices within the local community.We look forward to welcoming you to our Church of St. Alban - in the most traditional atmosphere of Anglican worship.
OUR RECENTLY RETIRED
Fr. John M. Ryder SSC
Sunday Sung Eucharist - 9:30 am
Wednesday Holy Communion - 9:30 am
Sundays 9.30am Sung Eucharist with refreshments afterwards
Wednesdays 9.30am Mass with refreshments afterwards
WELL BEHAVED OWNERS ARE WELCOME TO BRING THEIR DOGS
LOOK OUT FOR CHAOS SUNDAY
Pet blessing service in October each year
Saint Alban's is a pet friendly Church!
DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS THE CHURCHES WILL BE CLOSED
PLEASE SEE OUR HOME PRAYER PAGES
Should you feel anxious or worried or would just like a chat, please feel free to contact Deacon Corinne (07775 628593)