"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

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St. Alban's Church holds Mass twice a week on Sundays & Wednesdays.

We warmly welcome all newcomers to worship with us in a traditional

service sharing the Anglican communion.


Sunday Sung Eucharist -  9.30am

Wednesday Holy Communion - 9:30am


As part of tradition within the Anglo-Catholic worship incense is used during our services and prayers spoken and sung in traditional language.


Anyone wishing to include names of those in our community who are in need of prayer, please do contact us. Our intercesions of the sick, needy and the dearly departed are read on a weekly basis during our Sunday Eucharist.

Please contact our Parish Priest; Fr. John Ryder for submissions.


We kindly remind everyone that this church holds the Host and that silence is

to be kept before the service. We use Gluten Free communion wafers and wine from our local Abbey as part of the Body and Blood of Christ in which we share.


Having many events throughout the year from Piano recitals to musical concerts

we have recently revived the ministry of Healing at St. Alban's and our new Bereavement services which we have held at nearby Ventnor Cemetery Chapel.

Our outreach to the community extends to those in our parish who are unable to attend mass at St. Alban's due to health and our steps. Having recently installed our new 'easy access route' from St. Alban's Road, we still operate a service on the flat at St. Margarets' Hall in Lowtherville - the site of the former predecessor St. Margarets' Church which was replaced by our church of S. Alban


Our Church welcomes everyone no matter what denomination.

We also kindly welcome those with dogs to bring them to church

as an annimal friendly environment.






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Like all churches, we at St. Alban's rely on funds from our congregants. We take a collection every Sunday and

during our Special Events, so if you feel that you are able to make a contribution, it would be most appreciated.


Our collection plates are located at the back of the church.


For more information on how you can make a contribution please Click Here.


All Saints Church, Godshill and St Alban’s Church, Ventnor


Both Churches are temporarily closed but

'Normal Services will resume as soon as possible'






The Act of Spiritual Communion below is suitable when unable to attend Mass


+In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Our Father …


Let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me, O Lord,

that he may both cleanse my heart,

and defend me from all that would harm me.

In Jesus’ name.



Take a few minutes’ reflection to think of the times you have failed to live as the Lord would wish

us to live, giving thanks always for his forgiving love and acceptance of who we are.


Lord my God,

I am sorry for the times I have failed to live your love in the world,

but offer thanks for your forgiveness and acceptance.

Through Christ our Lord.



From the Gospel according to John

Jesus says, I am the Vine, you are the branches.

Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty.

For cut off from me you can do nothing.




An Act of Spiritual Reception

In union, dear Lord Jesus, with the faithful at every altar of your Holy Church

where the blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father,

I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving.

I believe you are truly present in the Holy and Blessed Sacrament,

and since I cannot at this time receive you sacramentally,

I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart,

I unite myself to you with the love of all my heart

and in the depths of my soul.

Let me never be separated from you,

that in all things I may live to your glory

and into the eternity of your love,

and may the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ

preserve my body and soul unto everlasting life.



Blessed, praised and adored be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory,

and in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.