Christ Church Sandown
Both the hall and the church are available for hire.
The hall is subject to a separate heating system, has access to two toilets including accessible and baby changing facilities. The hall includes a well equipped kitchen and a wide serving counter. The main part of the hall is carpeted but there is also an uncarpeted area where children's activities, where spillage is a risk, can be undertaken.
The church makes an excellent venue for plays and concerts requiring a flat elevated space. The comfortable environment with good acoustics and visibility has been used by several artists since 2016. By arrangement, in-house sound equipment can be made available.
Please contact Sue Cotton should you wish to use any of the church facilities.
We are pleased to announce that a special video has been created telling of the history of the church. The link is shown below (Thank you Kevin for producing this and for our young people for your contributions):
The churchyard is a closed churchyard maintained by the Isle of Wight Council. The church has registers which show who is buried where. If you are looking for a particular grave, we would need to consult the burial register for which a fee set centrally by the Church of England applies. An interesting feature of the graveyard is that it contains a memorial to the wreck of HMS Eurydice which featured in Gerard Manley Hopkins poem of the same name.
You can download a churchyard plan which in particular shows where WW1 war graves are located by clicking here
You can download a document which shows the church's connection to a number of ships and includes the full text of the poem referred to above by clicking here
You can download a list of the war graves and war memorial plaques/windows found in the church by clicking here