St Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin

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Coordinates: 50°37′57″N 01°10′42″W / 50.63250°N 1.17833°W / 50.63250; -1.17833

St. Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin
Shanklin St Paul's Church 2.JPG
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship evangelical
Dedication St. Paul
Parish Shanklin
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury
Vicar(s) the Rev. Philip Allen

St. Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin is a parish church in the Church of England located in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


It is an ecclesiastical parish taken out of Sandown in 1876. (fn. 17) The church was built 1880–90, and has an apsidal chancel, a nave with aisles of five bays and a stone tower at the north angle.[1]

The church was designed by the architect C. L. Luck.[2]

St. Paul's Church has the bell from HMS Eurydice (1843), which sank off Dunnose Point and is the subject of a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins.


The pipe organ dates from 1882 by the builder Forster and Andrews. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.


  1. ^ 'Parishes: Shanklin', A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5 (1912), pp. 195-197. URL: Date accessed: 14 December 2008.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner