enfound Project
The Church
16th May 2015

The Church

The Church of St. John the Evangelist was built in 1880 and 1881 by the architect Luck. This dramatic building is located at the junction of St. John's Road and Carter Street. It is a very large and high building which seats over 600, and is one of the largest buildings in Sandown. The body of the church includes St. Nicholas’s Chapel, a Lady Chapel, and a choir vestry and clergy vestry off the chancel.

Address: Carter Street,
Isle of Wight,
PO36 8BL.

The Service

This will be a traditional service.

How to get there

St John the Evangelist Image






By Car

You can use either the Red Funnel service that runs from Southampton to East Cowes (60 min.) or the Wightlink service that runs from Lymington to Yarmouth (40 min.) or Portsmouth to Fishbourne (45 min.). A return ticket will cost around £62:00 but there are special offers you might be able to use.





On Foot

You can use either the Red Funnel service that runs from Southampton to West Cowes (60 min.) as a foot passenger or the Wightlink service that runs from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (45 min.) as a foot passenger. If you fancy something a little different there is a Fast Cat service run by Red Funnel called Red Jet that will take you into East Cowes (25 min.) or a Hovercraft service that runs between Southsea and Ryde (20 min.). Foot Passenger fares are approximately £10 to £15 per person, each way.


By Train

If you are planning to arrive using the train then you need to look to arrive at Portsmouth Harbour. Here you can step off the train and take a short walk along the platform to the Fast Cat service provided by Wightlink and takes you to Ryde (20 min.). On arrival at Ryde you will need to catch the electric train from the pierhead to the main terminal and then a Taxi to the Sandown church. This is appromiately a 20 minute drive costing aobut £15


Getting around the IOW

If you are coming over to the island as a foot passenger there is a bus service run by Southern Vectis. There is a reasonable service on the east of the island but service is poor and restricted on the west of the island is you wish to go exploring using the buses. There is always the Taxi service that you can use to get around. They do have a 16 seat minibus that will cost around £80 from Cowes to The Church, not too bad if you all get together:)



I understand that the church is wheelchair accessible.
Therre is only on-street parking avaialble at the church.