The Good Shepherd

The church was built in 1892 by the architect Temple Lushington Moore.[1] Its distinctive feature is the twin aisled nave with the single aisle chancel. The stained glass windows were designed by Francis Skeat in the mid 20th-century.[2]

The church is located on Sandown Road, Lake and has a splendid small three manual pipe organ by J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd dating from 1901. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register

The Parish, which is part of a Benefice with St Saviour-on-the-Cliff, Shanklin, is within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and as a member of the Society of St WIlfrid and St Hilda, under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough. Our patron is our Diocesan Bishop, Bishop Rt Rev Dr Jonathan Frost, the Bishop of Portsmouth.

We are currently in Vacancy so celebrate alternate Sunday Mass at 1030 with St Saviours and have morning prayer service the other week. 

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For more info see website. All services subject to change due to covid

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">The parish of Lake: The Good Shepherd is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Portsmouth’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.</span>

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Father Tony Lawrence

The Vicarage,
46, Sandown Road,
The Isle of Wight.
PO36 9JT

PO36 9JT
Fr Tony Lawrence

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Parish Mass - Sung Eucharist

Every First, Third Sunday at for 1 hour
The Good Shepherd
Sandown Road Lake Sandown, PO36 9JT, United Kingdom

Our principal act of worship alternate week; a modern catholic liturgy suitable for all ages. A warm welcome to all.


Rev Tony Lawrence is now priest-in-charge of the parishes of St Saviour’s-on-the-Cliff, Shanklin; Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake; All Saints, Godshill; and St Alban’s, Ventnor, are all members of the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda.

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