Welcome to the website of Shalfleet church, St Michael the Archangel, situated in the small village of Shalfleet, four miles east of the beautiful harbour town of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

People have been worshiping at Shalfleet church since the 12th century, and on the site for many hundreds of years before that. The church still stands at the heart of the village, opposite the pub and next to the village hall and the little green where the village fete takes place.

Shalfleet is in a cluster of 9 parish churches in the West Wight looked after by a Rector, Rev Jackie Maw. We hold services that follow the Book of Common Prayer, and are proud members of the Prayer Book Society. Our services of Morning Prayer (Mattins) take place on the 2nd Sunday in each month, with Holy Communion on the 4th Sunday of each month. Where there is a 5th Sunday in the month, this is generally a Benefice Service, either at Shalfleet or elsewhere in the Benefice. To find out more about the other churches in the emerging Mission Community of the West Wight, visit the Five Churches website

To help us with our restoration programme, we hold events and competitions, and have a separate charity, the Shalfleet Church Fabric Trust, which helps with funding this work and with general maintenance of the churchyard. Please sign up to our newsletter (see below) to keep informed of these activities.

Finally, our safeguarding officer is Brian Meredith who may be contacted through this website. We have adopted the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ Policy, details of which may be found here.

Latest News

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

June 7, 2022

On 5th June we enjoyed the most amazing day of village fun and feasting, laid on by the incredible team of Clare Wharf and Sue Sleight, assisted by an army of helpers. The afternoon began with a rousing rendition of Sweet Caroline, and then the tables were loaded to breaking point with cakes, scones and […]

Choral Evensong

April 25, 2022

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Cantus Vesperi, led by the amazing Stuart Mckerracher, to Shalfleet on the first Sunday after Easter for a service of choral Evensong. We were treated to a real feast, with Aichinger’s Regina coeli laetare to start the service, followed by Preces and Responses composed by Diletsky, Stanford’s setting of […]

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