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

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 12, 2022

It was with the greatest sadness that we learnt of the death of our late sovereign Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and prayers are with the King and all the Royal Family as they prepare for the funeral of a truly wonderful Queen, who touched the lives of so many over her long 70 year […]

Village Fete

September 12, 2022

The late summer sunshine and cool breeze provided the perfect weather for the Annual Shalfleet Village fete on Bank Holiday Monday. Opened by the Rev. Jackie Maw (Team Rector of the West Wight Mission Community and Priest in Charge of the West Wight), the event attracted 1003 visitors and holiday makers from across the island. […]

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