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

Headstones of the Whittington Family in St. Michael’s Churchyard.

December 4, 2023

Some years ago, Ian Whittington came to visit Shalfleet Church. This is his story… “Unless we research a family history we may walk past a headstone in a churchyard and never know the interesting circumstances that often come before and after the burial of the person below. The double headstone above is that of William […]

Chasing the Ivy

October 21, 2023

On Thursday last week, we were delighted to welcome a small party from Shalfleet School to the churchyard. Their mission was to help tidy up some of the gravestones and clear some weeds, so they came prepared with gloves and trowels.  Chloe and Rhod showed them round and answered all their questions. Rhod helped the […]

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