Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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

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. […]

Scottish Fiddlers

Be sure not to miss this musical entertainment from the Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers. Dance tunes, laments, marches, TV themes and more, mainly with a Scottish theme. Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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

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 […]

Friends of Shalfleet Church Newsletter 9

Newsletter 9                                                                          January 2022 A very happy albeit delayed New Year to you all.  The Covid pandemic has certainly lasted far longer than any of us expected and has affected all our lives.  I would love to say that my tardiness in getting this Newsletter out is a direct consequence of the restrictions, but unfortunately […]

Friends of Shalfleet Church Newsletter No. 8

I’m afraid that this newsletter is running a bit late, but with the easing of lockdown we decided to have a staycation and walked the southern half of the Offa’s Dyke path in England/Wales.  We were blessed with georgeous weather (though maybe a bit hot for walking) and the scenery was absolutely stunning.  I’m pleased […]

Cranmer and the Book of Common Prayer

When Thomas Cranmer produced the first Prayer Book in English in 1549, in the reign of Edward VI, England had recently broken from Rome and the Archbishop was keen to give the people clear direction in the matter of worship, now that the Pope was no longer the Head of the Church. He revised this […]