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

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

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 […]

Ride and Stride

The hottest day of the year so far seemed to be the perfect choice of day to set out on this year’s Ride and Stride. This annual charity event raises money for the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust, an amazing body which helps keep churches like ours on our feet, so to speak. […]

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 […]