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 […]

Easter Sunday

We were absolutely delighted to see so many of you back in church for Palm Sunday, and are hoping to see even more of you for Easter Sunday. The service will be at 11am and if you are hoping to attend, please fill in the short survey here to allow us to manage numbers. We […]

One year on

Please click on the link below for Rev Jackie’s reflections on the anniversary of the 1st lockdown.

Electoral Roll – yippee!

It’s that time again: time to update our Church Electoral Roll. Not the most exciting job of the year, but something we have to do, so here goes! If you think you may not be on the Electoral Roll for our beautiful medieval church, please would you click on the application form below, fill it […]

A new vicar cometh!

Following a successful recruitment process we are delighted to announce that the Reverend Jackie Maw has accepted the Bishop’s invitation to be Team Rector of the West Wight Mission Community. You can find out a little bit more about Jackie in the short biography below and we hope to be able to confirm a licensing […]

It’s a wrap!

As the rate of the infection on the Island continues to rise, we have taken the decision to postpone the holding of services in the Church at Shalfleet. However, while we wait for things to improve, we have been experimenting with some video versions of our beloved services. Last Sunday we held a very special […]