Friends of Shalfleet Church, Newsletter 3

Welcome to our third newsletter; it’s been a bit slow coming as a result of the challenges that we are all facing due to the current COVID 19 lockdown.  It’s worrying times for us all, but we are fortunate in many ways that most of us have access to gardens and that West Wight is […]

Services this Sunday

Dear all, I suppose we should not be surprised, but the Church is responding well to the growth in Zoom (and similar) technology, and even in the West Wight we can do it! Our Easter Sunday service from Brighstone had over 50 participants, and the plan is to keep the format going, so do be […]

Digital church services over Easter

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Bishop of Portsmouth’s team have been sending out an email to all the parishes, updating us on the situation and what resources are available. It is certainly the strangest Easter period that any of us will have lived through, but here are a few things that might be of interest […]

Passiontide begins

We are so sorry not to be meeting together on Sunday as Passiontide begins, and I do hope you are all coping in these difficult times. Rev Linda Porter has been in touch with the following message for us all: On Sunday morning Bishop Christopher will be celebrating the eucharist at Bishopsgrove at 8 a.m.  […]

Closed for now…

It is with deep regret that the Archbishops have decreed that all our church buildings must remain closed until further notice, not just for services but for private prayer too. As a result, the church at Shalfleet will be locked for the time being. As soon as this restriction is lifted, I will let you […]

Coronavirus: Update from Bishop Christopher

As you may have heard, the Church of England has suspended all church services in response to the government guidelines on the spread of infection. The church will continue to be open during the day, thanks to our team of volunteers, but there will be no services until further notice. The text of the letter […]

Knuckling down

I hope all are well, and coping with this rather unpleasant virus situation. On top of the wet and grim weather we have been having, it does seem to be rather a case of one thing after another, but I’m sure the Dunkirk spirit will get us through. We are coming up to the time […]

Lent Course and Ghanaian meal!

The following reminders come from Rev Linda Porter: We will be running a Lent Course again this year.  It will take place on a Tuesday evening from 7 0’clock at the Exchange, Brighstone, commencing 3rd March when we will enjoy a film evening together, ‘The Greatest Showman’, on which this year’s course is based. Thereafter, […]