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, […]

Not another interregnum!

As most of you will be aware, Rev Clive is leaving us at the end of the month to take up a new post in Lincolnshire. We are all very sorry to be preparing to say goodbye, although we will of course be wishing him well in his new post. There will be a farewell […]

Friends Newsletter 2

A very Happy, but somewhat belated, New Year to everyone.  Although of course it was Chinese New Year yesterday on 25th January, so I can claim that I was waiting for that before writing the new year newsletter.  We are now officially in the year of the Rat! The weather has not been kind to […]

Chilly church!

As the nights close in and we begin to shut down for winter, we are preparing for the arrival of the scaffolding to herald the beginning of the work on the big east window. Our amazingly supportive friends at Wight Stonemasonry and Southern Lights have bent over backwards to help us this year, moving their […]

Friends of Shalfleet Church

A huge thank you to those who have already signed up to the new Friends of Shalfleet Church group. And to Rhod Powell for all his hard work and enthusiasm for setting it up. This is a great way for everyone to help look after our wonderful church and its churchyard and meadow, and for […]