Shalfleet Church continues to thrive thanks to its hardworking team of dedicated volunteers. The PCC is made up of friends of the church who help to keep everything running smoothly in the background, help care for the beautiful Grade 1 listed building and its churchyard, and make sure that services run smoothly. We are also grateful to those who have stepped down from the PCC but continue to help out with the setting up for services, organising the flowers and ringing the bells. Rev Clive Todd is our vicar, and manages to look after us brilliantly alongside his other responsibilities across the West Wight.
The churchwarden, Nick, lives in Ningwood with his wife Claire and is available to help out with queries, usually knowing who to approach when something special has to be done, for example for weddings, christenings and funerals.
Henry, or M'lud as I call him, has lived in Shalfleet for ever and a day and brings his razor sharp legal mind and enthusiasm for tractors to the running of the church. He is a churchwarden and wields a nifty spade while keeping the churchyard in order.
Pamela is our wonderful organist, who serenades us before and after services and keeps the choir in tune during the services.
John Whitney keeps us in order with military precision, liaises with the rest of the benefice for service admin and generally works with tireless enthusiasm to keep things ship-shape (this may be something to do with his merchant navy background!). If you hear someone swinging on the bells, it is probably John.
Steve is our treasurer, and keeps us on the straight and narrow when it comes to paying the bills.
Chloe knows more about the church at Shalfleet than almost anyone, and works tirelessly behind the scenes to keep it and our lovely churchyard clean and tidy. If in doubt, ask Chloe!
Rev Jackie Maw
Rev Jackie joined us in March 2021 and if you haven't yet heard her sing, do come to a service or check out our YouTube page here, and watch the Licensing Service video in which Jackie sings a beautiful Ave Maria: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZKO0aWTqDsyTz6rD5Q0JIw
Jackie and her husband David moved to the Island from Aldershot.