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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 […]

Ride and Stride

Well we made it – again! Rev Clive very generously agreed to go at half speed, and with Rhod away on his travels, and my friend Ben otherwise engaged, it was your trusty Churchwarden on his tod who mounted his bike and set off in the Vicar’s wake. Simultaneously, Chloe set off on foot. Read […]

The Hippo cuts the mustard!

It was wonderful to see so many people in the church for last Friday’s concert, and we were thrilled with the response we received. We had 95 punters through the doors, and with ticket sales, donations for refreshments and private donations towards the cost of putting on the event meant that we raised just over […]

Concert in Church

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Ed and Katherine Clarke back to Shalfleet Church on Friday 9th August. The brother and sister duo will be laying on a wonderful evening of music at 6pm, with a programme ranging from Chopin and Debussy to Flanders & Swann. There will be a short interval, during […]

Summer is here!

Summer is well and truly here, and it is lovely to see the parish basking in the sunshine. The churchyard and meadow look like an idyllic scene from Cider with Rosie and it is not hard to close one’s eyes and transport oneself back hundreds of years. It seems like an age ago that the […]

Off with the canaries…

Many thanks to everyone who made our annual Rogation Service such a great success. Rev Linda Porter conducted a lovely uplifting service, much enjoyed by the dogs and rabbit seated in the church, and we then moved out onto the grass to meet up with the tractor, the llamas, and the canary! Ella guided us […]

Windows update

Work on our windows is coming along nicely, and we are delighted with the restoration of the north window in the chancel, which is now safely back in its place, all scrubbed up and neat. Those of you who remember what it looked like before will not believe how amazing the work has been; and […]