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 […]

Busy as an Easter bunny?

Well nobody could say our beautiful old church doesn’t keep us busy. In the run up to Easter we have had baptisms (over 100 in the church, singing from the rooftops), the school service (270 in the church, and still it was cold!), the consecration of a strip of our churchyard (how often do you […]

When is a churchyard not a churchyard?

On Sunday, we are delighted to be welcoming Bishop Ian Brackley and his wife Penny to Shalfleet for a special service in the church. For reasons that I don’t suppose anyone can remember, a small strip of our churchyard, running behind the Village Hall, was not consecrated when the ‘new’ burial ground was consecrated, and […]