The secret history of Shalfleet

We are very much looking forward to John Medland’s talk on the history of Shalfleet at 6pm this Saturday in the church. All are most welcome, and there will be scrummy refreshments before the talk. Admission is free, with donations going to the Shalfleet Church window campaign. Do please tell all your friends, and we […]

Ride and Stride

Well, we did it! Ride and Stride 2018 was even better than last year, and with your amazing support, and that of a wide range of people and companies who rallied to the course, the Shalfleet team raised over £2400. Rhod Powell, Ben Collins, Chloe Sutherland, Rev Clive and I rode and strode an eye […]

Village Fete and Ride and Stride

To cap a wonderful hot summer, the village turned out in force to enjoy another village fete, thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of Michael Beavis, Catherine Powell and their amazing team of helpers. 633 adults came to the fete this year, 6% up on last year, and considering that the weather was not […]

The Blackheart Orchestra come to Shalfleet

On Saturday August 11th, the Shalfleet Village Hall is hosting a concert by the group “The Blackheart Orchestra”. British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.  Tickets are £10 from Michael Beavis mob:-077755 12104 or tel:-531415. Tickets are limited to hall capacity of 75 so book early to avoid […]

Island Bells to celebrate NHS70

Bells will be ringing out across the Island on Saturday 7th July in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the NHS. The times for each church tower are as follows: 1. 10:30-11:15 – All Saints’, Ryde 2. 10.30-11.00 – All Saints’, Newchurch 3. 10.30-11.00 – St. George’s, Arreton 4. 11:00-11:30 – St. Mary’s, Brighstone 5. […]

Tea and Chat!

With grateful thanks to Diana Chesterton, there will be an Open Garden at Oakwood, Cranmore Avenue, on Sunday 17th June, from 2.30. All are most welcome, with funds raised going to the Shalfleet Church Fabric Trust. There will be a Bring and Buy Stall, a Raffle, a Produce Stall, and lots of delicious tea and […]

A long journey home

We are delighted to have received the following from our recent visitor to these shores, Ian Whittington: ‘I recently fulfilled a dream that I have nurtured for almost a decade and that was to return to the home of my ancestors of my father’s line.  As I have compiled my family history I have always […]

Lincensed and ready to go!

What do you call a benefice of churchwardens? I have no idea, but there were an awful lot of them out and about with their rods of office last Sunday at the Licensing Service for Clive Todd and Leisa McGovern! And a fair few clergy too. The service was lovely, and Maureen’s cakes were particularly […]