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 […]

Forthcoming events and jollies

I trust everyone coped with the cold, and is beginning to see the first shoots of Spring. Now that it is warming up a bit, I thought you might like to know about a couple of things that are coming up over the next few months while we wait for the New Inn to reopen…! […]

Grants and a festive end to the year!

As we approach Christmas, we end the (calendar) year on a real high, with amazing news on the fundraising for the windows campaign, and a wonderful carol service. On the windows campaign, we have now received grants from 4 charitable trusts: the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust, the Headley Trust, Allchurches Trust and, […]

Christmas Carols – 15th December

Join us for the annual Carol Service at Shalfleet on Saturday 15th December at 5pm. This year we have the choir of the Shalfleet and Yarmouth Primary Schools singing 3 of the carols, so do come along and have a good old sing song of Christmas carols, to get us in the festive mood. Refreshments […]

We will remember them: Benjamin Treloar 1881-1917

SHALFLEET IN WORLD WAR 1 Those of you who were in church on Sunday will have seen the display, erected by Hilary Higgins, to commemorate some of the┬ámen and women of Shalfleet Parish who served in the First World War. It also shows how the war affected those at home. We would welcome any stories […]

Windows! (And I’m not talking about computers…)

As we head into Autumn, with the lovely golden colours and smell of bonfires, I thought it would be good to give you an update on where we are with the Shalfleet Church Windows Campaign. Last year we were notified of some problems with a number of the windows in the church (mainly in the […]


Our annual Harvest and Patronal Festival was taken by Rev James Cooke, in a church that looked simply stunning. The beauty of our church is something that we should never take for granted – I certainly never do – and the love and care that is showered on this ancient Norman building is a wonderful […]