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 […]

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 […]