Welcome to Minster Abbey
and the Daughter Church of St Peter's, Halfway,
on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent

'Revealing the love of God’



Welcome to West Sheppey! – beautiful coastlines and four churches – Halfway, Minster, Queenborough and Sheerness. These churches range from the ancient history (Minster Abbey, built circa 650AD) to the modern (St Peters, Halfway, built in the 1970’s) – each has its own style, its own beauty, its own story.

But they all share one common theme – they were built to worship the living God, and they continue to do so today. Each church has a lively congregation, each continues to worship each week, each continues to live God’s story in their community.

So come and visit us! See these magnificent buildings, read the history, meet the communities – and most of all, meet with God – both here in these buildings and alive in the lives of His people who live, work, and worship here. 


Rev'd Tim Hall


Welcome to New Curate Rev Paul Kite and Family

  The West Sheppey Parish welcomed the Parish's new curate, Rev Paul Kite and his family, at the Morning Worship service at Holy Trinity Sheerness on Sunday 29th June.

Paul will be serving the Parish for a period of two years as part of his training. He is married to Karen and has five children: Ashley, Matthew, Lewis, Alex and Hannah. The family also have two dogs, two cats and a corn snake. Paul came to faith late in life having had a busy life in commerce, his last position being a business change consultant. Paul said he is excited to be part of God's plan for the Isle of Sheppey and is looking forward to meeting people.

The attached photo, taken in Holy Trinity church, shows (right to left), Rev Paul Kite, daughter Hannah, wife Karen and son Lewis


Normal times and format of services are:

 

 1st Sunday

 2nd Sunday

3rd Sunday 

 4th Sunday

 Minster Abbey

 08:30 HC (said)

11:00 FS

 11:00 FC

 08:30 HC (said)

11:00 MW

 11:00 HC

 St Peter's

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5th Sunday see below

HC is Holy Communion, FC is Family Communion, MW is Morning Worship, FS is Family Service

Holy Communion is also celebrated at 10:30am each Wednesday in Sheppey Hospital Chapel and
at other times and locations as listed below.

Easter Sunday, Pentecost & Christmas Day 
Joint Festival Service of Holy Communion.

Rota of services for November 2014

November 18th (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion
November 19th (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion
November 20th (Thurs) 10.00am Halfway Holy Communion

November 23rd Christ the King
    9.30am Sheerness Family Service with Baptism
   11.00am Queenborough Family service with Baptism
   11.00am Minster Holy Communion
November 25th (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion
November 26th (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion

November 30th Advent Sunday
    9.30am Sheerness Family Service
   11.00am Queenborough Family Communion
   11.00am Minster Family Service

Rota of Services for December 2014

December 2nd (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion
December 3rd (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion

Sunday December 7th Advent 2
      8.30am Minster Holy Communion
      9.30am Sheerness Holy Communion by extension
      9:30am Halfway Carol Service
    11.00am Queenborough Family Communion
    11.00am Minster Family Service and Baptism
      6:00pm Refreshing Church - Minster
December 9th (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion
December 10th (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion

Sunday December 14th Advent 3
      9:30am Sheerness Family Parade Service with Baptism
    11:00am Queenborough Family Service with Baptism
    11:00am Minster Family Communion
December 16th (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion
December 17th (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion
December 18th (Thurs) 10.00am Halfway Holy Communion

Sunday December 21st Advent 4
      9.30am Sheerness Carol Service
    11:00am Minster Holy Communion
      6:30pm Queenborough Carol Service
      3:00pm Minster Messy Nativity
      6.30pm Minster Carols by Candlelight
December 24th (Wed) Christmas Eve
    10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion 
      4:00pm Queenborough Christingle
      4:00pm Sheerness Christingle
      4.00pm Minster Christingle
    11:00pm Minster Holy Communion
    11:00pm Sheerness Holy Communion
    11:00pm Queenborough Holy Communion
December 25th (Thus) Christmas Day
     9.30am Halfway Holy Communion
    11.00am Queenborough Family Communion
    11.00am Minster Christmas Service

Sunday December 28th
      9:30am Sheerness Family Communion
    11.00am Minster Morning Worship
    11:00am Queenborough Morning Prayer

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Tuesdays
9:00am to 11:00am. Coffee Morning in Minster Abbey - please drop in

Third Tuesday  
14:00 Mothers' Union (Abbey Hall) 


Fridays 
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9:30 Bell Ringers practice at Abbey


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Dates for your Diary

Men's Breakfast
Held in Minster Abbey Hall one Saturday each month from 8.15am to finish by 10am.
Do come and join this friendly group for breakfast and to hear a good selection of guest speakers..
Watch this space for dates and details
For catering purposes please let us know you are coming!
Booking and Questions?:- Rev Tim Hall 01795-877734;
Or e-mail tph@tesco.net


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The New Benefice of West Sheppey

Minster Abbey & St Peter's are two of the churches in the Benefice of West Sheppey
The parish website is www.westsheppeyparish.org.uk
and further details of the new benefice can be found here

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Communications

Wedding Picture Collage
Rev’d Tim Hall, priest in charge of the West Sheppey benefice, has announced that he is creating a collage of wedding pictures in the churches of Holy Trinity Queenborough, Holy Trinity Sheerness, St Peters Halfway and Minster Abbey. It doesn’t matter when the wedding service took place as long as it was held at one of the four churches

If you would like your wedding photo to be included in the collage please send it by post to the Parish Office at the address on the contacts page for scanning or e-mail it as a jpg to:
office@minsterabbey.org.uk