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

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

Holy Trinity

11:00 FC

11:00 FS

11:00 HC

11:00 MW

 Holy Trinity

 09:30 HC
 09:30 FS
 09:30 FC
 09:30 MW

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.

There are currently no services at St Peter's

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

Rota of services for December 2016

December 4th Advent 2
  8.30am Minster Holy Communion T
  9.30am Sheerness Holy Communion PK
11.00am Queenborough Family Communion J
11.00am Minster Family Service

December 6th (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion J
December 7th (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion PK

December 11th Advent 3
   9:30am Sheerness Family Communion
11:00am Queenborough Family Service
11:00am Minster Family:
      Farewell to Paul Wintle
      Baptism of Frankie
      Blessing of Stewardship

December 13th (Tues)
   10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion
December 14th (Wed)
   10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion
     7pm Sheerness Blue Christmas

December 18th Advent 4
   11:00am Minster Family Communion
     3:30pm Minster Messy Nativity
     6:30pm Queenborough Carol Service
     6:30pm Sheerness Carol service
     6.30pm Minster Carols by Candlelight

December 20th (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion
December 21st (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion
December 24th Christmas Eve
   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 Christmas Day
   9:30am Sheerness Family Communion
 10.00am Queenborough Family Communion
 11.00am Minster Family Communion

December 27th (Tues) 10.00am Not this week
December 28th (Wed) 10.30am Not this week


9:00am to 11:00am. Coffee Morning in Minster Abbey - please drop in
Third Tuesday  
14:00 Mothers' Union (Abbey Hall) 

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

Holy Trinity Sheerness will be open every Weds for refreshments from 2pm to 4pm

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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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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: