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
Queenborough

11:00 FC

11:00 FS

11:00 HC

11:00 MW


 Holy Trinity
Sheerness


 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 March 2017

1st March 10:30 - Hospital communion
19:30 - Imposition of Ashes - Minster Abbey

Sunday 5th March Lent 1
08:30 - Minster Abbey communion
09:30 - Sheerness communion
11:00 - Queenborough communion
11:00 - Minster Abbey - Family Service - Baptism

7th March 10:00 Sheerness communion
8th March 10;30 - Hospital communion

Sunday 12th March Lent 2
09:30 - Sheerness Praise & Worship
11:00 - Queenborough Praise & Worship
11:00 - Minster Abbey communion
17:00 - Minster Abbey - Evening Praise

14th March 10:00 Sheerness communion
15th March 10;30 - Hospital communion

Sunday 19th March Lent 3
08:30 - Minster Abbey communion
09:30 - Sheerness communion
11:00 - Queenborough communion
11:00 - Minster Abbey - Praise & Worship
15:00 - Queenborough - Afternoon Tea & Service of Remembrance

21st March
10:00 Sheerness communion
22nd March 10;30 - Hospital communion

Sunday 26th March Lent 4 Mothering Sunday
09:30 - Sheerness - Praise & Worship
11:00 - Queenborough - Praise & Worship
11:00 - Minster Abbey - communion
15:00 - Messy Church @ St. Peter’s - Family Tea

28th March 10:00 Sheerness communion
29th March 10;30 - Hospital communion


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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 
1
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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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