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 June 2016

June 1st  (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion 

June 5th 
  8.30am    Minster   Communion   
  9.30am    Sheerness  Communion  
11.00am    Queenborough  Communion   
11.00am    Minster Praise and Worship with baptism  
1:00pm      Queenborough Blessing of the Waters 
 
June 7th  (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion   
June 8th  (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion   

8pm Fri 10th Jun to 9am Sat 11th June
BURN movement in Minster Abbey. Drop in at any point during the night. Come & experience it!

June 12th    Queen’s Birthday 
   9.30am    Sheerness Praise and Worship with baptism  
11.00am     Queenborough Praise and Worship 
11.00am     Minster Family Communion  
 
June 14th  (Tues) Sheerness Holy Communion     
June 15th (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion   

June 19th  
   8.30am    Minster   Communion   
   9.30am    Sheerness  Communion  
11.00am     Queenborough   Communion  
11.00am     Minster Praise and Worship     
 
June 21st  (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion  
June 22nd  (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy Communion  
 
June  26th    
   9.30am    Sheerness  Praise and Worship    
11.00am     Queenborough Praise and Worship with baptism 
11.00am     Minster   Communion   
  3:30pm     Minster Messy Church 

June 28th (Tues) 10.00am Sheerness Holy Communion    
June 29th (Wed) 10.30am Sheppey Hospital Chapel Holy 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

Saturday 11th June History Day at Queenborough Church

Sunday 12th June Garden Clearance in Abbey Grounds with FREE bacon sandwiches

Saturday July 16th 
Minster Village Fayre in Abbey Grounds (in conjunction with Parish Council & Gatehouse)

Fri 5th August to Sunday 7th Aug inc
AbbeyFest. Bishop Trevor Attending all day Sunday

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