Meet the ministry team

The Revd Vickie Morgan is vicar of St John’s Church

I have been the vicar at Saint John’s since 2019. Before that I trained for ordination at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. I was ordained Deacon and Priest in the Diocese of Portsmouth and served my title at St Faith’s, Havant. I am married to David, who is also ordained, and have two children.

Vickie is supported by an Assistant Minister and an Assistant Curate,

Revd Joy Windsor – Assistant Minister

Revd Richard Hutchins – Assistant Curate

I was licensed and installed as Priest-in-Charge of the United Benefice of Catherington and Clanfield, in March 2020 and also licensed as Assistant Curate to Rowlands Castle and Blendworth-Chalton-Idsworth. I was ordained Deacon in Portsmouth Cathedral by Bishop Christopher in 2017, and was priested in 2018. Before ordination I served for 28 years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer (Submarine) Officer, reaching the rank of Commander RN. I am married to Diana and we have two adult sons, Jonathan and Angus; Jonathan is studying Medicine at UCL and Angus will read for a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough. We arrived here from my Title Curacy at St Mary Liss – and know this area well having lived in Widley since 1998, before our move to Liss. 

five Readers,

Mary Close

I was licensed as a Reader in Portsmouth Cathedral by Bishop Kenneth, in 2000. I became  SubWarden  of Havant Readers and I’m now Secretary to Portsmouth Readers Board.

At St John’s,  I preach and lead services. The role I am ‘happiest’ , and where I believe our Lord means me to be, is when I am in contact with a bereaved family, conducting funerals and all that it involves.

I am a Deanery Synod representative.

Chris Hollis

I’m a Reader licensed to St John’s and QA hospital.  I’m the Safeguarding Officer for St John’s and the ‘Champion’ for the Charity, Care Home Friends.

Terry Monahan

I’m a Reader and Project Leader for Mission Possible and have been at St John’s for 34 years.

Bob Raley

I’ve been a Reader at St John’s since 2002. I am an active member of the ministry team, lead services and preach. My particular areas of ministry are prayer, encouragement, pastoral care and men’s fellowship.

Zoë Skinner

I’ve been a Reader at St John’s since 1998. I particularly enjoy seeing families worshipping Jesus and exploring the Bible together.

two churchwardens,

David Mann

My family and I moved to the village in 2019 having lived in Australia and Sussex. I have helped as sides man before taking on a role as a member of the PCC in November 2020 and became the assistant church warden in 2022.

and members of the Parochial Church Council

Chris Churchley

I’m the Electoral Roll Officer, responsible for maintaining the Electoral Roll, its annual update and 6 yearly re-write. I’m the Gift Aid Secretary responsible for claiming Gift Aid tax rebate from HMRC. I oversee the Parish Giving Scheme.

Pam Ewing

I am the PCC Treasurer and a Deanery Synod representative.

Joanna Mills

Graham Mitchell

I joined St John’s in 2003 when we moved from New Malden to Rowlands Castle.
Since then I have been a PCC member, Church Warden, Home Group leader and member of the singing group as well as involvement in the church communications activity.

Valerie Palmer

I moved to the village with my family in 1993 and have been an active member of the church family in various ways ever since. I have particular interest in Home Groups and encouraging discipleship and study of Scripture. I act as coordinator for the Home Groups which also involves helping to facilitate ‘whole church family’ courses and events. I have a keen interest in encouraging knowledge of and giving to missions overseas, in the UK and locally.  I am the Tearfund representative for the church family.

Christine Powne

Roger Watson

My wife and I came from Formby on the North West coast to Rowlands Castle some three years ago in order to be nearer our married daughter and family. Previous to our move we had frequently visited Rowlands Castle over a period of some years and attended St Johns whenever we were here. We were always made welcome by this friendly church and on becoming permanent residents of the village we have become more involved in the church family.

I am the PCC Secretary for Saint John’s.

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