Meet the ministry team

Revd Vickie has left Saint John’s and has moved to the Isle of Wight with her family. Saint John’s is in a period of interregnum awaiting the appointment of a new priest in charge.

The Church Office can be contacted by email or a message can be left on the Church Office answer phone, 02392 410111.

Saint John’s 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 and an Anna Chaplain.

Chris Hollis
I’m a Reader licensed to St John’s and QA hospital.  I’m the initial point of contact, together with Carol Milford, for any safeguarding issues at St John’s. I’m the ‘Champion’ for the Charity, Care Home Friends.

Terry Monahan

I’m a Reader and have been at Saint John’s for over 30 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.

one churchwarden,

and members of the Parochial Church Council

Marion Collin

I’m the Electoral Roll Officer, responsible for maintaining the Electoral Roll, its annual update and 6 yearly re-write.

Alan Elliott

Pam Ewing

I am the PCC Treasurer, responsible for claiming Gift Aid tax rebates from HMRC, and a Deanery Synod representative.

Rosemary Harbour

Carol Milford
I’m the initial point of contact, together with Chris Hollis, for any safeguarding issues at St John’s.
I’m the co-ordinator for the prayer ministry teams at St John’s.

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

John Skinner

I am the PCC Fabric Officer for Saint John’s.

Roger Watson

My wife and I came from Formby on the North West coast to Rowlands Castle some a few 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 Saint John’s 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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