Meet the ministry team

Saint John’s is in a period of interregnum awaiting the appointment of a new priest in charge. During the interregnum, Revd Dr Sarah Baker has offered her support as an Interim Minister as outlined in her introductory message. minister@saintjohnschurch.org.uk

Saint John’s is supported by 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.
annachaplaincy@saintjohnschurch.org.uk

Chris Hollis

safeguarding@saintjohnschurch.org.uk
I am a Reader licensed to St John’s, the DBS Officer and Champion for the charity Care Home Friends, visiting our local Care Home.

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

treasurer@saintjohnschurch.org.uk

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

Rosemary Harbour

Carol Milford

safeguarding@saintjohnschurch.org.uk
I’m the initial point of contact, together with Chris Hollis, for any safeguarding issues at St John’s.

prayer@saintjohnschurch.org.uk.
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

churchwardens@saintjohnschurch.org.uk

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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