St Francis’, Valley Park is in an Anglican Interregnum/Vacancy following the retirement of our resident minister and Anglican Vicar at the end of June 2017.
However, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd. Dr. Sarah McClelland as Church of England Priest in Charge of Valley Park. Sarah’s Licensing Service will be held at St Francis’ Church on Sunday, 2nd December (Advent Sunday) at 4.00 p.m.
We have also welcomed new Methodist and United Reformed Church Ministers in September 2018:
Rev’d Sue Keegan von Allmen assumed the role of Superintendent Minister of the Winchester, Eastleigh and Romsey Circuit of the Methodist Church on 2nd September). Sue is based at Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church and becomes the Methodist Minister responsible for St. Francis’ Church.
Rev’d Mark Robinson joined the South West Hants Group of Churches of the United Reformed Church with particular reponsibility for Kings Road URC and as URC minister at St Francis’ Church.
As we await the arrivals of our new resident Anglican Minister, it is very much business as usual, in so far as we are able. Our Church is being led by our Churchwardens at present, with visiting Anglican clergy supported by our designated Methodist and URC Ministers leading Eucharistic worship, and lay leaders from among our Congregation leading other Services.
Please contact our Parish Office in the first instance if you need advice or information from us.