After many months of discussion, the Scheme for Pastoral Reorganisation was “made” on Monday 13th January. This begins a notice and preparation period of six months, so that by July 13th this year, our two parishes will be united with Forton, and create one new parish. The current proposals are that Holy Trinity and Christ Christ remain parish churches, and St John’s, Forton becomes a “Mission Hub” (a centre for community, innovation and new forms of worship, refurbished and renewed by a grant from the Church of England’s “Strategic Development Fund”). There will also be brand new clergy and lay leadership posts, some also funded by the “Strategic Development Fund”. The hope and expectation is that this will bring new life and growth to the church in our part of Gosport, and complement more tradition forms of worship and ministry with new and innovative forms. Father Andy Davis will not be part of the new parish. He is to be Parish Priest in Bramley, Guildford.