After many months of discussion, the Scheme for Pastoral Reorganisation was “made” on Monday 13th January 2020. 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.
It was with mixed emotions and after a lot of thought and prayer, that Fr Andy and Chris decided that it was time for them to go. Fr Andy has finished ministering in Gosport and is to be Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Bramley in the Diocese of Guildford.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic, Andy is due to be Licensed via Skype on Thursday 23rd April (St George’s Day).
After thirty years of ordained ministry in Portsmouth Diocese, and nearly thirteen years as Vicar of Christ Church and Holy Trinity, there are many personal and pastoral memories; some sorrows, but countless joys. From the bottom of their hearts, Fr Andy and Chris thank everyone for their support and friendship, and for all the joys, sorrows, love, laughter, tears, worship and prayer that has been shared.