Please pray:


  • For the work of the Congo Children Trust;
  • for all who suffer because of wars, terrorism, harsh rule and natural disasters;
  • for those who live in Rufus Close; 
  • for God’s Mercy Revival Church: one of our SO16 partners;
  • for those who arrange the flowers for Sunday services and for weddings;
  • for God’s guidance for those working on our Parish Profile;

  • for God to be preparing the right person to be Julian’s successor;

  • for all those dealing with the interregnum period.

Other News:


JOINT SERVICE ON SUNDAY 10TH MARCH – Bishop David (from Basingstoke) has asked to visit the parish and meet the PCC afterwards. The only Sunday he can offer in the near future is 10th March. Therefore we will have a joint Holy Communion service at 10am at St John’s on that day, followed by a short PCC meeting in the hall. We have asked him to visit St Boniface Church later in the year.


Testimonies - don't forget that as a church we love to hear a few words about how God has been at work in people's lives recently. Speak to  the minister and they will arrange to fit you in.



Are you new to this church/ new to the area/ interested in finding out about the Christian faith? You might like to fill in one of our orange cards at the back of church.


This Week:


Wednesdays 7am - 'Start the Day' prayer group, St John's Church.


For Wednesday 11am activities please see our Services page This week: Holy Communion.


Monday 18th - Prayer Meeting 8.30-9.30pm, St John’s Church, to pray about all matters arising from the current Interregnum.


Thursday 21st - Coffee Break 10am, Horns Drove Community Centre.



Business as Usual – with the help of the Clerical Registry we are hoping to keep the service patterns the same while we are without a vicar. They also provide people for baptisms, weddings and funerals. The average interregnum (time between Vicars) in Hampshire is about 9 months.








Future Weeks:

Prayers during the Interregnum - each 3rd Monday of the month, 8.30pm to 9.30pm, there will be a Prayer Meeting in St John's Church Vestry specifically to pray for all things arising from the interregnum eg for those preparing the paperwork involved in recruiting a new vicar; for those working to keep services in the parish going etc. Please come if you are able. The second of these will be Monday 18th February


Friday 1 Mar - World Day of Prayer service at St Peter’s Maybush, 2pm


Saturday 9 Mar - Green Fair, 10.30-2.30pm, Romsey Methodist Church


Saturday 9 Mar - East Africa talk by Jim Stanley-Smith, 7.30pm, St John’s


Thursday 4th April - APCM, 7.15pm, St John's Church. Please pray for a Church Warden to look after things at St Boniface Church and for a deputy at St John’s Church.