PCC Members 2021
Richard is married to Sabine and they have 3 children – two are married and live in Africa and work in development work and the other lives in Devon working in conservation. As a young man Richard worked in social work and had little interest in Christianity. He became a Christian in his late 20’s and worked for a while in a small building business. In 1984 he got married and Richard and Sabine both worked abroad with the Church of Uganda. In 1993 they returned to the UK. He then trained to be a vicar and after some years in Reigate (Surrey) he became vicar of Holy Trinity Weston, a parish on the outskirts of Southampton with a large Council Estate. He retired in 2012 and Sabine and came to live in Winnall, Winchester. Sabine works as a nurse in Winchester hospital. After 7 years in retirement Richard felt the call back into parish ministry. In May 2019 he was licensed as Associate Minister of St Peter and St Paul’s church and so arrived in the lovely village of King’s Somborne. Richard likes walking, travelling, keeping reasonably fit and enjoying family and friends.
David is the Secretary of the Parochial Church Council (the PCC) and is responsible for taking the minutes at the regular PCC meetings and the Annual Church Meeting; he is also the point of contact for the Winchester Diocese and the Romsey Deanery. He has lived in the village since the early 1980s; David and his wife Nicola found the Church congregation friendly and welcoming when they arrived and have regularly attended services in the Parish Church ever since. He is also a founder member of the Somborne Singers, which provides the choir for the Church for Easter, Harvest, Christmas and other events, as well as a founder member of the Friends of St Peter and St Paul, which raises money for the building of the Parish Church. David strongly believes that the village is fortunate to have such a beautiful and well cared for historic church. Anxious that it is preserved for future generations, he hopes that, just as Nicola and he were welcomed by the church family when they arrived in the village, the community continues to be as welcoming to all who choose to visit the Church.
Howard has lived in the village since 2009, with his wife Alwena. As a Licensed Lay Minister, he helps the vicar in leading church services regularly, and is engaged with the Parish home group and prayer group. He enjoys singing bass with the Somborne Singers, Badminton Club at the village hall and a monthly Men’s Pub Night. He loves walking and is learning to paint in acrylics. Howard and Alwena have 3 grown-up sons and a lively collection of grandchildren.
Terry has lived at Ashley for the past 40 years and in my time he has been Chairman of the Friends of Ashley St. Mary and at present he is chairman of the Friends of St. Peter & St. Paul. The role of both Friend's groups is to support and raise funds for the renovation and restoration of both churches and to this ends we arrange various social and fund-raising events. Terry’s role on the PCC is principally to act as a link between the Friends and the PCC so that we can have a responsible and amicable relationship between the two groups to help maintain the structure of both churches.
Linda came to live in the parish with her family in 1983 and has been resident in the village since 2004. She has been a member of the PCC for many years and is the Electoral Roll Officer. She is also a member of many other clubs and societies in the village. Her journey with Christ started following her confirmation on her fifteenth birthday many years ago.
Robin has lived in Kings Somborne since 2017 and lives in King’s Acre with his wife Tanya. Robin has been a Christian for most of his life and is very keen to support the church and encourage everyone who goes there with the good news of the gospel. Robin’s role on the PCC is to help where he can with the Church website and support other activities where required.
It’s more than 25 years since Joan and her husband Len bought their house here and they’ve always been conscious of the strong community spirit in King’s Somborne and what a wonderful thing it is. She didn’t think she realised just how diverse and demanding it would be when she became a church warden but at least she doesn’t think it’s dull!
Anthony has lived in King’s Sonborne for 15 years. Some years ago he helped start up the Friends of the Church as a separate charity to raise funds for the upkeep of the fabric, and joined the PCC in 2019.
Janet retired five years ago but now enjoys a busy life as a volunteer and member of several organisations, many of which are in King's Somborne. She is a churchwarden at St Peter and St Paul church and a member of the church needle-workers.
John has been a member of the PCC for the past 5 years. He is particularly interested in the fabric of the church and as a volunteer carry out some maintenance. Since moving to King's Somborne I have become involved in many of the church and village societies and activities.