About

St. Andrew’s is a beautiful medieval church based in the heart of a thriving and picturesque Hampshire village. We are an inclusive church; visitors and newcomers are warmly welcomed irrespective of their background or denomination.

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St. Andrew the Apostle, Hamble

High St., Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton,
Hampshire SO31 4JF

Directions

Follow Hamble Lane (B3397) into the heart of Hamble (after the junction with Netley's Hound Road, do not turn left into Satchell Lane). St. Andrew's is on your right after Cinnamon Bay (on left).

Parking is limited to carers and the disabled. Please use street parking, or car parks further down on the left from the church.

Meet the Team

Fr. Graham Whiting

Parish Priest

Joan Glue

Licensed Lay Minister

David Winser

Licensed Lay Minister

Raymond Brown

Churchwarden

Kay Baker

Churchwarden

More Staff Volunteers

Charles Aspinell
Treasurer and Deanery Synod Rep.
Terry Smith
Wedding and Funeral Verger
Annette de Bary
Choir Leader
Grant Hearn
Chairman of the Friends of
St Andrew's
Liz Jarvis
Magazine Editor
Kim Quayle
Children's work leader
Contact List

Choir & Servers

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Who We Are

Our History

Our church building was originally a Benedictine priory, built by monks over 900 years ago and has been a place of worship ever since. It is now renowned as one of the most archaeologically and historically interesting medieval churches in Hampshire.

Our Present

St. Andrew’s is part of the anglo-catholic wing of the Anglican Church, where the central importance of the sacraments and the continuity of teaching and practices of the church throughout the ages, rooted in scripture, are central to the expression of our faith.

Our Future

We will retain the traditional nature of our worship, which is precious to people who value the friendship and sense of belonging found in our church family. In addition, we are introducing alternative forms of worship and activities to grow our church and share God’s love more widely with the people of Hamble and further afield.

Church Building

St. Andrew’s church is more than 900 years old.

It was in 1109 that monks came from near Chartres in France led by St Bernard of Thiron (later of Cluny) and founded an abbey and priory church in Hamble. It has been a place of worship ever since and is now renowned as one of the most archaeologically and historically interesting medieval churches in Hamp-shire. It contains fine examples of Norman architecture and fascinating memorials as well as a wealth of 19th century stained glass.

The association with Thiron in France remains to this day. Each year a few of our church family visit, reinforcing the links we have with the congrega- tion of the mother church of the Benedictine monks who founded the church in Hamble.

Some splendid features have been added in recent years. A glorious new stained glass west window was installed in 2001 depicting our founder St. Bernard against a delightful view of the Hamble River with the Isle of Wight beyond. Major restoration works have also been undertaken, including a new roof, stonework around the windows and several of the stained glass windows themselves have been repaired. The church is now in an excellent state of repair considering its age.

There is a large (closed) churchyard in front of the church. Burials and interments of ashes now take place in the adjacent Parish Burial Ground which is managed by Hamble Parish Council. A booklet containing a detailed and guide to St Andrew’s is available at the back of the church.

St. Andrew's Parochial Church Council (PCC)

Fr. Graham Whiting Baptisms; Weddings; Funerals 023 8045 2148
David Winser Licensed Lay Minister 0777 192 2243
Joan Glue Licensed Lay Minister 023 8045 7053
Kay Baker Churchwarden; Fete and Fayre Co-ordinator 023 8045 4745
Ramond Brown Churchwarden 023 8045 2291
Charles Aspinell Finance; Deanery Synod Rep. 01489 571636
Annette de Bary Choir 023 8045 8452
Helen Griffiths Organist; PCC Vice Chairman; Deanery Synod Rep. 023 8045 8452
Grant Hearn Friends of St. Andrew's 023 8045 6265
Liz Jarvis "New Waves" Magazine Editor 023 8045 2726
Kim Quayle Youth Work and Beacons 07813 782336
Terry Smith Funeral Verger; Wedding Verger 023 8045 2988

Lay Members: Bert Allwood; Colin Glue; Elizabeth Lear; Diana Richings; Peter Roberts

Other Contacts

Pat Gillman "New Waves" Magazine Distribution 023 8045 2422
Brian Howlett Health and Safety 023 9283 2740
Jeff Law Priory Centre Bookings 023 8045 4299
Vicky McPherson Cherubs 023 8178 6609
Joan Marshall St. Andrew's Cafe 023 8045 5794
Heather Smith Home Visiting Co-ordinator; Bereavement
Support Group; Wedding Verger
023 8045 2988
Pat Stephens Electoral Roll Officer 023 8045 4181