Fr. Graham Whiting
All of my ministry has been served in the Dioceses of Chichester and Winchester. Most recently, I served as Vicar of All Saints Findon Valley with St Peter’s High Salvington for over 12 years.
I have been an Associate of an Anglican religious order, The Community of the Servants of the Will of God based at Crawley Down, West Sussex, for 30 years. I have now been Parish Priest here for 16 months, and am putting into practice our Parish Profile vision: ‘Attending to God’, ‘Building Christian Community’ and ‘Commending God’s Love to the World’. I pray that people viewing this site will capture the vision and join our Church community.
My family moved to Hamble in 1981 for my husband, Colin, to run a fruit and vegetable shop at Coronation Parade - he had just retired from teaching. We have loved living in the village and here we found St. Andrew’s Church which has become a home from home for us over the years. In 1987 I was licensed by the Bishop of Winchester to be a "Reader"– recently re-named "Licensed Lay Minister" which is easier to understand! (I had a degree in theology and undertook further training). I am licensed to preach and teach and carry out other duties - including conducting funerals and taking out communion to the housebound which is part of my ministry which I most love.
My wife and I moved to Hamble in 1980. I am an orthodox Anglo Catholic with my faith firmly rooted in the integrity of scripture. I have enjoyed many roles at St. Andrew’s and have in the past served at the high altar, held the post of sacristan as well as that of Licensed Lay Minister. I have also served as a volunteer to the Chaplaincy at the Southampton General Hospital, a role I wish to devote more time to in the future as well as my duties as Licensed Lay Minister at St. Andrew’s.
Colin Glue has been a regular member of St.Andrews family since 1983 when he and his family started attending church in Hamble. He has been a teacher and a postman and loves spending time with his family and gardening - he is currently looking after three gardens - and often works in the churchyard and cloister garden at St.Andrews - occasionally "helped" by one of his grandchildren! You may often see him walking his black labrador around the village - he is always ready for a chat.
St. Andrew’s has been a part of my life for the past 44 years. My daughter was baptised and confirmed here and, my husband Roy and I had a Marriage Blessing and Nuptial Mass nearly 30 years ago. I have been privileged to serve the church in different guises over the years including: sidesperson, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, churchwarden, PCC member and in the choir. I am serving as Churchwarden since April 2015.