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.
Moved here in December 2018 but have known Hamble village since I was a youngster. My Father was skipper of a tanker operating out of Hamble installation and I spent time with him aboard her in the school holidays. I grew up in Peartree Southampton, singing in the choir there from 7 years of age until 2000. Ex Artificer Royal Navy, my professions have been technical and educational. I was D&T Technician at Woolston school and later at Winchester College. Licensed as Reader in Bath and Wells in 2002 and as Lay Minister at St Andrew's in November 2019.
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.