Welcome to St Peter’s Titchfield, the oldest church in Hampshire, where Christians have been coming to worship God for more than 1300 years
Our Vision Statement
Welcoming all, Celebrating Life, Sharing the Journey
The church can now Accept Donations Online. These can be for either £5 or £10. Please click the button on the right to make your donation
During the week
The Church is open for private prayer every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. There will be someone there to welcome you and explain the arrangements to facilitate social distancing and strict observance of ‘Covid-secure’ regulations
|9.00 am Tuesday & Thursday||Pray at home, with “A Reflective Service for Worship in Isolation.” Print the order of service here|
|Free at any time||Telephone ‘Daily Hope’ 0800 804 8044 for prayers, reflections and hymns|
|9.45 am||Morning Service on Radio 4. (Long Wave)|
|8.00 pm||St Peter’s Prayerline ~ Please join your fellow parishioners every day, at this time, praying for all who are fighting Covid-19.|
God of compassion,
be close to all who are unwell, fearful or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Letter from Susan
This letter was delayed until after the Annual Meeting so that I could report back to you on the outcome of the elections, which are as follows:
Churchwardens: Barbara le Sueur, Peter Gordon
Deanery Synod Representatives: Anna Sketchley, Andrew Trevithick
New PCC members: Martin Reid, Paul Angelides, John Parry
Elected members continuing to serve on PCC are John Blundell, Hazel Croft-Phillips, Edwina Day, Chris Oakley, Paul Wenham. Thanks were given to those stepping down: Churchwarden Sheila Hignell, Deanery Synod representative Iain Windebank and PCC members Phil Allison and Sandra Pereira, who has indicated her willingness to continue as treasurer.
We are grateful to our PCC secretary Helen Andrews, for all her hard work, especially in rising to the challenge of hosting PCC Zoom meetings!
The presentation to Brian Patten of a beautiful piece of engraved glass was announced and appreciation expressed for his outstanding work for 23 years as editor of the Titchfield News. The contributions of David Mugford and Brian Williams as members of the editorial team were acknowledged and Brian’s gift was delivered to him after the meeting. A recording of the Annual Meeting is available on the church website.
Because of Covid-19 it will not be possible for my retirement to be marked in the usual way but I am grateful to Revd. Janet for her kind words about my ministry at the end of the APCM and for the lovely potted plant arrangement with which I was presented. It will be very good to plant a little bit of Titchfield in my new garden in Bristol!
In lieu of gifts I am inviting donations, please, to St. Peter’s Church in celebration of my ten years of ministry. Donations can be made online, by bank transfer or brought into church during our weekday opening times. Please remember to make cheques payable to “PCC of Titchfield.” If you are able to gift aid your donation the church will receive an extra 25%.
I am delighted that my other request, for the “Vicars Noticeboard” to be updated before I leave, has been carried out. For me, however, the most important gift of all will be my many happy memories of the wonderful people I have met and worked with in Titchfield, as well as the beauty of nature which surrounds us here in abundance, speaking of God’s love and goodness, without the need for words.
May God’s peace and blessing be upon all those serving as officers of the church, especially during the vacancy that will begin on October 19th. Please support them as much as you can and remember them in your prayers.
Sunday 20 September
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
The order of service sheet for this Sundays service can be found here
Annual Church Meetings
Our Annual Meetings held in church at 4pm on Sunday 13th September.
We have had to cancel Teddy Bear Praise, Cafe Connect, the Ladies Breakfast and our tea Parties because of the Coronavirus.
Our Prayer Diary
Our weekly Prayer diary is available by looking on the worship section.
Who we are
We are a lively, diverse and inclusive community, seeking to grow in the Christian faith and to live out our faith in the world around us.
Our services vary from traditional to modern, including “Fresh Expressions ” of church for those who prefer something less formal.
If you would like to know more about the Christian faith, talk to us about baptism, confirmation or arranging a wedding or funeral, please contact the church office which is open Monday to Thursday mornings between 9 and 12 Telephone 01329 847003
Or come along to one of our services. You will be very welcome!
Rev’d Susan Allman
Vicar of St Peter’s Titchfield