Acting Area Dean

Acting Area Dean

The Reverent James Pitkin was appointed as Acting Area Dean by Bishop Tim on 16 September 2017.   James has been looking after the proposals for change.
James is the Rector/Vicar for Lockerley, East Tytherley, West Tytherley and East Dean.

Proposed New Benefice. Update.

4 March 2018. Update on Proposed New Beneice

On 1st February 2018 the Romsey Deanery Synod endorsed the plan to make a new Benefice (comprising Leckford, Longstock, Stockbridge, Houghton, Broughton with Bossington and Mottisfont) with one full time paid priest, whose residence would be in Stockbridge.  The churchwardens of this new Benefice have now met twice.  There are decisions to be made about the way the new Benefice works but, if agreements can be reached and recruitment documents satisfactorily completed, the new post could be advertised in September 2018 with an appointment made before December 2018.

All 6 PCCs (Parochial Church Councils) will need to make decisions to help meet this schedule.

James Pitkin and Sarah Boothman                      

Acting Area Dean and Lay Chair – Romsey Deanery


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Longstock Village Fete, Saturday 31 August 2019.   12.30pm - 4.30pm.  The Fete to be opened by Revd Philip Bowden                

Entry Charge £1 Children under 12 – Free Entry

Lots to do and see at the Fete this year – a Medieval re-enactment + the opportunity to meet the people involved.   Childrens games, an Adventure Tunnel and Bouncy Castle; BBQ; Beer Tent; Teas plus the usual bric-a-brac, books, produce tent, bottle stall, and much more – brass band, duck racing and the golf challenge.   Please put the date in your diary.