Meet the ministry team
Revd Vickie has left the Benefice and moved to the Isle of Wight with her family. The Benefice is in a period of interregnum awaiting the appointment of a new priest in charge.
The BCI Benefice is supported by an Assistant Minister, a Curate and an Assistant Curate
Revd Joy Windsor – Assistant Minister
Revd Coleen Jackson – Curate
I became a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) in November 2020, having studied on the Portsmouth Pathway and with Cuddesdon College. I have retired from a career in education that spanned schools, universities and international consultancy. I remain active in education through chairing two international Christian education charities and an Academy Trust in the UK. When I have time I enjoy playing golf, DIY and gardening but not forgetting taking my two dogs for walks!
Revd Richard Hutchins – Assistant Curate
I was licensed and installed as Priest-in-Charge of the United Benefice of Catherington and Clanfield, in March 2020 and also licensed as Assistant Curate to Rowlands Castle and Blendworth-Chalton-Idsworth. I was ordained Deacon in Portsmouth Cathedral by Bishop Christopher in 2017, and was priested in 2018. Before ordination I served for 28 years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer (Submarine) Officer, reaching the rank of Commander RN. I am married to Diana and we have two adult sons, Jonathan and Angus; Jonathan is studying Medicine at UCL and Angus will read for a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough. We arrived here from my Title Curacy at St Mary Liss – and know this area well having lived in Widley since 1998, before our move to Liss.
and churchwardens at each of the churches
Holy Trinity, Blendworth
Saint Michael and All Angels, Chalton
Saint Hubert’s, Idsworth
I have lived at Idsworth since 1979 and have been an active member in the benefice throughout. I am married to Jackie and I became churchwarden at St Hubert’s in 2005.
John has been a churchwarden at St Hubert’s since 2020 and he is the building manager. He is a chartered surveyor (retired from professional practice) and he is also a published children’s author.