Reverend Clare Welham
Hampshire SO24 0DW
Tel: 01962 773075
Clare was warmly welcomed at her Licensing Service which took place at Bishops Sutton on Wednesday 25th January 2017. The Bishop of Basingstoke conducted the service.
Since the retirement of the previous incumbent at Christmas 2014 our benefice – including Ropley – had been in interregnum* whilst a new priest was sought.
During the interregnum we have been blessed with dedicated and inspiring priests on secondment to us, most recently the Reverend Amanda Grant who we all wish well in her new role in the frozen north.
* An “interregnum” or “vacancy” is the term used in the Anglican Communion to describe the period before a new parish priest is appointed to fill a vacancy. During an interregnum, the administration of the parish is the responsibility of the churchwardens and area dean.