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Meon Bridge Benefice


The Reverend Tony Forrest                    Tel:   01489 877422                        Email: The Rector
(Usual Day Off: Monday)

Assistant CURATE

The Reverend Samantha Martell          Tel:   01489 232041                        Email: The Curate
(Usual Day Off: Friday)

Assistant Priest: The Rev’d Canon Anthony Hulbert (01489 878289)

Reader        Cathy Mathews              Tel:   01489 877804                             Email: The Reader
Reader Emeritus:      Pauline Quarendon     Tel:   01489 877392             Email: Pauline



The Benefice takes its safeguarding seriously.  The Benefice, like Diocese of Portsmouth follows the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and adults who may be at risk of harm, together with the national Church of England policy Protecting All God’s Children 2010 and for adults, Promoting a Safe Church 2006.
The Benefice’s Parish Policies and Procedures follow those set down by the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Safeguarding Officer/ DBS Validating Officer: tbn       Telephone: 01489 877422

Email: The Rector

For further information click here.

Meon Bridge Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms

For information about weddings, please contact the weddings administrator:
Sue Wells:                      Tel. 01329 834130        Email: Mrs Sue Wells

For information about baptisms and funerals please contact the Rector in the first instance:
The Rev’d Tony Forrest:                      Tel. 01489 877422         Email: The Rector

Or the Curate

The Reverend Samantha Martell          Tel:   01489 232041                        Email: The Curate

For further information about these services in the Church of England, please talk to the Rector or the Curate or  click here.


Click here for the Table of Parochial Fees from 1 January 2018

 This table sets out the fees prescribed by the Parochial Fees Order 2014 (a Statutory Instrument) and summarises other relevant information. For legal purposes reference should be made to the Order itself.

For further information about fees refer to the Guide to Church of England Parochial Fees and Frequently Asked Questions which are available on the Church of England website.

The nationally-set and statutory fees do not include charges for heating, the services of a verger, music (e.g. organist, choir), bells, and flowers, which are fixed annually by the Parochial Church Councils. In the case of a baptism, a marriage service or a funeral service in church, any costs and expenses incurred in respect of routine administration (including arranging dates and times and the making of entries in registers), making the church available and lighting it are included in the fee prescribed as payable to the Parochial Church Council.

Please note that there are strict Diocesan Regulations about Churchyards, Monuments and items that may ne introduced into a churchyard, so do please discuss such matters with a churchwarden or The Rector before purchasing a memorial or bringing items into a churchyard to leave on a grave in order to avoid any hurt, upset or unnecessary cost.

The Meon Bridge Parishes


Sheila Matthissen 01489 877867   Email:

Other PCC Members

Secretary: – Jill Edmunds Email:

Treasurer : Richard Baxter Email:

Jeff Hooper  Email:

Elizabeth Stewart  Email:

Harry Martineau – Stewardship Coordinator & Gift Aid secretary ,


Organist: John Martin 01489 877385  Email:
Sacristan: Laura Jerosch 01329 231956  Email:
Verger: Norman Bell 01489 877230  Email:

Churchwardens: Hugh Parry 01489 878860 and Richard Pepys 01489 878035
Secretary: – Richard Pepys
Treasurer & Gift Aid secretary: David Frere-Cook 01489 877838
Organists: (Morning) Sarah Page 02392 257723
Verger: Bob Miles

Angela Peagram (01489 878725) Email:
 Secretary: vacant     email:  tbc
Treasurer: Elizabeth Ridge 01489 899102
Organists: (Meonstoke) Alan Hibbert 01489 878564 and (Corhampton) John Martin (am) 01489 877385
Sacristan & Verger: Joanna Buchanan 01489 877737
Sexton (Corhampton): Christopher Maxse (Contact through Churchwarden)


Coordinator Position – vacant

The Bridge Magazine

Editor: Norman Bell


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