Ministry Team

Vicar:  Reverend Andrew (Andy) Wilson

Andy is married to Jacqui and they have three adult sons and two grandchildren.  After a career in the IT industry, Andy trained for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol.  Andy was ordained in 1999 and served for 8 years at Hosanna, a new church forming part of Broadwater Parish in Worthing, West Sussex.

In 2019, Andy was appointed Priest in Charge of St John the Baptist Purbrook.  Andy has also been Vicar of Christ Church Portsdown since 2007, and is also Curate in the parish of Crookhorn.

Andy is chaplain to Havant & Waterlooville FC, who play in the National League, the fifth tier of English football.

Andy served as Joint Area Dean of Havant from 2014 to 2019.

You can contact Andy by email at purbrookvicar@gmail.com, by telephone at 023 9226 7261 or by post at:

Christ Church Portsdown
Cosham
PORTSMOUTH
PO6 3NB

 

Associate Minister: Reverend Laura Cameron

Laura is married to Grant and they have two daughters and one son.  Laura has a medical background and practised as a Registered Nurse until 2010, her expertise being mainly in primary health care.

After many years as a sister in Accident and Emergency and more latterly as a Practice Nurse, followed by six years as head of healthcare, holding the position of a Governor, at HMP Winchester, Laura worked in a detox and rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol addiction prior to training for ordination in 2010.

Laura was Ordained as a Self-Supporting Minister in 2013 and served for 4 years at St John’s, Shedfield and St Nicholas, Wickham and Holy Trinity and St Columba, Fareham.

In 2015 Laura joined the NHS as a hospital Chaplain and served the visitors, staff and patients of QA hospital for 3 years.

In 2019, Laura was licensed as Associate Minister at Christ Church Portsdown and St. John’s, Purbrook.

 

Cluster Clergy

St John the Baptist Purbrook is part of a cluster of three parishes along with the Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn (CoGS) and Christ Church Portsdown and the clergy minister across all three churches.