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Revd. Richard Burningham

Revd. Richard Burningham

Welcome to St Peter and St Paul’s village church website.

As our beautiful church is set in the heart of a lovely village in the Hampshire countryside we aim to be a flourishing community of faith in King's Somborne. The church is open daily from early morning until dusk and everyone is welcome to come in and enjoy the calm and beauty inside or a walk around our church grounds. At the moment we are open for services each Sunday and the dates and times are advertised in our church magazine.  On Thursday evenings we have a Home Group at 7.30 pm at the New Vicarage, Romsey Road where a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.

Our activities are embedded in village life with bells ringing on most Sundays, a Summer Fair, a Christmas Fair, Harvest Supper, Remembrance Day service around the Lutyens memorial, Christmas carols around the village, soup and sherry mornings in the church on alternate Saturdays during the Winter plus special events periodically during the year.

If you want to talk about faith or have any questions or you wish to discuss a baptism, wedding or funeral please get in touch with me: Rev Richard Burningham on 01794 389555. My working days are Mondays and Thursdays.  Alternatively you may call either of the churchwardens who are: Joan Appleyard 01794 388224 and Janet Ingleson 01794 388618





St.Peter & St.Paul’s is the Parish Church of Somborne with Ashley situated at the heart of the village of King’s Somborne.

The Church provides regular Services on Sundays, and has as its mission the responsibility of telling the good news about the love of God, offering friendship and service to all members of the community and the holding of baptisms, weddings and funerals.

As of 1st May 2019 the parish is blessed with having Revd Richard Burningham caring for the parish. Our Licensed Lay Ministers are Mrs Sabine Burningham and Mr Howard Rowe, our organists are Mr Guy Boney and Ms S Aynsley.  


Within the Parish there are also two Churches All Saint's, Little Somborne and St.Mary's, Ashley in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and which each hold two or three Services every year. The Parish Church's monthly AliVE  service aims to offer a less formal, more flexible form of worship with modern music provided by local musicians on a Sunday evening. 
The Church is supported by enthusiastic teams of singers, bell-ringers, needle workers and others and holds a number of regular Social and Fund-raising events.

Details of all Services and events can be found in the Parish magazine the Gauntlet which is managed by the Church and which is distributed freely to all homes in the community. Current details can also be found on the notice board in the Church porch.

For those more interested in the history and fabric of this beautiful Church, a Guide is available.

(Click the image to see details of the Gauntlet)

See also The Victorian Restoration of King's Somborne Parish Church by Gordon Pearson; Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society Newsletters (new series) Vol.1 1984 pp19-22.



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