Over 200 lovely people see themselves as regular members of our churches. Here are some of the ones you might want to get in touch with.

The Revd Dr Ben Sargent is the vicar of Bransgore and Hinton. He is married to Kelly and they have seven(!) children. Ben became a follower of Jesus Christ as a teenager when he first heard Jesus’ message explained clearly from the Bible. He went on to study theology at the University of Oxford. Ben loves road cycling, running and swimming and will meet up with anyone who wants to explore the lanes of the New Forest at high speed or jump in the sea! He has a blog with details of his writing and speaking at He can be reached on 01425 672850 and emailed using

Get in touch with Ben particularly if you want to find out more about Jesus Christ, our churches or if you’re planning a funeral.


Shirley Messinger is the benefice administrator. She’s the one to talk to if you want to plan a wedding or a baptism. Shirley is married to Phillip and they have two grown-up children and three grand-children. Shirley is particular good at making bead jewellery and enjoys going on foreign adventures in her campervan. Call Shirley at the parish office on 01425 674213 or email her at


Jenny Miles is the Parish Administrator for Bransgore and Thorney Hill Parish. Jenny is married to Derek and they have two adult children. Jenny is the best person to talk to for anything to do with our facilities in Bransgore, such as hiring the church hall. Jenny is also our church safeguarding officer. Jenny can be contacted in the office on 01425 674213 or using