Welcome to the website of the Winchester Area of the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis.

The Winchester Area TSSF consists of members of the Third Order who live in and around the Winchester, Southampton and Romsey area of the south of England.

A more detailed description of the Third Order can be found on the European Province Website here.

Welcome, peace and goodwill!
Winchester Area TSSF
Latest News
St Clare Celebration
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Our annual St Clare celebration was held at St Nicholas Church Brockenhurst. It was a joint meeting with the Bournemouth Local Group from the Wessex Area. We were also joined by Peter Thompson, our Link Tertiary.

After the service we enjoyed tea together and many of us visited the churchyard which contains 106 graves from the First World War. In addition to the 93 New Zealand graves, there are also three Indian and three unidentified Belgian civilians.

Quiet Day, April 2016
Saturday, April 09, 2016
Our Area Quiet Day was held at St Mark's church, Ampfield, and was led by Revd Jonathan Herbert of the Hilfield Community on the theme "Walking with the Risen Christ".

It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed being able to walk in the churchyard and the surrounding woods.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The 2016 Programme is now available. Click here to go to the Events section.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Photos taken by Christine Pilgrim from our Cluster Day held at the Winchester URC.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
On 18th April we enjoyed a fantastic Area Quiet Day on Thomas Merton led by Phil Seal. Rob’s life profession took place during the midday Eucharist.

Winchester Ordinations 2014
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
We were very pleased indeed to celebrate Hilary’s Ordination to the Priesthood in Winchester Cathedral this Petertide.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Winchester Area gathered in St Luke’s Church, Winchester in December to bless our cribs for Christmas. We were inspired by the variety of cribs displayed and reminded that God humbly meets each of us where we are. The meeting concluded with mulled wine and mince pies!

Winchester Ordinations 2012
Sunday, July 01, 2012
The 1st of July was a great time of celebration in the Winchester Area as two Tertiaries were ordained Deacon. Victoria and Simon were supported by lots of people from the TSSF Area on the big day as well as throughout their training.

Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Area Quiet Day on Saturday, 31st March went well and was led by Robin Coutts. The day included the welcome of two new Novices and thanks to our retiring Area Minister, Terry, and welcome to our new Area Minister, Gillian.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Winchester Area Francistide Celebration took place this year in Romsey Abbey. Three new people were welcomed to the area and one made his life profession

Saturday, October 09, 2010
A good time was had by all at the Francistide Area Day on 9th October 2010 in Braishfield.

Area Day April 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Photos from the Area Day with our Provincial Minister, Joanna Coney, at Wolvesey in April.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Much fun was had by all at the 2010 Cluster Novice Day held at Wolvesey on Saturday. The day included an inspiring talk on Clare by Helen Stanton (pictured alongside) and was a welcome opportunity for the Novices in our Cluster to met people from accross the different Areas.

Action and Contemplation
Friday, November 27, 2009
Richard Rohr will be coming to London next September to lead a two day conference, sponsored by the TSSF, on action and contemplation.