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
Friday, November 24, 2017
The 2018 Programme is now available on the Events page

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The 2017 Programme is now available on the Events page

Saturday, October 08, 2016
Our Francistide meeting was held at Braishfield. Richenda Milton-Daws, a Trustee of Franciscan Aid, was our visiting speaker. Our mid-day Eucharist was led by +John and included renewals. We also welcomed Caroline and Anne who have moved to the area, admitted Margaret and Susan as Novices, and admitted Tania to the office of Area Novice Guardian.

Transitus at Park Place
Monday, October 03, 2016
Five of us attended the Transitus service held by the Sisters at Park Place on  the evening of 3rd October. The service was led by Fr. Andrew McMahon OFM who gave an interesting and moving talk on the theme "Francis fell in love with the Humility of God".

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.