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Priest in Charge

The Revd. Canon Karina Green

Karina was born in Portsmouth and after leaving school went and worked for a few years with Lloyds Bank. She then worked for the Ockenden Venture for 4 years, a charity working mainly with Vietnamese refugees.

Karina was ordained in 1990, serving her title at St Faith’s Lee –On-The-Solent and in 1994 became Guildford Diocesan Youth Advisor. In 1999 she returned to Portsmouth Diocese as Youth & Children’s Advisor and the Bishop’s Representative for Child Protection. In 2003 she was appointed to St George’s Portsea and at the same time held a training post for the diocese.

In Aug 2012 Karina was appointed Priest In Charge of St Alban’s West Leigh. Other responsibilities include being Joint Area Dean of Havant and a governor at both St Alban’s Church of England Primary School and Sharps Copse Primary School.

Assistant Curates

The Revd. Max Millett

Brought up in Plymouth but has lived in Portsmouth for 50 years.

Worked in the local NHS until retirement in 2002.

Trained for self-supporting/part-time ministry on the scheme based at Sarum College, Salisbury. 

Ordained priest 1996; helping initially at St Peter’s, Somerstown then St George’s, Portsea as well as a spell as school chaplain.

Linked with us here at St Alban’s from 2017.

Has also over the years been involved with the diocesan spirituality team, helping with training, quiet days/retreats and spiritual direction.

Church Wardens

Miss Sharon Hardie

Mr David Vincent

Chris Hoskins

My name is Chris Hoskins, I have been married to my husband Frank for 40 years, and we have a couple of recued greyhounds called Byron, who is 4 and Annie who is 6, that we adopted a couple of years ago.

I have joined the family here at St Albans as a Reader. For those who may not know, Readers, also known as Licensed Lay Ministers, are lay people, called by God, trained and licensed by the Church, to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work of the Church. There are around 150 of us in the Portsmouth Diocese. In church, Readers can be distinguished from their ordained colleagues by the distinctive blue Readers’ scarf.

I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and having the opportunity to get to know one another.

Laura Cameron

I was born in Southampton. After leaving college I moved to Winchester. I qualified as a State Registered Nurse at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital and then moved to Gloucester. I became a sister in the Accident and Emergency Dept and stayed in Gloucester for 6 years. After returning to Hampshire, I remained working in primary health care and trained as a Practice Nurse, working in various doctors surgeries. More latterly I worked at HMP Winchester as the head of healthcare, holding the title of governor. I began training for ordination in 2010 and worked in a Detox and rehabilitation centre part time while I was studying at Theological College.

I was Ordained Priest in 2014 and have ministered in various churches within Portsmouth diocese, eventually settling at St Albans West Leigh, after four years as a Chaplain at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Along with my ministry at St Albans I am a Chaplain with Methodist Homes Association.

I am married to Grant, and we have 3 grown up children and two grandchildren.