In November 2017 the Meon Valley Methodist Circuit employed Pet Bangs as a full-time Pioneer Connexion Missioner in the circuit. this innovative role includes the chaplaincy of two local football teams, the Elemental Tent outreach program and pastoral support.

In January 2019 Nigel Bailey went to Meon Valley to catch up with Pete Bangs and find out how things have been going.  You can catch the latest on the video here: