St. Thomas the Apostle, Elson
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The Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle is a thriving, living focus of community life within Elson and Hardway: an Inclusive, Family-Friendly Church that seeks to meet with God in his Holy Word and Blessed Sacraments.
Here, a warm welcome awaits you if you join us and share in God's Holy Sacraments and the Good News that he promises to each and every one of us.
The Parish Church has been a visible witness to the love of Christ since 1846, and as Gosport has grown up around and enveloped the small village of Elson, so the parish and its people have adapted and continued to proclaim the Kingdom of God with vigour and with friendly love.
Come and join us in worship and in fellowship and see what the love of Christ can do for you. Be fed at his Holy Table and enriched by his Holy Word, and discover the difference that the living faith can make to you. Whether you are nine, twenty-nine or ninety, St Thomas the Apostle welcomes you and can find a sacred space for you to encounter God.
We are members of Inclusive Church, Affirming Catholicism and supporters of Changing Attitude. We seek to share the inclusive love of God with all who seek Him, in a distinctively Anglocatholic ('high church') Tradition.
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Opening Prayer Heavenly Father, At this time we prepare to be caught up in the dance towards the redemption and renewal of all things, on earth, in heaven and under the earth. Help us to cast aside our earthly concerns and to look to the dawn that is coming. Be with us in our stillness […]
‘Most High and glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart, and grant me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense and understanding, Lord, so that I may carry out your holy and true command. Amen.’” Francis of Assisi
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Yet another little experiment with Prezi, the awesome presentation tool. Probably best viewed directly on the Prezi site via this link: http://prezi.com/9wmcnz5eaaus/evening-prayer-for-christ-the-king/ in case this embedded version doesn’t work… You can download and reuse this, so if you want to remove the Diocesan Logos, change the Psalmody etc, you can. No worries.
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