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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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Hymn: We come together We come together to witness love These two people joined by Above We see in them a spring of care Spreading wide, both here and there Love then, however it may be Love will defeat the enemy Marriage shows when two people care The love of God is always there. We […]
I am definitely getting old. Although last weekend marked the 13th anniversary of my Priesting, I have now spent so long in ministry that I am starting to reap the rewards of that length of ministry: I now find myself marrying off former members of my Youth Group I find myself being asked to baptise their […]
shared at Christchurch, Estover, Plymouth, 2nd July 2015 Follow this link: https://prezi.com/tb3rlb6rntos/deanery-synod-worship/ Gathering: Bless the Lord, My Soul In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen O Lord, open our lips And our mouths shall proclaim your praise. Psalm 139 Scripture Matthew 6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) “Beware […]
I am seeking your help. I need to produce a work by Friday 12th June of the letters of Paul, and so would you please lent me your voice. In the same style as the Crowdsourced Psalms Project, I need you to read the following text and email it to me at email@example.com Instructions […]
CORPUS CHRISTI BCP (Tablet Version) THE LORD’S PRAYER kneeling before the altar Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against […]
Visiting the lovely S. Michael’s in Teignmouth today, I spotted these Stations, which look to me like Arts & Crafts work. I have no information on them, but if anyone does, please post it.
There is an often tricky line to steer in the world of modern social media. It is used as a tool for reaching out in your business or (in my case) in the service of the Gospel, to make new friends and to reacquaint with old ones. The trouble is that these are often many […]
Text: John 10:1-10 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Two sheep were standing in a field. “Baaaa” said one. “Bother” said the other one, “I was going to say that!” It was only last week when I got an email from a lady whom I […]
Part of a collection which may be downloaded from here from the Agnus Dei website Preparation The minister greets the people in these or other suitable words Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Though we are dust and ashes, God has prepared for those who […]
A whole school mass, Prezi may be found here: https://prezi.com/msvevsl6i7vh/nursery-rhyme-mass-of-the-lords-supper/ Gathering Song (Here we go round the Mulberry Bush) We gather round in this holy space Holy Space, filled with grace We gather round in this holy space To do what Jesus taught us We hear the stories of our King Eternal life, for us he’ll […]
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