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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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It’s good to know that you have everything you need – or might possibly need – to hand. Based on the book that was on the legillium in my title parish (Holy Spirit, Southsea), this is key texts for the Mass: a rock for every low mass and a godsend when visiting unfamiliar places. If I […]
Many clergy will at sometime have experienced a… challenging baptism. Reflecting on that has led me to add the following line to my webpage on baptism: However, if you aren’t sure about being able to make these promises, if you simply don’t believe in all this, if you are just having “the baby done” for […]
Text: Matthew 11.16–19, 25–end In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen “What can I say about the people who live today? What are they like? The people today are like children sitting in the marketplace. One group of children calls to the other group, ‘We played flute […]
This is the outline of the session for KS1 aged children (Infants Year R,1 & 2) We gather the Children in Church Important things: Many people mark important events in their lives by coming to Church The birth of a baby – baptism The passing of a loved one – funeral The love of one […]
Trust Him when dark doubts assail you, Trust Him when your strength is small, Trust Him when to simply trust Him Seems the hardest thing of all. Trust Him, He is ever faithful; Trust Him for His will is best, Trust Him, for the Heart of Jesus Is the only place of rest. Trust Him, […]
Click here for Audio: http://chirb.it/f7k1De Click here for Prezi: http://prezi.com/psnl_wrygq1v/holy-trinity-homily/ Initial Symbol: Rublev Ikon: Examining the Rhino: Circle Dance: Sufi Dance:
Family Communion: 15th June 2014 See here for the Prezi and to download it. Or you can download a fully standalone version from here (zip file) 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 […]
The excellent poet Malcom Guite speaks Today we feel the wind beneath our wings Today the hidden fountain flows and plays Today the church draws breath at last and sings As every flame becomes a Tongue of praise. This is the feast of fire, air, and water Poured out and breathed and kindled into earth. […]
Maya Angelou 20 January 1993 A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon.The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm of their hastening doom Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages. But today, the Rock cries out […]
(please excuse the unashamedly geek nature of this post, but for the benefit of others, this might be useful) If you don’t have a professional or educational licence, the free Prezi allocation quickly gets used up, especially if, like me, you are forced to embed videos instead of linking to them on Youtube. This is because […]
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