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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7 Dunton Way
Gosport
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01329 829883 or 07834 322943

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Sunday

Mass
A simple said celebration of the Eucharist with a short homily.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 35 minutes
Common Worship
Parish Mass
Full on family friendly mass with Choir, Hymns, Sunday School and the best cup of coffee in the diocese afterwards! We use a screen so you don't have to worry about the hymn book or the service sheet. This is where the people of Elson gather to joyously proclaim the Lord in word and sacrament!
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship

Wednesday

Mass
A simple said celebration of the Eucharist
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for ½ hour

Thursday

Mass
a simple said celebration of the Eucharist followed by CAMEO lunch, all are welcome to attend.
Every Thursday at 12:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
CAMEO
CAMEO, Come And Meet Each Other, 12.30pm. Come along for coffee, cake and converstion.
Thursday at 12:30 PM for 3 hours
Family Friendly Coffee

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass
Organ

 

Journey of Faith - a multimedia, relaxed approach to engaging with matters of faithAdvent and Lent CoursesConfirmation preparation always availableHealing and Reconciliation, Anointing and Prayer Guidance always available
     
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Sermon: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Ordinary 5, Year C

parishLife | 7 Feb 2016

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I taught you what I had been taught myself, namely that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; and that he was raised to life on the third […]

Blessing of Throats for S. Blaise, 3rd January

parishLife | 3 Feb 2016

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Blaise (Blase, Blaize, who knows?), who was bishop of Sebaste in Armenia in the fourth century. Before being martyred, he is said to have healed a boy who was choking. Tradition also has it that he was martyred by beheading, face up. Since the eighth century, Saint Blaise […]

My Funeral Wishes

parishLife | 25 Jan 2016

This is the document in my Evernote, but just in case my children don’t think to look in there. Here are my Funeral Wishes To my beloved children: Liam, Emma and Zoë Although I have spoken of this often, and you all know my funeral wishes generally, this is where I write it out. My […]

Epiphany Proclamation 2016

parishLife | 2 Jan 2016

Dear brothers and sisters, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us, and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return. Through the rhythms of times and seasons let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation. Let us recall the year’s culmination, the Easter Triduum of the Lord: his last supper, […]

Christingle 2015

parishLife | 21 Dec 2015

Christmas Eve The Prezi which accompanies this can be found at: https://prezi.com/mj9bepkettmj/ Equipment: Christingle Kits and Grace, Knitted Nativity given to various children around Church and asked to look after them carefully, Candles & Tapers, Fire Extinguishers and Water Buckets in Chancel. Voile covers the big nativity People gather in Nave; while Micky Mouse’s Christmas, Tom […]

Send an email to my fridge…

parishLife | 8 Dec 2015

You can entertain/challenge and even (because I’m a big boy) abuse me via the power of the Internet and my fridge. Send an email to roboroughvicarage@gmail.com consisting of a picture attachment and the message in the subject, and my fridge will read it. I had an old Kindle lying around underused, and have it connected permanently […]

How to use Prezi for Collective Worship (& other useful bits about using tech in worship)

parishLife | 28 Nov 2015

I’ve been speaking to people about Jesus (and in previous lives, other things as well) and supporting that with slides for more years than I care to remember. It started with Harvard Graphics for me, and if you too remember that on DOS then we are both way too old for this game. However, Powerpoint […]

Hail Mary…

parishLife | 3 Nov 2015

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Here we are, sat in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and […]

The Embolism in the Lord’s Prayer

parishLife | 2 Nov 2015

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. […]

The Bells! The Bells!

parishLife | 30 Oct 2015

In Churches like ours, the ringing of bells is an established part of our tradition. They call the people to worship on a Sunday from far and wide and are seen by the public as characteristic of Anglican worship. They are, however, not the only bells which can and should be used in our church. […]

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6762
Built: 1846
Architect: H.J Underwood
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of Portsmouth
Archdeaconry: Meon (293)
Deanery: GOSPORT (29303)
Benefice: Elson (29/032 J)
Parish Legal Name: ST. THOMAS, ELSON (290009 29/9)
CofE Church Info: (629009 29/9)
Short URL: acny.uk/6762/
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St. Thomas the Apostle , on the Corner of Elson Road and Elson Lane, Gosport, Elson, Hampshire, PO12 4EZ

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