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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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No, you can’t have it. The Common Worship lectionary is copyright. That bunch of bible verses is not mine to give away, for prayers or anything. I have withdrawn it from Google Play, which is a pity because a) It was a good way to learn Android App development because I compile the data each […]
I have a traditional view of marriage. I believe it to be a life-long commitment of one to another. I believe it calls the married to commitment, fidelity and honesty, sharing and mutual respect. That’s traditional. I believe that marriage is important for society: it builds community and places relationships and love at the centre […]
A poem by Steve Turner If Jesus was born today If Jesus was born today it would be in a downtown motel marked by a helicopter’s flashing bulb. A traffic warden, working late, would be the first upon the scene. Later, at the expense of a TV network, an eminent sociologist, the host of a […]
Family Communion: 19th October 2014 – other texts may be found in a similar vein at www.nurseryrhymemass.org.uk 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 […]
As sung at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
Please excuse this necessarily techy post – there’ll be something about the Church along in a minute… I have all my key data on a number of Network Attached Storage devices: hard disks which are directly wired to the network rather than another PC. This all gets backed up on the cloud and so (hopefully) […]
I had a colleague who was most against the recording of homilies/sermons what is the difference between them? I understand homilies to be preached by those in holy orders and sermons can be preached by lay or ordained. Whether accurate or not, I suspect homilies are shorter as well… :-) but I thought there was some merit […]
Dear Internet, I need your help to make a new video meditation… Instructions If you have a phone like an iPhone or an Android, there is usually an app to record your voice – often called “Voice Memo” or some thing similar. I use a free Android App called ASR which can be installed for […]
Great Britain The news will say we’re suffering from excess immigration That a rampant hoard of foreigners has fallen on our nation But truthfully, there hasn’t been a native Briton here Since people dressed in mammoth skin and hunted with a spear Our language is a mixture of a dozen different tongues We munch our […]
O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your divine Son, dying on the cross confided us to your maternal care. You are our Mother; we desire ever to remain your devout children. Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ. Make your name again glorious in this place, once […]
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