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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This is the Prezi which supports this Christingle. You can copy, edit and modify it to suit your needs. The Well-good Nativity is from the Bible Society. Download here. Access the Prezi here Equipment: Christingle Kits and Grace, Candles & Tapers, Fire Extinguishers and Water Buckets in Chancel. Voile covers the big nativity People gather in […]
Vast armies undead do tread through the night and In hordes march towards hapless victims to frighten. They stumble in step with glass-eyes on the prizes; Bunched hither, hunched over in monstrous disguises; In sizes not lofty but numb’ring a throng; To unleash on their prey the dreaded DING DONG. Small faces with traces of […]
Dwelling in the Word – Reflection & Meditation before a PCC or any other meeting at which we should hear God’s Voice…
I found this exercise very useful, and the two times I have done it, I have been drawn by different things. Here is the key difference between this and Lectio Divina: you do the same passage each time. This means that new meanings arise in each context. Also, it is not about a personal reflection, as Lectio […]
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Download Download the Zip Files file (from my public dropbox folder) Right click on the above link and select “SAVE AS..” or “SAVE TARGET AS…” or “SAVE LINK AS..” 2017: As the amount of data included continues to increase, the file is too large to import as a single year/file, so this year for the first […]
by Anon (brought to my attention by Fr Andy, with much thanks and condolences) He was getting old and paunchy, and his hair was falling fast, He sat around the table telling stories of the past, Of a war that he had fought in, and the deeds that he had done, Of his exploits with […]
for use in times of national disunity The Lord be with you and also with you Lift up your hearts We lift them to the Lord Let us give thanks to the Lord our God It is right to give thanks and praise Almighty God and Ever-lasting Father We come together in this holy sanctuary […]
Time allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes Please show your workings. Mathematics 1. Three people live in a house. All of those people are over the age of 14. Please explain, with the aid of diagrams, why only one of those people can take the rubbish out. 2. Josh has started an apprenticeship earning £140 per […]
Introduction God is love, and those who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4 The minister welcomes the couple and their family and friends, using these or similar words: [N] and [N], you stand in the presence of God having contracted a legal marriage earlier, to dedicate to […]
We have not ordained you to be a caring person; you are already called to that; We have not ordained you to serve the Church in committees, planning activities, and organisation; that is already implied in your membership; We have not ordained you to become involved in issues of justice and peace, in the struggle, […]
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