Diocese of Portsmouth

St. Thomas the Apostle, PO12 4EZ

St. Thomas the Apostle, Elson: St Thomas
Elson Gosport, PO12 4EZ

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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  • Morning Prayer

    Every 2nd , 4th and 5th Sunday at 8:15 a.m. for 30 minutes

    Common worship

  • Mass

    A simple said celebration of the Eucharist with a short homily.

    Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 8:15 a.m. for 35 minutes

    Common worship

  • Parish Mass

    Full on family friendly mass with Hymns, and the best cup of coffee in the diocese afterwards! This is where the people of Elson gather to joyously proclaim the Lord in word and sacrament!
    Please note the last Sunday of February, April, June, August, October, December 2017 there is a joint service held at Saint Matthews, Bridgemary, Wych Lane, PO13 0NL.

    Every Sunday at 11 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Family friendly, Common worship, Coffee, Incense




  • Mass

    A simple said celebration of the Eucharist. The first Wednesday of each month is a healing mass with laying on of hands and anointing.

    Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for 30 minutes


  • Mass

    a simple said celebration of the Eucharist followed by CAMEO lunch, all are welcome to attend.

    Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. for 30 minutes

    Family friendly, Coffee


    CAMEO, Come And Meet Each Other, 12.30pm. Come along for coffee, light lunch, cake and conversation.

    Every Thursday at 1 p.m. for 90 minutes

    Term time only

    Family friendly, Coffee