Diocese of Portsmouth

S. John the Evangelist, Forton, PO12 4TQ

S. John the Evangelist, Forton, Forton: St John the Evangelist
Forton Road Gosport, PO12 4TQ

The Church at the heart of the community

Saint John's is the Parish Church of Forton in Gosport.   You'll find the Church on Forton Road near the Crossways, just opposite Madeline's pub (now a Tesco Express!) and near the Criterion bingo hall.

We are in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England, so our worship is rich in colour, movement and of course "bells and smells."  But if you think that makes us stuffy or conservative, think again!  We aim to be a Church open to everyone, at the heart of our local community.  So, whoever you are - whatever your age, ability, background, sexuality or outlook on life - you are welcome here. 

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  • Parish Mass

    Come and join us for our main act of worship on a Sunday morning - a sung Mass with hymns, sermon and incense. Children of all ages (and noise levels!) are welcome - they are free to wander about, explore and join in as they please.
    Dogs welcome too.

    Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 75 minutes

    Family friendly, Common worship, Coffee, Incense, Allages, Church




  • Open Church

    The Church is open (the clue's in the title!) for everyone. Come and pray, light a candle, explore, be still, chat, eat, drink coffee or do whatever you want to do.

    Every 1st Wednesday at 7 p.m. for 120 minutes

    Family friendly, Coffee, Allages, Church, Hall, Freshexpression, Nightprayer, Communityevent




  • Said Mass

    A short, quiet act of worship in the St Francis Chapel.

    Every Saturday at 10 a.m. for 25 minutes

    Family friendly, Common worship, Allages, Church, Chapel

  • Stations of the Cross

    Walk with Jesus the Way of the Cross
    through actions, words and prayer.
    A short, informal service where everyone can join in.

    Every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for 20 minutes

    Family friendly