You are welcome here

We are a church for the communities of Rowner, Bridgemary and Elson.

If you need help or support during this time, please use the contact form at the bottom to get in touch. If you would like to join us on Sundays during lockdown please scroll down to see our YouTube channel details.

Welcome to the Parish of Rowner, Bridgemary and Elson! We are based in Gosport on the south Hampshire coast.

RBE Parish is based in three church buildings – St Mary’s in Rowner, St Matthew’s in Bridgemary and St Thomas’ in Elson – from which we serve our communities in Jesus’ name. The three parishes were merged in early 2020 and RBE created as a new parish. This marks an exciting new chapter for the mission and ministry of our churches. You are welcome to join in!

We have a mixture of church traditions in RBE Parish and you will experience different ways of gathering to worship God together. But we all share a common heart: to love and serve our communities in Jesus’ name and see the difference the message of God’s love in Christ makes.

Since becoming a single parish, we have been linked with neighbouring Crofton Parish, which acts as the ‘Resourcing Church’ for the new chapter in our story. 

Now is a great time to get involved with RBE Parish, as we enter a new season as one parish with one aim: to share the life-changing love of God in Christ.

Sunday Services

St Mary's Rowner at 10 am
St Thomas' Elson at 11 am

Join us on Sunday mornings for worship and prayer.

Acts of Kindness (AOK) Fareham and Gosport

Mondays to Fridays

Based at our new home, St Matthew's Church, Wych Lane, Bridgemary.
Contact AOK for details, or see their Facebook page.


St Mary's Rowner
St Matthew's Bridgemary
St Thomas' Elson

RBE Gosport is a new and exciting way for the Church of England to serve the communities of north and west Gosport. We can't wait to meet you.


You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.

Matthew chapter 5, verse 14. The Bible.

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174 Rowner Lane, Gosport, PO13 9SU

02392 528111

02392 528111

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