Who You'll Meet

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Rev Richard England

Team Rector

Rev Samantha Martell

Team Vicar

Rev Jude Greenfield

Team Vicar


You are welcome here

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

RBE North Gosport 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 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.

Parish Mass - St Thomas' Elson

Sundays 10am

Our services are back in person! Join us at St Thomas' Elson for traditional Parish Mass, following church seasons and readings from the Lectionary.

Morning Worship - St Mary's Rowner

Sundays 10am

Our services are back in person! Join us for worship, teaching and prayer. We love involving all ages, and have dedicated space for the children.

Midday Communion - St Matthew's Bridgemary

Wednesdays 12pm

St Matthew's Bridgemary is open for communion and fellowship on Wednesdays.