Feel free to wear your “normal” clothes. We want you to feel comfortable and don’t expect you to wear your best suits and dress. However, please bear in mind that you are expected to show reverence to God when in church and your attire should reflect this.
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It is our joy to welcome you to the Catholic parish of Gosport, a place where people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life gather in God’s name. We strive to build a Christian community through the celebration of the sacraments and providing opportunities that promote the community spirit. We would love for you to not only join this church and parish family, but to also join us in transforming our world. We look forward to praying, serving, and walking with you!
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Your questions answered
frequently asked questions
Is there a dress code for attending Mass?
Is the church open for private prayer?
The church will usually be open. You are always welcome to come in and spend time with the Lord in private prayer.
How can I have my baby baptised or get married in the church?
We have a whole section on the sacraments giving you all the information you need to know about baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, marriage, anointing of the sick, RCIA, funerals. etc.
How can I get more involved in the parish?
There are many opportunities for getting involved. We have many different parish groups to help you meet other parishioners and have fun at the same time. Or why not share your time and talents by considering one of the ministries you can take on such as altar serving, being a Eucharistic minister or being part of our music group? Contact the parish office to find out more.
Is there a mailing list that I can join?
You can sign up to our mailing list by filling in the form at the bottom of every page of the website. You can also download our newsletters on the website.
How do I get a certificate of Catholic practice?
Contact the parish office to request a certificate of Catholic practice. For Fr Matthew to issue one, he will need to be confident that you are a regular church goer.
How can I find out more about the Catholic Church?
I want to speak to a priest. How?
Fr Matthew is always happy to speak to parishioners. Call the parish office to make an appointment. Please note that under 18s will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.