What’s on


Service Times

Sunday 10:00 am – Parish Mass
(our main community service, with hymns and incense, lasting just over an hour)



first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm – Open Church
(church open until 9:00 pm; optional short prayer service at 7:30 pm; shared meal at 7:45 pm)

third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm – Sung Mass 
(a calm, simple Mass, sung to Plainchant, lasting about 30 minutes)


Saturday 10:30 am – Morning Prayer 
(a short, quiet service lasting about 20 minutes)


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Pastoral Reorganisation

There is currently a process of formal consultation regarding proposals to merge some Parishes in Gosport, so we can serve the people of the town better.  

As part of this scheme, it is proposed that St John’s changes its legal status from a Parish Church to a “mission hub” working across the whole town.  This means we would no longer be required by law to have a Sunday service and do weddings, Christenings and funerals – although we might well want to keep doing some or all of those things.

The proposals are now with the Church Commissioners for their final stage of consultation.  You can read the official paperwork on the Church of England website here.



Open Church

On the first Wednesday of every month, the Church is open from 7:00 until 9:00 pm for anyone to come in, light a candle, pray, reflect, drink coffee, chat or just be.  Everyone is welcome – please do drop in!

For more information, please click here.



Good Stuff coming up…

Before anyone invented Google calendars or Facebook events, the Church had its own way of letting everyone know the dates of things: the Epiphany Proclamation.
Find ours here:
Proclamation 2019


 The Official Stuff

Forton Annual Report 2018

Forton Financial Statements 2018