The Saint John’s community is made up of all sorts of people from all sorts of different backgrounds.  Young and old, men and women, people who’ve been going to Church all their lives and people who’ve only just dipped their toe in the water.  So, whoever you are and wherever you’ve been, you’re welcome at Saint John’s!

Here are some of the people you’ll meet:

Mother Carrie Thompson

Elvis & MCMother Carrie is the Vicar (Parish Priest).  She’s usually available in the Parish every day except Mondays.

Hailing originally from South London, Mother Carrie moved to Gosport in 2008.  She enjoys horse riding, cycling, cutting things down in the garden and accosting people who look like Elvis.  She shares the Vicarage with her two cats, Mary and Martha, and an assortment of reptiles.

She is happy to carry out home blessings and home Communion, visit the sick and housebound, hear Confessions, or just meet up for a chat.

You can send her an email here, or give her a ring on 02392 503 140.

The Churchwardens and Dog Warden

IMG_0083Paul and Donna are our Churchwardens.  They are elected by the people of the Parish to support the clergy and help with the running of the Church.  Amongst other things, they are responsible for ensuring good order during public worship – so if you want to start a riot during Mass, you’ll have them to deal with!

Fi is our dog warden.  It’s her job to make sure that the dogs who come to Mass have a good time, and are provided with treats after the service.


IMG_0084IMG_0074Honorary Churchwardens

Sian and Eleanor are our Honorary Churchwardens.  They are elected by the children and young people of the Parish.  They work with the Churchwardens to make sure that everything is running smoothly.



John is our Treasurer.  He’s elected by the people of the Parish each year to keep our finances in good order.  Occasionally he even lets us spend some money.  John is the person to talk to if you would like to make a donation to the Church or take part in our planned giving schemes.


10511219_10152167243606404_874045872753096659_nDirector of Music

Jonathan  is our Director of Music, who is ably assisted in  his duties by his young son Thomas.  Jonathan co-ordinates a happy band of organists and singers, and would love to hear from you if you’d like to join them.


IMG_0220Church Cat

Sarah is our church cat.  Her hobbies include sleeping, eating, knocking things over and occasionally scratching the Treasurer.