St Mary the Virgin, Rowner Parish

Communication update regarding COVID-19

25th March 2020


The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close

We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.

Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.

Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.

The vicar/churchwardens of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning:

Karen Mitchell (Area Dean) 07834 322943

Cathy Juniper (Churchwarden) 01329 313408 

Richard Evans (Churchwarden) 07766 903377


“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” 

To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.

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Updated Monday 6th April 2020
  • The C of E have taken the difficult decision to close our place of worship. You can join in with online worship following our links on the Rowner website 'Daily Prayer' page, or follow us on Facebook to get daily alerts @Rownerchurch.
  • Pastoral Care If you need the assistance of a priest, please contact the Area Dean Karen Mitchell on 07834 322943 
  • Mother Margaret Hay is self isolating, you can reach her on 07812378436. Or Sam Walters-Parish Administrator who is working from home and contactable via email
  • Gift Aid donation: We need donations more than ever to help with the running costs of the church. As we solely rely on parish giving to be bale to manage operating the church and holding services. Help us with the running costs of the church. You can make a payment to our bank account directly, or pop a cheque in the post to our address: St Mary the Virgin, 174 Rowner Lane PO13 9SU
  • All groups, regular services and private hire have been stopped until further notice.
  • Funerals will need to be booked through your funeral director, please contact them to book a priest for your service-thank you.
  • If you would like any guidance on where to find resources for prayer, please look at out 'daily prayer' page here, or check out out facebook page: @Rownerchurch.








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          Church of St Mary the Virgin, Rowner Lane, Gosport, Hampshire. PO13 9SU 
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          St Mary the Virgin Parochial Church Council is a Charity registered in England No. 1134344