Going to Church in Gosport 1851 at St Thomas’

Going to Church in Gosport 1851 at St Thomas’


St. Thomas’ Church , Elson Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4EZ

This illustrated talk by Neil Spurgeon is centred around the unique Religious Census of England held in 1851. It can be enjoyed within the appropriate setting of a local church.

Find out about why the census happened, what the findings for Gosport tell us about religious practice in the time and, importantly why so many churches were built in and around the town at that precise period in history, the year of the Great Exhibition. This should be of value to those with a historical, population or general interest in Gosport or the local area. Population figures for the county and nationally will be explored and church architecture and history discussed.

Duration approx 60 mins.


Monday 16 September: 1100


The venue is on E1 bus route.




Unfortunately, this event does not feature on Gosport’s printed programme, but it WILL be at St Thomas’ Church on 16th Sept at 1100 as well as at Holy Trinity Church on 14th Sept at 1100 (the latter being in the local printed programme.)


Neil Spurgeon & St Thomas’ Church

MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

On the corner of Elson Road and Elson Lane, opposite Frater Lane.

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport Click here



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