Gosport’s Seamens Mission (Event from 2019)

Gosport’s Seamens Mission (Event from 2019)

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The Henry Cook Centre, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1ES

Come and help the Henry Cook centre celebrate 150 years since Gosport Seamen’s mission opened in 1869.

Some of the activities you can take part in are:

VICTORIAN PAPER FLOWER FESTIVAL. Based on biblical themes at Henry Cook’s mission

COLOURING sheets of William Morris Victorian wallpaper samples. From Henry Cook’s shop. All materials provided free by the organiser.

Complete the bible verse sheets – using info from flower and wall history display.

Members of public welcome to bring children wearing a torn, ragged scarf for Henry Cooks ragged schoolroom – Victorian handwriting sheet to copy. Also Botany class sheet – plant drawing to colour and label. There will be help available for all activities.

Plus, a Special extra exhibit to honour the D-Day 75 year commemoration.

Enjoy free drinks & nibbles with a good chat.

Allow 60 mins.


Please note that this is an Event from 2019


No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy


Fully accessible venue with private free car park to the rear, in Coates Road. Ramped entry for wheelchairs/buggies from the rear.




People Power – Henry Cook was an inspirational man who encouraged many people from all over Europe to support the Seafarers & Poor practically & financially in Portsmouth, Gosport & France. Between 1853 and his death in 1893, Henry Cook set up the first Ragged Day School and Sunday School for boys in Gosport and started a Boys Industrial Home. He built The Portsmouth and Gosport Seaman’s Mission in South Street, which later incorporated a Ragged School for girls, and set up Coffee & Reading Rooms locally. And much more… Facebook: Henry Cook – Missions, Gosport & Afar.


Debbie South – Waterside Community Church



MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate) 

Near the George & Dragon Pub, next to Gosport Shopping Precinct.

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.