Who We Are

Tim Watson


Rev Tim Watson is the Church of England’s Leesland Pioneer Minister and the vicar who leads Leesland Neighbourhood Church.

Tim is married to Clare and they have two amazing daughters.

Tim loves writing, reading, movies, travel, live gigs and art galleries.

He is passionate about community engagement and loves to see communities coming together to share life.

Sue Smith


Sue is our licensed lay reader



My name is Kate and I have lived in Gosport for 5years with my husband and three children aged 10-14yrs. I am on the leadership team of LNC as I believe in the unity of community’s working together. My strengths lie in networking and volunteering. I work part time in an office for a charity, and volunteer in my local charity shop. I am passionate about Mental Health & Wellbeing and I am currently being trained as a MH champion in my workplace. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening and craft. I am dedicated to fostering older rescue dogs and providing them end of life care. I believe in my faith that there is no greater love than ‘love thy neighbour’.  

Clare Watson


Clare is

Sam Pollard


 Married for over 30 years with three adopted children, Sam has lived most of her life in Gosport. Her interests are local Gosport interest groups, reading/films and walks with the dog and family.

Having worked in many different work environments, she currently works part time as a Learning Support Assistant at a nearby school; enjoying this role the most.

Born into a naval Christian family Sam has loved being part of church life helping/leading youth clubs, coffee mornings, Parents and Toddlers and outreach ministries.

Presently she loves being able to just walk to and support a local church in her neighbourhood.