Portsmouth Cathedral

Old Portsmouth

Portsmouth Cathedral is, first and foremost, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, a geographical area including south-east Hampshire, Portsea Island and the Isle of Wight. It is the base of the Bishop of Portsmouth, and the focal point for many diocese-wide services and events.

It is also a centre of Worship and Mission, Worship and prayer, formal and informal, are offered to God here every day of the year.

It is, further, the Parish Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, serving all those who live in its geographical parish rather like any other parish church.

For centuries the Cathedral has watched, listened and helped the people of Portsmouth navigate the passage of time. It has witnessed wars and peace, famous marriages, been bombed and rebuilt. Now there stands a building of greatness and of simple enduring beauty.

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