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Welcome to Portsmouth Cathedral

Transformative worship, challenging discipleship, generous hospitality and prayerful engagement. That is what we are all about at Portsmouth Cathedral.

For centuries this building, the Cathedral of the Sea, has watched, listened and helped the people of Portsmouth navigate the passage of time. It has witnessed war and peace, famous marriages, been bombed and rebuilt and remains a building of greatness and simple enduring beauty. More than this it is a vibrant and lively community set at the heart of the city and diocese of Portsmouth, responding to the call of God to meet people’s needs and equipping the whole diocese to share the love of God in Jesus Christ.

Of course a website can only give you a flavour of what we are about and we very much look forward to welcoming you here so that you can experience our generous hospitality for yourselves.



Cathedral Activities

Please take a moment to have a look at the wide range of activities happening at the Cathedral. Check out listings below for upcoming events, listen to one of our recent sermons, get up to date with our latest news or get involved yourself. Links to all below.

Upcoming Events View Calendar

Latest News from our blog



Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral The 2015 Yearbook including articles on the Cathedral’s environmental stewardship, archives, […]

31st July 2015

The Portsmouth Christian Aid Group Chair Vacancy

If you are interested in this role please contact the local Christian Aid office who […]

31st July 2015
Cantate - Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano

Portsmouth Cathedral Choir wins prize for renaissance music at Florence festival

The Portsmouth Cathedral Youth Choir, Cantate, won a special prize for the “Best Renaissance Motet” […]

31st July 2015

Get involved

The success of our Cathedral depends on participation from people like you. Get involved in our community activities - it will change your life.