About Us


Portsmouth Cathedral is the mother church of The Diocese of Portsmouth and the base for the Bishop of Portsmouth. We host many important diocesan events – confirmation services, ordinations of new ministers and diocesan-wide celebrations.

The Diocese of Portsmouth is one of 41 dioceses in the Church of England. It consists of 172 churches in 139 parishes in south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The diocese covers 408 square kilometres and has a population of 766,000. It has very diverse communities ranging from densely populated city and coastal areas to some very rural places.

The Right Reverend Christopher Foster, is the ninth Bishop of Portsmouth and is a member of the House of Lords.

You can find out more about the Diocese of Portsmouth by visiting the website.

The Diocesan offices are located in:
Peninsular House, Wharf Road, Portsmouth PO2 8HB

Tel: 023 9289 9650

Email: executive.assistant@portsmouth.anglican.org

The Bishop’s Office is located at:
Bishopsgrove, 26 Osborn Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7DQ

Tel: 01329-280247

Email: bishop@portsmouth.anglican.org


The Right Reverend Christopher Foster

Lord Bishop of Portsmouth

The Very Reverend David Brindley

Dean of Portsmouth

The Reverend Canon Dr Jo Spreadbury

Canon Precentor

The Reverend Canon Peter Leonard

Canon Chancellor

The Reverend Canon Nick Ralph

Residentiary Canon

The Reverend Canon Dr Anthony Rustell

Residentiary Canon

The Reverend Dawn Banting

Assistant Curate

Kitty Price

Lay Reader

Dr David Price

Organist & Master of the Choristers

Oliver Hancock


Administration Team

The Reverend Matt Bray

Assistant Curate

Malina Wyzykowska

Head Verger

Sarah Page

Education Officer

John Bolt

Marketing Coordinator

The governance of the Cathedral is regulated by Statute, as required by the Cathedrals Measure 1999. The corporate body of Portsmouth Cathedral is the Chapter, the College of Canons and the Cathedral Council.

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