The Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral
President The Right Reverend Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth
Chairman of the Friends Captain Andrew Slater (Royal Navy)
The Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral were established some twenty years ago to develop links between the parishes of the Portsmouth diocese and the Cathedral. It is now an active organisation with a growing membership and committed fully to:
Supporting, financially and otherwise, the maintenance and development of the Cathedral, and its ministry and mission
Encouraging links between all who share an interest in or who support the Cathedral, whether within or outside the Diocese
Membership of the Friends
Membership of the Friends is open to all who wish to support the Cathedral by their prayers or their interest in its life and ministry, and we should be delighted to welcome you. For membership details and an application form, please see below.
Friends are invited to the Annual General Meeting and Festal Evensong. They receive each summer a copy of the Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral Yearbook which contains articles about the life of the Cathedral as well as reports on the work and activities of the Friends’ Council. There is also a Christmas newsletter which aims to publicise events for the following year.
If you would like to know more of the Friends’ work or membership then please contact the General Secretary or Membership Secretary email@example.com or 023 9289 2963.
The 2012 Yearbook has been sent to members. Additional copies of the Yearbook are available through the Cathedral Shop price £2.50
Projects supported by the Friends
The Friends have also contributed greatly to the fabric and work of the Cathedral and recent donations have included a Altar Vestments, the doors of the West Great Organ Case, new Choir Stalls and robes for the choristers, bike racks a new donations box, altar frontal chest and noticeboards. The Friends also support regularly Children’s Workshops held in the Cathedral.
AGM Sunday 15 September
In 2012 the Friends paid for tables for use during Schools Worshops and the refurbishment and replacement of notice boards in the Cloister.
Altar Frontal Chest
designed and made by Stephen Lamont
designed by Jane Lemon
made by the Sarum Group
The Organ Doors
the late Patrick Caulfield RA
designed by Barber & Osgerby,
crafted by Windmill Furniture
by Luke Hughes
the Friends and Portsmouth City Council
Think about the things
that are true and honourable and right and
pure and beautiful and respected…And the God who gives peace will be