Visitor Info

Portsmouth Cathedral

The Cathedral is open from 7.45am until 6.45pm every day (8.30am until 5.30pm Saturdays).

Portsmouth Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Sea, is a distinctively spiritual and prayerful space into which everyone is welcome to come; a Christian community committed to promoting social justice, equality and compassion. For centuries it 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 and remains a building of greatness and simple enduring beauty.

It is also a vibrant and lively community which has a positive impact on the lives of people in its own parish, the City and the Diocese of Portsmouth. You can find out more about what goes on here by visiting our events of blog page and about our plans by looking at our Development Plan.


Worship is at the core of all we do and we have a regular pattern and rhythm of prayer and worship. You can download a copy of our latest service and music list here.


Our team of friendly and knowledgable guides are on duty most days and would be delighted to talk to and show you the peculiar history of Portsmouth Cathedral.

Group guided tours and tea can be booked by contacting the Cathedral Office.

Cathedral Shop

The Cathedral shop sells a wide range of souvenirs, gifts and books including an official Portsmouth Cathedral guide book. For more info, click here.


The Cathedral is located in the High Street Old Portsmouth. For direction and contact details, please click here.

Opening Times

Monday – Friday
8.30am to end of Evensong

9.30am to end of Evening Service

7.45am to end of Evensong

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