The Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, more commonly known as Portsmouth Cathedral, is a distinctly spiritual space which has served the people of Portsmouth for centuries. The Cathedral is also regularly used as a venue for a range of musical events, and is a key sight for visitors to Old Portsmouth.
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.
Mondays: 7:45am — 6:45pm
Tuesdays: 7:45am — 6:45pm
Wednesdays: 7:45am — 6:45pm
Thursdays: 7:45am — 6:45pm
Fridays: 7:45am — 6:45pm
Saturdays: 7:45am — 6:45pm
Sunday: 7:45am — 6:45pm
Cathedral Office, St. Thomas’s Street
Old Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2HA
Phone: 023 9282 3300