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Portsmouth Cathedral

High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
+44 23 9282 3300
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Rainy day in Portsmouth, what to do. Go visit the Cathedral. Its well worth a visit, I'm not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely building inside and out

On a recent visit to Portsmouth we visited the Cathedral which is a beautiful building. There was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan H
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, a geographical area including south-east Hampshire, Portsea Island and the Isle of Wight. 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. ☩
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High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
+44 23 9282 3300

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainy day in Portsmouth, what to do. Go visit the Cathedral. Its well worth a visit, I'm not religious but even I can appreciate the architecture and the detail that has gone into this building. Go see for yourselves and visit the Hotwells Studio just...More

Thank DeepBlueJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Portsmouth we visited the Cathedral which is a beautiful building. There was an exhibition on displaying original paintings with an option to purchase prints of the original. Some lovely paintings to view. Someone was playing the organ which sounded fantastic....More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very modern interior in this large Cathedral. Didn't really feel any atmosphere compared to others for example, Canterbury. Very bright interior with an impressive organ !

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral was damaged in the war and has been extensively rebuilt and the stained glass replaced with replicas. They have done a wonderful job. From the outside it does not appear very big but inside it is open and very light, unlike so many...More

Thank MeridianManchester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not very big and nothing much to see in there. If you have free time in Portsmouth have a look. It's pretty small and has no great features that stand out above any ordinary church.

Thank Colm54321
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A really lovely Cathedral, with a really lovely choir, they were singing when we were there, its very well looked after and has a really lovely feeling about it. The architecture inside the church is amazing. Nice place to just sit and reflect.

Thank JaxB123
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Anglican Cathedral of St Thomas of Canterbury is a building full of interest. It has a powerful spiritual atmosphere as a building where people have prayed and joined together in worshipping God. It consists of a variety of different spaces. There is the chapel...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Free parking outside. Excellent guides. Interesting building with many different styles contained therein.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 19 June 2017

There is nothing to add further to the previous visitors' comments about this unique place of worship in the big maritime city of Portsmouth, apart from the fact that we arrived there on a special memorial day to commemorate the sad loss of a naval...More

Thank BONDIN16
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Portsmouth Cathedral is unusual in that although part of its building dates back to late medieval times it hasn't been a cathedral since 1929. The reason for this is that the first building on this site was a chapel dedicated to the martyrdom of St....More

Thank futtock21
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1 May 2017|
Response from John B | Property representative |
Hi, there is no coffee shop or restaurant in the Cathedral, but there are great cafes (Manna is one), pubs (The Dolphin is directly across the High Street) and other nice places to eat or have a cup near by. The Cathedral... More