Portsmouth

The Diocese of Portsmouth was founded in 1882, taking areas that were formerly part of the Diocese of Southwark. It encompasses the counties of Hampshire, Berkshire (south of the Thames), Oxfordshire (south of the Thames), Dorset (the Bournemouth area), the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. The cathedral is in Portsmouth and is dedicated to St John the Evangelist. 116 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2007).

East Ilsley – St Patrick

A converted farm building of attractive rural simplicity, making a positive contribution to the local scene. The... Read More

Eastleigh – Holy Cross

A relatively modest building by A. J. C. Scoles. Finance was evidently tight and the east end was never completed,... Read More

Fareham – Sacred Heart

A small and well-detailed essay in fourteenth century Gothic, along Puginian lines. Its architect, John Crawley is not... Read More

Faringdon – Blessed Hugh Faringdon

An attractive early-mid nineteenth century chapel, built for Nonconformist use, unarchaeologically Gothic with some... Read More

Fleet – Our Lady

A polygonal 1960s church by the Lanner firm, with an interesting internal volume. A small church was opened in 1908,... Read More

Fordingbridge – SS Mary and Philip

Built in the 1870s to serve a community of Servite friars, and originally intended as dormitory accommodation. The... Read More

Gosport – St Columba

A modest 1950s church, intended as a hall.  St Columba was intended as church hall but was opened for worship in... Read More

Gosport – St Joseph

A former school building of 1920, converted to a church in 1970. The school building does not appear to have been of... Read More

Gosport – St Mary

Occupying the site of an eighteenth century Catholic chapel, the church was built in two phases, at the middle and the... Read More

Grayshott – St Joseph

A small and relatively unaltered Perpendicular Gothic design by F.A. Walters, a prolific Catholic architect of the... Read More

Guernsey (St Peter Port) – Notre Dame du Rosaire

Post-War church with a distinctive roofline, tower and spire and some good furnishings, occupying a prominent and... Read More

Guernsey (St Peter Port) – St Joseph and St Mary

One of Guernsey’s most architecturally and historically important churches, and the only church in the Channel... Read More

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