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).

Guernsey (St Sampson) – Our Lady Star of the Sea

A simple but attractive and well-built late nineteenth century Gothic church. Together with the former school, its... Read More

Hartley Wintney – St Thomas More

A plain, hall-type church of 1962, later enlarged.The church was built in 1962 to the design of J .M. Raymond. It... Read More

Havant – St Joseph

A competent and relatively unaltered essay in fourteenth century Gothic, by the architect of Portsmouth Cathedral. It... Read More

Havant – St Thomas of Canterbury and St Thomas More

A plain post-war design, lent some richness by stained glass. Mass was not said regularly at Emsworth until 1950,... Read More

Hayling Island – St Patrick

An interesting design by W. C. Mangan, working with his elder brother James Henry. As with his earlier church at... Read More

Hedge End – St Brigid

A small modern church with an interior of devotional character.Mass was first said in West End in the village hall.... Read More

Hook – Sacred Heart

A simple post-war brick design in round-arched style.The church is built on ground bequeathed by the Misses Virginie... Read More

Horndean – St Edmund

A small post-war church, built as a parish hall in a pleasing round-arched style, with a later addition at the west... Read More

Isle of Wight (Bembridge) – St Michael

One of three post-war churches in the diocese designed by C. Sheppard of Ryde, a modest design given external interest... Read More

Isle of Wight (Cowes) – St Thomas of Canterbury

A late-eighteenth century church and attached presbytery, built by the Rev Thomas Gabb and paid for by Elizabeth... Read More

Isle of Wight (East Cowes) – St David

One of three post-war churches in the diocese by C.A.F. Sheppard of Ryde. A pleasant building but not of particular... Read More

Isle of Wight (Newport) – St Thomas of Canterbury

A fine example of a Georgian church with a complete galleried interior, largely unaltered in the Victorian period, and... Read More

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