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).

Kennington – The Good Shepherd

A simple prefabricated structure, with one or two furnishings of note.  In 1958 Fr Crozier acquired the site of... Read More

Kingsclere – St Peter and St Paul

The church occupies a former village hall. It is designed in the Queen Anne style much favoured in the late 1880s. Its... Read More

Lambourne – Our Lady of Lourdes

A prefabricated pre-war hall-church in an unusual setting amidst allotments. The church was apparently shipped in... Read More

Liphook – Immaculate Conception

A fairly late Gothic church by Scoles & Raymond, here using Decorated and Perpendicular detailing. The design,... Read More

Liss – St Agnes

A small prefabricated wooden building of 1966. Until the death of Mrs Eleanor Jackson in 1960, Sunday Mass was held at... Read More

Lymington – Our Lady of Mercy and St Joseph

The church is a modest example of J. A. Hansom’s work, built under the patronage of the Weld family. It retains much... Read More

Lyndhurst – Our Lady of the Assumption and St Edward the Confessor

A compact Victorian Gothic church by a prominent church architect (although not one known as a designer of Catholic... Read More

Maidenhead – St Elizabeth

A modest building, erected to accommodate the needs of Catholics in the area north of Maidenhead. It is an effective,... Read More

Maidenhead – St Joseph

Leonard Stokes’s original design for St Joseph’s, which involved a crossing tower and larger transepts, was never... Read More

Milford – St Francis of Assisi

A church of some local historic interest for its original function as the Village Institute, adapted for Catholic use... Read More

Netley Abbey – The Annunciation

A modest, economical structure originally intended as a hall. The Catholic Mission at Netley is associated with the... Read More

New Milton – Our Lady of Lourdes

An interesting late Gothic Revival church, drawing upon regional traditions in the design and materials. The architect... Read More

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