Portsmouth

The Diocese of Portsmouth has 116 churches (as of 2007). The cathedral is in Portsmouth and is dedicated to St John the Evangelist. The Diocese of Portsmouth 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.

Ringwood – Sacred Heart and St Therese of Lisieux

The church is of some architectural interest as a functionalist interpretation of a traditional church form, with no... Read More

Romsey – St Joseph

This, the sisters’ chapel of La Sagesse Convent, is at the heart of a large complex of Catholic buildings. It is a... Read More

Ryde – St Mary

A ‘rogue’ Gothic design of great strength and personality. The church is important as an early yet accomplished... Read More

Sacred Heart – St Brelade

Although not adventurous or ground-breaking in its design or layout, this is a solid, pleasingly rugged and... Read More

Samares – St Patrick

Post-war church of limited architectural interest, but containing some furnishings of high quality. During the... Read More

Sandown – St Patrick

Church by W.C. Mangan, unusual in being closely modelled on the important Irish Arts & Crafts chapel at Honan, Cork.... Read More

Seaview – Holy Cross

Holy Cross is a modest 1950s church, not unattractive and with a devotional atmosphere inside. It is not of any... Read More

Shanklin – Sacred Heart

The church is a good example of a small 1950s church building of some character and distinctive design. It is the work... Read More

Southampton – St Patrick

W.C. Mangan’s last church in the diocese, with a moderne Gothic character rather than the basilican style he... Read More

Southampton – Christ the King

A distinctive design and one of the more significant churches of the post-war rebuilding of Southampton. The bell... Read More

Southampton – Holy Family

Liam McCormick was architect for many post-war churches in Ireland; In The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster he... Read More

Southampton – Immaculate Conception

A 1950s brick church of conventional form and in the stripped down Gothic that remained commonplace for church... Read More

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