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).

Reading – English Martyrs

Church designed by the Preston-based architect, Wilfrid C. Mangan, who worked extensively in Portsmouth diocese. He was... Read More

Reading – Sacred Heart

Church, originally Anglican, of 1872-5 in an exuberant, High Victorian thirteenth-century style. It is an ambitious,... Read More

Reading – St James

An early work by A. W. N. Pugin, the hugely influential promoter of the Gothic Revival and a recent (1835) convert to... Read More

Reading – St William of York

A Gothic design by A. J. C. Scoles, built to serve the needs of Catholics in the southern and eastern suburbs of... Read More

Reading (Whitley) – Christ the King

This church forms a landmark among the housing developments of Whitley, on the southern outskirts of Reading. The... Read More

Ringwood – Sacred Heart and St Therese of Lisieux

A functionalist interpretation of a traditional church form, with no extraneous ornament. The stripped, elemental... Read More

Romsey – St Joseph

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

Sandhurst – Immaculate Conception

A relatively modest structure in buff brick. The church has a typical layout for its time - a rectangular worship area... 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 favoured... 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 tower... 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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