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Address: High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
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+44 23 9282 3300
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07:30 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 20:00
Sat 07:30 - 19:00
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Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of...

Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, a geographical area including south-east Hampshire, Portsea Island and the Isle of Wight.

For centuries this building, the Cathedral of the Sea, has watched, listened and helped the people of Portsmouth navigate the passage of time. It has witnessed war and peace, famous marriages, been bombed and rebuilt and remains a building of greatness and simple enduring beauty. More than this it is a vibrant and lively community set at the heart of the city and diocese of Portsmouth, responding to the call of God to meet people’s needs and equipping the whole diocese to share the love of God in Jesus Christ. ☩

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Simple is Often Best

We liked the simplicity and modern feel of the cathedral and received useful information of its history from one of the volunteer guides. With over 900 years of development the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Stroud, United Kingdom

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We liked the simplicity and modern feel of the cathedral and received useful information of its history from one of the volunteer guides. With over 900 years of development the cathedral was only completed in our post WW two period, but this has been most sympathetically achieved.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Love these recitals which are free and most Thursdays, excellent variety of musicians very high standard. Cathedral bright, spacious, inviting and adds to these recitals, good acoustics and reflective surroundings. Well done to The Cathedral staff

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely bright, calming interior. Welcoming and relaxed feel, beautiful stained glass and plenty of volunteers on hand to answer any questions. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful Advent service in this beautiful atmospheric Cathedral with outstanding choral music to start the Christmas season . Very welcoming guides, friendly worshipers and clearly presented service booklet for everyone to follow . A delightful and reflective service that gave true meaning to this important part of the Christian year . I would recommend this experience to visitors and... More 

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A beautiful building, stained glass windows at the Northern end. I believe the Southern end was damaged during the war. Pretty bell cupola, and some interesting gargoyles/carvings of skulls, on the outer doorways.

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Bedford UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Has a rather modern feel due to the Victorian & recent updates but actually dates back to 11th Century (I think). Very clean & tidy & light unlike many more well know cathedrals.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Make sure you see where the unidentified sailor from the Mary Rose is laid to rest as well the beautiful font.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This amazing place of worship takes your breath away. 800 years of history shown in its architectural design , the cathedral of the sea is well worth a visit . After moving to Portsmouth 2 months agoI have meant to visit Portsmouth Cathedral and I can't believe I didn't go sooner. A lovely volunteer guide by the name of Lesley... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I found the cathedral to be light and airy and a wonderful space to contemplate my faith. The shop staff were very quiet until I spoke to them when we then had a very pleasant conversation. Drinks are available by buying a token from the shop which is a good arrangement I think. Parking is available for a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a very stunning cathedral with bells that sound wonderful. If you like religious architecture then this is one cathedral that you need to visit.

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