Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, which covers south-east Hampshire, Portsea Island and the Isle of Wight. The focal point for many diocese-wide services and events, we host many diocesan events from confirmation services to the ordinations of new ministers. Worship in a variety of different styles is available throughout the year, from daily Holy Communion, to our informal family service #PompeySundays. We warmly welcome all through our doors, as a beacon and safe haven anchored in Jesus Christ. We are also the Parish Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, serving all who live in our geographical parish rather like any other smaller parish church.

Since humble beginnings in 1180, we have for centuries the Cathedral watched, listened and helped the people of Portsmouth navigate the passage of time. We have witnessed wars and peace, famous marriages, been bombed and rebuilt. The Cathedral reflects the constantly changing, growing and unfolding of the Christian faith, displaying a harmony of three distinct architectural styles which provide a source of light, warmth and space.

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Cathedral House
St Thomas's Street
Old Portsmouth


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Morning Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at for 30 mins
Portsmouth Cathedral
Portsmouth Cathedral, St Thomas's Street Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH, United Kingdom

A service of readings and prayer led by the Portsmouth Cathedral Ministry Team in the Cathedral.

Please see our service list for changes to patterns of service, including special services and school half term and holidays.


The Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Portsmouth is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Safeguarding Lead. The Diocese of Portsmouth’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises us. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the Safeguarding Lead or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor . If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Safeguarding at Portsmouth Cathedral