The Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral

General Information

The Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral were established over twenty years ago to develop further links between the parishes of the Portsmouth diocese and the Cathedral.

It is now an active organisation with a growing membership and committed fully to:

  • Supporting, financially and otherwise, the maintenance and development of the Cathedral.

  • The Cathedral's ministry and mission

  • Encouraging links between all who share an interest in or who support the Cathedral, whether within or outside the Diocese.


Projects supported by the Friends

The Friends have also contributed greatly to the fabric and work of the Cathedral and recent donations have included:

  • Altar Vestments

  • the doors of the West Great Organ Case

  • new Choir Stalls and robes for the choristers

  • bike racks

  • a new donations box

  • the altar frontal chest

  • Cathedral noticeboards

  • a cloister kitchenette

The Friends also actively support School Workshops held in the Cathedral.


Upcoming Friends Events

The date for the next Friends Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 29th September at 12.30pm after morning Eucharist as part of the Patronal Festival.  

Mid-October A visit to a local place of interest - to be confirmed. Details of other events for 2019 and 2020 will be sent out with future Newsletters.

Christmas Cards It is hoped that there will be a Friends’ Christmas Card again this year. This will be on sale from the Cathedral Shop in due course.


Membership of the Friends

Membership of the Friends is open to all who wish to support the Cathedral by their prayers or their interest in its life and ministry, and we should be delighted to welcome you!  

Friends are invited to the Annual General Meeting. They receive each summer a copy of the Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral Yearbook which contains articles about the life of the Cathedral as well as reports on the work and activities of the Friends’ Council.

There is also a Spring and a Christmas newsletter which aims to publicise events for the following year.

For membership details and an application form, please contact us using the form below:

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