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

Visit to Salisbury - Wednesday 25th April

Our spring visit will be to Salisbury for Mompesson House and the Cathedral. There will also be an opportunity to visit the centre of Salisbury for sightseeing and shopping. This visit is being arranged in conjunction with The Friends of Old Portsmouth Association (FOOPA).

Further details and booking form here

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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