Portsmouth Cathedral is open from 7:45am ‘til 6:45pm every day (8:30am ‘til 5:30pm Saturdays and 9:00am ‘til 4:00pm (Boxing Day to New Year’s Day).
Portsmouth Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Sea, is a distinctively spiritual and prayerful space into which everyone is welcome to come — a Christian community committed to promoting social justice, equality, and compassion.
For centuries it has watched, listened and helped the people of Portsmouth navigate the passage of time. It has witnessed wars and peace, famous marriages, been bombed and rebuilt and remains a building of greatness and simple enduring beauty.
It is also a vibrant and lively community which has a positive impact on the lives of people in its own parish, the City and the Diocese of Portsmouth. You can find out more about what goes on here by visiting our events or blog page and about our plans by looking at our Development Plan.
Worship is at the core of all we do and we have a regular pattern and rhythm of prayer and worship. We have regular services throughout the year, as well as our traditional Choral Evensong. For service listings and events, visit our events calendar or check our service list.
Our team of friendly and knowledgable guides are on duty most days and would be delighted to talk to and show you the peculiar history of Portsmouth Cathedral.
Group guided tours and tea can be booked by contacting the Cathedral Office.
The Cathedral shop sells a wide range of souvenirs, gifts and books including an official Portsmouth Cathedral guide book. For more info, click here.
The Cathedral is located in the High Street of Old Portsmouth. There is limited parking available on the High St and adjacent streets; there is no dedicated parking lot for Portsmouth Cathedral.
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