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The Very Reverend Canon David Hopgood, Cathedral Dean

Through this website we hope to be in touch with a far larger number of people than ever before, and to provide an insight into this centre of Christian worship in Portsmouth.

We hope too that this website will provide a complete introduction to all that can be seen at the Cathedral.

The Cathedral has stood on this site since 1882 and is situated close to the City centre and the home of the Royal Navy.

Also on this site is the Cathedral Discovery Centre which offers a large range of books and religious items as well as refreshments and hospitality to all our visitors.

Enjoy your visit. Use the website to the full. Come one day and see for yourself and, if you do, please sign our Visitors book.

Canon David Hopgood, Dean of the Cathedral

New this Academic Term

'New this academic term, a page for students has been added to our Parish Website. We hope this page will promote links for students between the University and the parish.

Jordan James, the Catholic chaplain in the university's ecumenical chaplaincy team is also a parishioner at St John's. By publicising events both in the parish and the university on this page, she hopes that students will find their pastoral needs met in both contexts. Encounter, exchange and fellowship in faith are key experiences to be promoted and explored through this new web page. more »»