Peninsular House, Portsmouth

Directions to offices

Our diocesan offices are situated next to the cross-channel ferry port, just off the M275 motorway into Portsmouth. Diocesan staff moved into this modern, open-plan office in August 2006.

The full address is:
Diocese of Portsmouth,
First Floor, Peninsular House,
Wharf Road,
Portsmouth PO2 8HB
T: 023 9289 9650

The office is open from 9 am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am-3pm on Fridays.

To get there by road

From the north, west or east:
Drive along the M27 and/or A27 towards Portsmouth. Turn south when indicated, along the M275 towards the centre of Portsmouth. Exit at the first junction (signposted North End and Ferries), and turn right at the roundabout under the motorway. Take the left-hand lane (indicated on the road by ‘ferry’), and turn left at the traffic lights and left again into our car park.

From the south:
Make your way to the centre of Portsmouth, at the top of Commercial Road. Take the M275 heading north. Keep in the left-hand lane, and exit at the first junction (signposted Ferries). Turn left at the roundabout. Take the left-hand lane, and turn left at the traffic lights and left again into our car park.

To get there by rail

The nearest station is Portsmouth Fratton, which is a mile or so from the office. Exit the station to the north, walk along Selbourne Terrace, and turn right into Fratton Road. Follow Fratton Road north, past a large church (St Mary’s) on the right, through two sets of traffic lights, and a URC church on the right, before you meet Kingston Crescent at another set of traffic lights. Turn left and walk along Kingston Crescent to the roundabout underneath the M275. Walk under the subway and you will emerge next to Peninsular House.

Park and Ride

If you’re planning to drive to our offices, why not save yourself the hassle of parking and use the city’s Park and Ride service? It’s located just off the M275 at Tipner and the bus stops just outside our offices. Click here for more details.


There are limited parking spaces at Peninsular House as the car park is shared with several other users. Please park in a space marked ‘D’ - there are 11 spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If no parking is available alternative parking can be found nearby in the Ferry Port car park – continue down Wharf Road (stay in the left lane) towards the ferry port car entrance and the car park will be straight ahead. The car park costs £3 for up to 2 hours, £6 for 2 to 4 hours and £9 for 4 to 8 hours (pay at the machine before exiting).

There is also free parking in Stanley Road (and subsequent roads) to the left off Twyford Avenue. At the Rudmore Roundabout take the 1st exit (coming into the city) or the 3rd exit (coming from Portsmouth) on to Twyford Avenue. The office is about a 5 to 10 minute walk and can be accessed through the subway underneath the Roundabout.

Access to the Diocesan Office

Please press the intercom button for the first floor reception and they will buzz you into the building.