News Stories

  • New CofE Head of Education Policy worships at the cathedral

    Sarah Shreeve has been active worshipper at our cathedral for many years and has been part of the teams that lead Pompey Sundays on a Sunday morning and the monthly evening Taizé services, and is now about to start work as the new Head of Education Policy for the Church of England. Read more

  • Celebrating 150 years of Christ Church Portsdown

    Christ Church Portsdown is celebrating 150 years of its current church building with a series of events, including a service led by Bishop Jonathan in September. There’s also going to be an open day on Saturday 13 July, with activities for families and a timeline showing key moments in the church’s history Read more

  • Beautiful cascade of knitted flowers at St Peter’s

    Titchfield Yarn Bombers have created a beautiful cascade of flowers pouring down the tower at the west door of St Peter’s Church, Titchfield. Read more

  • Six new priests ordained in special service

    Bishop Jonathan ordained six new priests in a special service in our cathedral. The six, who had previously been ordained as deacons last year, were anointed with oil to symbolise their new role. And priests from across our diocese and beyond joined the bishop in laying hands on them. Read more

  • Five-year-old has feet washed during ordination service

    Bishop Jonathan ordained 18 new deacons and six new priests at two service in our cathedral. All of the deacons had their feet washed, to symbolise their new role as servants of others. Bishop Jonathan also washed the feet of five-year-old Lucas Ashworth, alongside his newly-ordained mum Emily. Read more

  • Refugee Week 2024 launched at our cathedral

    Our cathedral hosted the local launch of Refugee Week 2024, with an evening of colour, food and music. The event included performances by those who had sought refuge and asylum in this country, and celebrated the contributions they make to our life and culture. Read more

  • D-Day Memorial dedicated in Gosport

    Bishop Jonathan dedicated a new D-Day Memorial in Gosport, on the day we marked 80 years since the start of the Normandy invasion. Among those present was a 98-year-old D-Day veteran, George Carpenter, who broke the ground to mark the start of the creation of the memorial Read more

  • Portsmouth hosts national D-Day anniversary event

    Our city hosted the UK’s national commemorative event to mark 80 years since D-Day – the pivotal moment in the Second World War. A 90-minute presentation from D-Day veterans, military musicians and city schoolchildren was watched by royalty, politicians, dignitaries and thousands of city residents. Among those involved were members of our churches and schools Read more

  • Grants enable work to take place at Idsworth

    Grants totally £18,500 have been made to allow conservation and repair work to take place at St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth – the ‘church in a field’ that has become a popular South Downs tourist destination Read more

  • New priest appointed for Titchfield

    Bishop Jonathan has appointed the Rev Penny Thatcher to be the new associate priest in Titchfield. She’s currently a curate in Chandlers Ford, and will arrive with some expertise in the area of caring for older people. Join her for her licensing service on June 6. Read more

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