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Portsmouth Cathedral

High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
+44 23 9282 3300
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Magnificent Building and full of history

Was so pleased to finally get to visit this glorious building. We were greeted by a steward who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet H
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Easter

Interesting GOD's House. A GOD of surprises.. Watch OUT 😇😇😀🌈🌩😘🌞 Yes the Bible is full... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
MatthewTwyman
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, a geographical area including south-east Hampshire, Portsea Island and the Isle of Wight. For centuries this building, the Cathedral of the Sea, has watched, listened and helped the people of Portsmouth navigate the passage of time. It has witnessed war and peace, famous marriages, been bombed and rebuilt and remains a building of greatness and simple enduring beauty. More than this it is a vibrant and lively community set at the heart of the city and diocese of Portsmouth, responding to the call of God to meet people’s needs and equipping the whole diocese to share the love of God in Jesus Christ. ☩
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“modern feel” (3 reviews)
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High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was so pleased to finally get to visit this glorious building. We were greeted by a steward who have us a wealth of information about the Cathedral's history pointing out many features of specific interest. We spent a nice time wandering around absorbing the atmosphere...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Interesting GOD's House. A GOD of surprises.. Watch OUT 😇😇😀🌈🌩😘🌞 Yes the Bible is full of idiots who thought God was not watching them !!! Entertaining when The Holy Spirit moves ..lol. Being a servant of GOD is FUN. Live in The Victory Of Jesus...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

For a big city with a significant history, you might expect the cathedral to be bigger and more imposing from the outside, whereas it actually seems to nestle warmly in with its surroundings. Nice detailing with architectural features on the exterior, and felt warm inside...More

1  Thank MLambert51
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

This cathedral certainly has a history second to none. Wonderful welcome and we were given a tour which gave us some much information about the different sections of the cathedral, a really wonderful place for historians. It was alive, lots going on and certainly the...More

1  Thank jwjoydays
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral is not so easy to find as some ,but it is well worth the effort. My first impression when I got inside was how light, airy and spacious it was and that it had a close connection with the sea. For I...More

2  Thank lonely2014
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

The Portsmouth Cathedral is not to be missed if you are in the area. It is gorgeous. The architecture and art are brilliant. The volunteers are very friendly and helpful. They greet you as soon as you walk in. Wonderful people. It is a great...More

1  Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Attended the centenary service last weekend. Beautiful cathedral. Excellent organisation and good view of proceedings with the large screens. Beautiful building and steeped in history. Would be well worth a visit at a quieter time.

1  Thank Sheila K
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

This Cathedral is a very special place. I visited here as a child with my Grand-Father and still love the special feeling it gives you.

1  Thank Amanda19622015
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Attended Sunday service. VERY Helpful volunteers. Great choir. Building itself is middle of the road from historical perspective. Quite chopped up and sparsely signed.

1  Thank Jim C
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We enjoyed visiting this interesting Cathedral, a very nice lady gave us the history of it over the years.

Thank Valerie E
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JosieEm1367
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Hi, there is no coffee shop or restaurant in the Cathedral, but there are great cafes (Manna is one), pubs (The Dolphin is directly across the High Street) and other nice places to eat or have a cup near by. The Cathedral... More
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