Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth

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Diocese of Portsmouth
Dioecesis Portus Magni
Portsmouth-cathedral1.jpg
Portsmouth cathedral
Location
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Portsdown, The Meon, Isle of Wight
Statistics
Parishes 142
Churches 173
Information
Cathedral Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury
Current leadership
Bishop Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth
Archdeacons Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of The Meon
Peter Sutton, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight
Joanne Grenfell, Archdeacon of Portsdown
Website
portsmouth.anglican.org

The Diocese of Portsmouth is an administrative division of the Church of England Province of Canterbury in England. The diocese covers south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The see is based in the City of Portsmouth in Hampshire, where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury.

Origin

The Diocese of Portsmouth was founded on 1 May 1927[1] by George V, from part of the Diocese of Winchester, the diocese consists of the three archdeaconries of:

Bishops

The Bishop of Portsmouth leads the diocese (he is the only diocesan bishop in the Church of England not assisted by either a suffragan or stipendiary assistant bishop.)

Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese which do not the ordination of women as priests) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor, Norman Banks, Bishop suffragan of Richborough. There are also four former bishops living in the diocese who are licensed as honorary assistant bishops:

Archdeaconries and deaneries

Diocese Archdeaconry Deanery Paid clergy Churches Population People/clergy People/church Churches/clergy
Diocese of Portsmouth Archdeaconry of Portsdown Deanery of Havant 18 26 149,426 8,301 5,747 1.44
Deanery of Portsmouth 22* 25* 202,016 9,183 8,081 1.14
Archdeaconry of the Isle of Wight Deanery of the Isle of Wight 16 59 138,259 8,641 2,343 3.69
Archdeaconry of the Meon Deanery of Bishop's Waltham 7 17 28,844 4,121 1,697 2.43
Deanery of Fareham 10 13 117,854 11,785 9,066 1.3
Deanery of Gosport 8 10 82,625 10,328 8,263 1.25
Deanery of Petersfield 13 20 40,808 3,139 2,040 1.54
Total/average 94 170 759,832 8,083 4,470 1.81

*including Cathedral

Portsmouth Diocese deaneries

List of churches

Not in a deanery

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Cathedral [1]
  • Dean: David Brindley
  • Canon: Jo Spreadbury
  • Canon: Peter Leonard
  • Canon: Nick Ralph
  • Canon: Anthony Rustell
4,396

Deanery of Havant

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Bedhampton (St Nicholas's Mission Church) (St Thomas)
  • St Thomas, Bedhampton
  • St Nicholas, Bedhampton
[2]
  • Rector: Max Cross
9,874
Blendworth (Holy Trinity) with Chalton with Idsworth
  • Holy Trinity, Blendworth
  • St Michael & All Angels, Chalton
  • St Hubert, Idsworth
[3]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Rosemary Donald
1,282
Catherington (All Saints) and Clanfield
  • All Saints, Catherington
  • St James, Clanfield
[4]
  • Vicar: Gillian Hill
  • NSM: Anne Gothard
12,831
Cowplain (St Wilfrid)
  • St Wilfrid, Cowplain
  • Westbrook Church
[5]
  • Vicar: Ian Snares
13,421
Crookhorn (Good Shepherd)
  • Good Shepherd, Crookhorn
[6]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Peter Hall1
  • Curate: Andrew Goy
  • NSM: Deborah Youell
2,989
Portsdown (Christ Church)
  • Christ Church, Portsdown
[7]
  • Vicar: Andy Wilson1
  • NSM: Mark James
6,285
Purbrook (St John the Baptist)
  • St John the Baptist, Purbrook
[8]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Connie Sherman1
  • NSM: Julie Jones
8,426
Denmead (All Saints)
  • All Saints, Denmead
[9]
  • Vicar: Emma Racklyeft
  • NSM: Angela Johnson
  • NSM: Sandie Osborne
6,758
Hartplain (Not Known) (Anglican/Methodist)
  • Hart Plain Church
[10]
  • Deacon-in-Charge: Kate MacFarlane
8,974
Havant (St Faith)
  • St Faith, Havant
  • St Nicholas' Chapel, Langstone
[11]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Tom Kennar
  • Curate: Vickie Morgan
  • Curate: David Morgan
8,487
Hayling Island (St Andrew) Eastoke
  • St Andrew, Eastoke
[12]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Jenny Gaffin
  • Curate (Eastoke): Tim Wood
17,379
Hayling, North (St Peter)
  • St Peter, North Hayling
Hayling, South (St Mary)
Leigh Park (St Francis)
  • St Francis, Leigh Park
[13]
  • Vicar: Jonathan Jeffery
16,377
Warren Park (St Clare)
  • St Clare, Warren Park
Leigh, West (St Alban) [14]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Karina Green
  • NSM: Edwina Fennemore
9,830
Rowlands Castle (St John the Baptist)
  • St John the Baptist, Rowlands Castle
[15]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Trevor Filtness
2,357
Warblington (St Thomas À Becket) with Emsworth
  • St Thomas a Becket, Warblington
  • St James, Emsworth
[16]
  • Rector: Andrew Sheard
  • Curate: Damon Draisey
  • NSM: Julie Price
10,709
Waterlooville (St George the Martyr)
  • St George, Waterlooville
[17]
  • Vicar: Vacant
13,447

1these three clergy are also licensed as curates in each other's parishes

Deanery of Portsmouth

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Cosham (St Philip)
  • St Philip, Cosham
[18]
  • Vicar: Vacant
  • Hon. Curate: Brian Cook
10,874
Wymering (St Peter and St Paul)
  • SS Peter & Paul, Wymering
[19]
Farlington (St Andrew) (Church of the Resurrection)
  • St Andrew, Farlington
  • Church of the Resurrection, Farlington
[20]
  • Rector: Paul Gully
15,146
Milton (St James) (St Andrew's Ch Centre) (St Patrick)
  • St James, Milton
[21]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Paul Armstead
  • Curate: Emmanuel Nazir
23,326
Paulsgrove (St Michael and All Angels)
  • St Michael & All Angels, Paulsgrove
[22]
  • Vicar: Ian Newton
11,834
Portsea (All Saints)
  • All Saints, Portsea
  • Vicar: Mike Pye
5,236
Portsea (St George)
  • St George, Portsea
[23]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
4,567
Portsea (St Mary) (St Faith & St Barnabas) (St Wilfrid) [24]
  • Vicar: Robert White
  • Curate: Darcy Chesterfield-Terry
  • NSM: Sue Whitelock
  • NSM: Barbara O'Sullivan
21,635
Southsea (St Luke) (St Peter)
  • St Luke, Southsea
[25]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Annie McCabe
13,431
Portsea (St Alban)
  • St Alban, Copnor
[26]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Alex Wood
  • Curates: Ben Bryant and Matt Bray
5,542
  • Harbour Church Portsmouth
[27]
Portsea (St Cuthbert)
  • St Cuthbert, Copnor
  • St Aidan, Anchorage Park
[28]
  • Vicar: David Power
  • NSM: Jeanette Power
  • NSM: Carol Gully
  • NSM: Kate Marlow
12,167
Portsea (St Saviour)
  • St Saviour, Portsea
  • Priest-in-Charge: Bryan Hackett
  • Team Vicar (St Mark): Sam Duddles
  • NSM (St Mark): Linda Denness
  • NSM (St Mark): Kim Weeks
  • NSM (St Mark): Richard Wharton
34,751
Portsea (The Ascension)
  • Ascension, North End
[29]
Portsea North End (St Mark)
  • St Mark, North End
  • St Nicholas, North End
  • St Francis, Hilsea
[30]
Southsea (Holy Spirit)
  • Holy Spirit, Southsea
[31]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
  • Curate: Paul Armstead
13,462
Southsea (St Jude)
  • St Jude, Southsea
[32]
  • Vicar: Michael Duff
  • Curate: Adam Denley
8,783
Southsea (St Simon)
  • St Simon, Southsea
[33]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
16,866

Deanery of the Isle of Wight

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Arreton (St George)
  • Vicar: Janice O'Shaughnessy
3,337
Newchurch (All Saints)
Barton (St Paul) [34]
  • Vicar: Vacant
5,184
Bembridge (Holy Trinity) (St Luke's Mission Church) [35]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Amanda Bloor
3,679
Binstead (Holy Cross) [36]
  • Rector: Veronica Brown
8,634
Havenstreet (St Peter)
Wootton (St Edmund) [37]
Bonchurch (St Boniface) (St Boniface Old Church) [38]
  • Rector: Hugh Wright
3,788
Ventnor (Holy Trinity)
Ventnor (St Catherine)
Brading (St Mary the Virgin) with Yaverland
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
2,833
Brighstone (St Mary the Virgin) and Brooke with Mottistone
  • Priest-in-Charge: Clive Todd
  • NSM (Brighstone): Linda Bushell
2,232
Shorwell (St Peter) with Kingston
Calbourne (All Saints) with Newtown
  • Priest-in-charge: Clive Todd
2,245
Shalfleet (St Michael the Archangel) [39]
Carisbrooke (St Mary the Virgin) [40]
  • Vicar: Marcus Bagg
8,356
Carisbrooke (St Nicholas in the Castle)
Gatcombe (St Olave)
Chale (St Andrew)
  • Rector: Nigel Porter
3,331
St Lawrence (Old Church) (St Lawrence)
Whitwell (St Mary and St Rhadegunde)
Niton (St John the Baptist)
Cowes (Holy Trinity) (St Mary the Virgin)
  • Vicar: Andrew Poppe
5,835
[41]
Freshwater (All Saints) (St Agnes)
  • Priest-in-charge: Leisa McGovern
6,019
Yarmouth (St James)
Gatten (St Paul)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Mark Williams
9,487
Sandown (Christ Church) [42]
Godshill (All Saints) [43]
  • Vicar: John Ryder
  • NSM: Corinne Smith
3,631
Gurnard (All Saints) with Cowes St Faith [44]
  • Vicar/Rector: Amanda Collinson
  • NSM: Diana Netherway
9,405
Northwood (St John the Baptist)
Lake (Good Shepherd)
  • Priest-in-Charge: David Lawrence-Marsh
  • NSM: Corinne Smith
5,271
Shanklin (St Saviour On the Cliff)
Newport (St John the Baptist) [45]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Alison Kerr
  • NSM: Janet Hallam
5,790
Newport (St Thomas) [46]
  • Vicar: Kevin Arkell
  • NSM: Janet Hallam
5,666
Ryde (All Saints) [47]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Graham Morris
10,226
Swanmore (St Michael and All Angels)
Ryde (St James) Proprietary Chapel [48]
  • Curate-in-Charge: James Leggett
N/A
Ryde (St John the Baptist) Oakfield and Holy Trinity [49]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Sue Theobald
10,501
Sandown, Lower (St John the Evangelist)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
  • NSM: Tony Richards
4,301
Sea View (St Peter) [50]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
3,315
St Helens (St Helen) (St Catherine By the Green)
Shanklin (St Blasius) [51]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
1,888
Thorley (St Swithun) [52]
  • Vicar: Vacant
  • NSM (Totland): James Cook
3,142
Totland Bay (Christ Church) [53]
Whippingham (St Mildred) with East Cowes [54]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
8,439
Wroxall (St John the Evangelist) [55]
  • Hon. Priest-in-Charge: Keith Adlam
1,724

Deanery of Bishop's Waltham

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Bishop's Waltham (St Peter)
  • St Peter, Bishop's Waltham
[56]
  • Rector: James Hunt
  • NSM: Jane Beloe
  • NSM: Keith Wickert
7,324
Upham (All Saints) (Blessed Mary of Upham)
  • Blessed Mary of Upham, Upham
Botley (All Saints)
  • All Saints, Botley
[57]
  • Rector: Gregg Mensingh
6,371
Curdridge (St Peter)
  • St Peter, Curdridge
Durley (Holy Cross)
  • Holy Cross, Durley
Hambledon (St Peter and St Paul)
  • SS Peter & Paul, Hambledon
[58]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
932
Meon Bridge: Droxford, Exton, & Meonstoke w Corhampton
  • St Mary & All Saints, Droxford
  • SS Peter & Paul, Exton
  • Corhampton Church
  • St Andrew, Meonstoke
[59]
  • Rector: Antony Forrest
  • Curate: Samantha Martell
1,739
Shedfield (St John the Baptist) and Wickham
  • St John the Baptist, Shedfield
[60]
  • Rector: Jane Isaac
  • NSM: Brian McHugh
  • Hon. Curate: Juliet Montague
6,308
  • St Nicholas, Wickham
[61]
Soberton (St Peter) with Newtown
  • St Peter, Soberton
  • Holy Trinity, Newtown
[62]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
1,783
Southwick (St James) with Boarhunt [63]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Simon Brocklehurst
1,456
Swanmore (St Barnabas) [64]
  • Vicar: Claire Towns
2,931

Deanery of Fareham

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Crofton (Holy Rood) (St Edmund)
  • Holy Rood, Crofton
  • St Edmund, Crofton
[65]
  • Vicar: Richard England
  • NSM: Colin Prestidge
14,947
Fareham (Holy Trinity) (St Columba)
  • Holy Trinity, Fareham
  • St Columba, Fareham
[66]
  • Team Rector: Sally Davenport
  • Team Vicar: Vacant
19,250
Fareham (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Fareham
[67]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Bruce Deans
9,746
Fareham (St Peter and St Paul)
  • SS Peter & Paul, Fareham
  • St Francis, Funtley
[68]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Roger Jackson
14,251
Hook (St Mary) with Warsash
  • St Mary, Warsash
[69]
  • Vicars: Mike and Nicky-Sue Terry
9,843
Locks Heath (St John the Baptist)
  • St John the Baptist, Locks Heath
[70]
  • Vicar: Gavin Foster
  • Curate: Amy Webb
11,658
Portchester (St Mary)
  • St Mary, Portchester
[71]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Ian Meredith
15,618
Sarisbury (St Paul)
  • St Paul, Sarisbury Green
[72]
  • Vicar: Sandy Matheson
12,585
Titchfield (St Peter)
  • St Peter, Titchfield
[73]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Susan Allman
  • NSM: Janet Trevithick
9,956
Whiteley Conventional District
  • Whiteley Church
[74]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Sandy Matheson
  • Curate-in-Charge: Philippa Mills
N/A

Deanery of Gosport

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Alverstoke (St Faith) (St Francis) (St Mary)
  • St Mary, Alverstoke
  • St Faith, Alverstoke
  • St Francis, Alverstoke
[75]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Andrew Norris
  • Curate: Chris Richardson
16,532
Bridgemary (St Matthew)
  • St Matthew, Bridgemary
[76]
  • Vicar: Karen Mitchell
  • NSM (Elson): Margaret Hay
19,046
Elson (St Thomas)
  • St Thomas the Apostle, Elson
Forton (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Forton
[77]
  • Vicar: Carrie Thompson
12,473
Gosport (Christ Church)
  • Christ Church, Gosport
[78]
  • Vicar: Andy Davis
8,399
Gosport (Holy Trinity)
  • Holy Trinity, Gosport
[79]
Lee-On-The-Solent (St Faith)
  • St Faith, Lee-on-the-Solent
[80]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Paul Chamberlain
  • Curate: Mary Kells
  • NSM: Brian Williams
  • NSM: Steve Dent
10,863
Rowner (St Mary the Virgin)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Rowner
[81]
  • Rector: John Draper
15,312

Deanery of Petersfield

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served
Blackmoor (St Matthew) and Whitehill [82]
  • Vicar: Dominic Clarke
  • Curate: Alice Wood
4,484
Greatham (St John the Baptist)
  • St John the Baptist, Greatham
Bramshott (St Mary the Virgin) and Liphook
  • St Mary the Virgin, Bramshott
  • Liphook Church Centre
[83]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Valentine Inglis-Jones
8,514
Petersfield (St Peter) [84]
  • Rector: Will Hughes
  • Curate: Samantha Cullen
  • NSM (Buriton): Judith Bee
11,125
Buriton (St Mary the Virgin)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Buriton
[85]
Empshott (Holy Rood) and Hawkley with Priors Dean
  • Holy Rood, Empshott
  • SS Peter & Paul, Hawkley
  • Priors Dean Parish Church
  • Vicar: Vacant
525
Langrish (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Langrish
  • Vicar: Jane Ball
  • Curate: Katy Garner
1,593
Meon, East (All Saints)
Meon, West (St John the Evangelist) and Warnford
  • St John the Evangelist, West Meon
  • Our Lady, Warnford
  • Priest-in-Charge: Lionel Stock
  • Curate: Jane Ball
  • Curate: Katy Garner
927
Liss (St Mary) (St Peter) (St Saviour)
  • St Mary, Liss
  • St Saviour, Liss (?)
[86]
  • Rector: Chris Williams
  • Curate: Richard Hutchins
6,349
Sheet (St Mary Magdalene)
  • St Mary Magdalene, Sheet
[87]
  • Vicar: Richard Saunders
  • NSM: Anderson Marsh
  • NSM: Peter Micklethwaite
4,691
Steep (All Saints) and Froxfield with Privett
  • All Saints, Steep
  • Stroud Mission Church
  • St Peter, Froxfield
  • St Peter, Froxfield Green
[88]
  • Vicar: John Owen
  • NSM: Christine Prior-Jones
2,600

See also

References

  1. ^ "No. 33269". The London Gazette. 26 April 1927. p. 2672. 
  2. ^ "Michael Edgar Adie". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Ashby, Godfrey William Ernest Candler. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  4. ^ "Godfrey William Ernest Candler Ashby". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Bavin, Timothy John. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  6. ^ Hind, John William. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall

External links

  • Diocesan website
  • Portsmouth Cathedral
  • Portsmouth Readers' Board

Coordinates: 50°47′25″N 1°06′15″W / 50.79028°N 1.10417°W / 50.79028; -1.10417

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