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Diocese of Portsmouth

Address

Diocese of Portsmouth, Bishop`s House, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 1DE

Catholic Priests and People

Rt Rev Philip Egan - Bishop
Mr Robert Dare - Primary RE Support
Miss Catherine Hobbs - Director of Schools
Stephen Morgan - Finance Director
Mr Barry Hudd - Press Officer

Retired People:

Right Rev Crispian Hollis - Retired Bishop

Contact

Correspondence Address:Bishop`s House
Edinburgh Road
Portsmouth
Hants
PO1 1DE
www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Deaneries

Pompey,
Loddon Valley,
Central and West Reading,
Avon Stour,
Three Rivers,
Catholic Wight,
Southampton Central and West,
Southampton East,
Thames Isis,
Bailiwick of Guernsey,
North East Hampshire,
Hampshire Downs,
Alton - Petersfield,
North West Hampshire,
Great Park,
Bournemouth,
South Berkshire,
New Forest,
North Downs,
Solent,
Havant,
Jersey,
West Berkshire,
New Forest East,

Catholic Parishes

Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, PORTSMOUTH
Corpus Christi with St Joseph, PORTSMOUTH
Our Lady of Lourdes with St Swithun, PORTSMOUTH
St Colman with St Paul, PORTSMOUTH
Christ the King, READING
English Martyrs, READING
St Joseph, READING
Our Lady of Peace and Blessed Dominic Barberi, READING
St James and St William of York, READING
The Sacred Heart and St Therese of Lisieux, Ringwood
St Joseph, ROMSEY
St Mary, RYDE
The Holy Family, SOUTHAMPTON
The Immaculate Conception, PORTSWOOD
St Joseph and St Edmund, SOUTHAMPTON
Christ the King and St Colman, BITTERNE
St Boniface, SOUTHAMPTON
St Patrick, WOOLSTON
St Vincent de Paul, SOUTHAMPTON
St Michael, TADLEY
Our Lady of the Assumption, THATCHAM
St Saviour, TOTLAND BAY
St Theresa of the Child Jesus, Totton
St Thomas More, TWYFORD
St John the Evangelist, Wallasey 4
St John Vianney, WANTAGE
The Sacred Heart, WATERLOOVILLE
Hampshire Downs Catholic Parish, Winchester, Alresford and Stockbridge
St Edward, WINDSOR
Corpus Christi, WOKINGHAM
St John Bosco, WOODLEY
Parish of Woolhampton, WOOLHAMPTON
St Swithun, YATELEY
Catholic Parish of Jersey, Jersey
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Fareham and Gosport
Sacret Heart (Polish), Reading
Gospel Challenge, Bracknell
Our Lady and St Edmund of Abingdon, ABINGDON
St Anne and St Mary Magdalen, Alderney
St Joseph, ALDERSHOT
St Mary, ALTON
St John the Baptist, ANDOVER
St Francis, ASCOT
The Holy Ghost, BASINGSTOKE
St Joseph, BASINGSTOKE
Our Lady Queen of Apostles, BISHOPS WALTHAM
The Sacred Heart, BORDON
The Annunciation and St Edmund Campion, Bournemouth
Corpus Christi, Boscombe, Bournemouth
Our Lady Immaculate, Westbourne
Our Lady Queen of Peace and Blessed Margaret Pole, Southbourne
The Sacred Heart, Bournemouth
St Thomas More, Iford
St Joseph and St Margaret Clitherow, Bracknell
St Anne, BROCKENHURST
Buckland and Faringdon, BUCKLAND AND FARINGDON
St Edward the Confessor, CHANDLERS FORD
Immaculate Conception and St Joseph, Christchurch
St Thomas of Canterbury, COWES
The Holy Trinity, CROOKHAM
The Catholic Church in Crowthorne and Sandhurst, CROWTHORNE AND SANDHURST
The English Martyrs, DIDCOT
St David, EAST COWES
St Mary, EAST HENDRED
The Holy Cross, EASTLEIGH
Our Lady Help of Christians, Farnborough
Our Lady and St Dominic, FARNBOROUGH
Our Lady, FLEET
Our Lady of Sorrows and St Philip Benizi, Fordingbridge
St Mary, Gosport
St Joseph, GRAYSHOTT
Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey, GUERNSEY
St Joseph, Havant
St Patrick, HAYLING ISLAND
Our Lady of the Assumption, HEDGE END
The Holy Redeemer, Highcliffe
The Sacred Heart, HOOK
St Edmund, HORNDEAN
South Wight, SOUTH WIGHT
The Sacred Heart, LAMBOURN
St Michael and All Angels, LEIGH PARK
The Immaculate Conception, LIPHOOK
Our Lady of Mercy and St Joseph, LYMINGTON
Our Lady of the Assumption and St Edward the Confessor, LYNDHURST
St Edmund Campion, MAIDENHEAD
St Joseph, MAIDENHEAD
St Francis of Assisi, MILFORD-ON-SEA
St Francis de Sales, WASH COMMON
St Joseph, NEWBURY
Our Lady of Lourdes, NEW MILTON
St Thomas of Canterbury, NEWPORT
Our Lady of the Rosary, NORTH HINKSEY
St Laurence, PETERSFIELD

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Department of Finance and Property - Department
Department of Pastoral Formation - Department
Department of Schools - Department

About Diocese of Portsmouth

The Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth covers Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Isles, and parts of Barkshire, Dorset and Oxfordshire.

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia