Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury
08.30 - 18.30
|Sunday||Sung Eucharist 11.00; Choral Evensong 18.00|
|Monday (Men only), Tuesday, Friday||Evensong 18.00|
|Thursday (Girls' choir)||Evensong 17.00|
Service Sheet www.portsmouthcathedral.org.uk/services.htm
Entrance: Free admission, but donation welcomed
Disabled: Wheelchair access to all parts of the building
Guides on duty in the afternoon
Inside the cathedral, open 10.00 - 16.00
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral Office 02392 823300
Visitors 02392 825500
Director of Music
David Price (since 1996)
Consists of 24 boys, mostly educated at Portsmouth Grammar School, and 14 men (7 Lay Clerks and 7 Choral Scholars), who sing 7 services a week.
The original organ was damaged during World War 2 and afterwards was never adequate for the Cathedral's requirements. A search in 1991 located an organ from Holy Trinity, Bolton which was transferred to Portsmouth and rebuilt by Nicholson in the old case. It was completed in 1994 and a new Nave division added in 2001.
3 manuals 60 stops
Pedal 10 stops, Choir/Solo 11 stops, Great 17 stops, Nave Great 9 stops, Swell 13 stops
Very Revd David Brindley (since 2002)
Right Revd Kenneth Stevenson (since 1995)
Built originally as a chapel for the Lord of the Manor in 1180, it then became the parish church of St Thomas. After being damaged during the Civil War it was extensively rebuilt in the 17th century. It became a Cathedral when the Diocese of Portsmouth was created in 1927 and plans to enlarge it were drawn up in 1932, but were not completed until 1990.