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

Here you can read a short biography the Bishop the Right Reverend Philip Egan and find out more about the 19th century French Gothic Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in the city.

You can also visit the Diocese of Portsmouth's website.


Egan, Philip

The Rt Rev Philip Egan is the eighth Bishop of Portsmouth. Born in Altrincham, Cheshire, Bishop Egan was ordained to the priesthood in August 1984.Read more

Mother Church


The Cathedral was built in 1882 to accommodate Portsmouth's rapidly increasing congregation of Roman Catholics. The new church was opened for worship in Augu...Read more


Contact the Diocese

Bishop's House, Bishop Crispan Way, Portsmouth, PO1 3HG    
023 9282 0894