St John's Catholic Cathedral, Portsmouth

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The Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Portsmouth, England. It was opened in 1882 and is the first cathedral to have been built in Portsmouth. It is the mother church of the Portsmouth diocese and seat of the Bishop of Portsmouth, currently the Right Reverend Philip Egan. It was dedicated on 10 August 1882.
The cathedral is one of two cathedral churches in the city, the other being the Church of England Cathedral Church of St Thomas which is located about one mile to the south.
The cathedral was originally designed by John Crawley in 1877-1881. Crawley died just as building started and his partner Joseph Hansom took over the project and modified the design, working on it until 1896. The church is built of Fareham Red Brick with Portland Stone dressings. Most of the stained-glass windows sustained some bomb damage in 1941, especially those over the high altar. The round window in the south transept was the only one not damaged. An elaborate baldacchino surmounting the high altar was removed in the 1970 reordering. The last part to be built was St Patrick's Chapel in 1924.
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  • Near to Cascades shopping centre is this Roman Catholic church. Brick built building with some nice architectural features.  more »
  • There are more impressive examples of RC Cathedrals but this is ok. Traditional brick built and located next to the HM naval base. Large church set in the busy road network around that part of the cit...  more »
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  • Nice Priest, very nice church. Novas Order. None catholic should not receive holy communion. Mass service everyday.
  • Went there for my nephew's son Christianing. The priest is very friendly and well spoken. You can watch the service online as the camera is pointed towards the Center stage. It is a grand place and i like the short service too.
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