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Our diocese is a great place to be a Christian. It’s made up of 142 Church of England parishes in south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You’ll find lots of information about our diocese, the Church and the Christian faith on these pages.

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Keep in touch

The April edition of our diocesan newspaper is available here

Keep them safe

The safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance for us. Click here if you have any concerns you would like to report.

Fairtrade Diocese

We are a Fairtrade diocese. Click here for details, including a list of all our Fairtrade churches.


LENT 2015: Read our reflections and join our appeal

For Lent 2015, curates from across our diocese have put together a series of reflections, based on their recent trip to the Holy Land. You can read a different reflection each day by clicking here. Find out more about which good causes we're raising money for this Lent via our Bishop's Lent Appeal here.

More recently, worshippers from across the diocese visited the Holy Land as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. See the photos here.

NEWS: D-Day veteran awarded highest French honour

Waterlooville churchgoer Ted Turner, who stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day received the highest honour the French government can give. Ted, 89, who goes to St John’s Church, Purbrook, was awarded the Legion d’Honneur at a ceremony at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea. Click here to read the full story.



POMPEY CHIMES: April edition out now

Discover more about the family worker employed by both church and school; see how our worshippers enjoyed their Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and read about the churches of other denominations sharing our buildings in April's Pompey Chimes here.

NEWS: Bishop visits C of E academy

Bishop Christopher visited one of the C of E academies in our diocese, to lead two assemblies and meet pupils, staff and governors. He spent the morning at Hook-with-Warsash Academy. For more details, click here. For more photos, click here.

NEWS: Chess enthusiast from Portsmouth wins national Christian youth work award

A GRANDFATHER who uses his love of chess to connect with young people in Portsmouth has scooped a top award at the Christian Youth Work Awards. David Stemp, 75, was named joint winner of the Volunteer of the Year award at the ceremony held in London. Click here to read the full story.



NEWS: Launch of new book to help church publicity

Does your church need help with publicity? Do you know the best ways to create effective posters, must-read parish magazines, interactive websites and thriving social media outlets? A new book can help you to make the most of all the possibilities for publicity in today's modern world. Click here for details of '100 Ways To Get Your Church Noticed' and here to watch the accompanying video.

POMPEY CHIMES: Latest news from parishes

DECEMBER's edition of our diocesan newspaper explains how you can offer practical help to children in West Africa who have survived ebola, introduces our gap-year interns who are working with parishes this year, and explains what's happening in our churches for Christmas. Read all about it here.

NEWS: Cabinet minister announces grant in our cathedral

Culture secretary Sajid Javid announced a grant of almost £600,000 for repairs as he visited our cathedral. He was given the chance to look at where the repairs will be carried out as he climbed the steps to the top of its 17th century bell tower. The cash will be spent on the tower, cupola and south transept. For details, click here.

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What we believe 

Find out more about what Christians believe and the man behind the faith, Jesus Christ.


Stories of faith 

There are amazing stories from Christians across our diocese of how faith in God has helped them, inspired them and given their lives meaning. Click here to read about dramatic healings, unlikely conversions and real answers to prayer.