Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth

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For the Catholic diocese, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.
Diocese of Portsmouth
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Portsdown, The Meon, the Isle of Wight
Parishes 142
Churches 173
Cathedral Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury
Current leadership
Bishop Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth
Archdeacons Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of The Meon
Peter Sutton, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight
Joanne Grenfell, Archdeacon of Portsdown

The Diocese of Portsmouth is an administrative division of the Church of England Province of Canterbury in England. The diocese covers south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The see is in the City of Portsmouth in Hampshire, where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury.

Founded on 1 May 1927[1] by George V, from part of the Diocese of Winchester, the diocese consists of the three Archdeaconries of:

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  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33269. p. 2672. 26 April 1927. Retrieved 3 March 2012.

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Coordinates: 50°47′25″N 1°06′15″W / 50.79028°N 1.10417°W / 50.79028; -1.10417