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Diocese of Portsmouth

Dioecesis Portus Magni



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 19 May 1882
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: England
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 6,339 (2,448 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprising: Counties of Hampshire, Berkshire (south of the Thames), Oxfordshire (south of the Thames), Dorset, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/
  • Mailing Address: Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3HG, England, Great Britian
  • Telephone: (023)9282-0894
  • Fax: 9286-3086

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
19 May 1882ErectedDiocese of Southwark Diocese of Portsmouth (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195055,0001,509,2723.6%13219132317046080018ap1951
1969133,5452,359,2435.7%1441653094322541,250110ap1971
1980165,9892,481,0006.7%154802347092168786119ap1981
1990205,5002,740,6007.5%14112226378110175469121ap1991
1999192,2002,694,5187.1%1389923781021159519107ap2000
2000192,0002,694,5187.1%1319923083422138355107ap2001
2001192,5002,694,5187.1%1329823083625131343106ap2002
2002195,4802,694,5187.3%1289822686425133339108ap2003
2003167,6322,694,5186.2%12510022574526140336101ap2004
2004167,6322,960,0775.7%1288621478331101255112ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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