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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: Counties of Hampshire, Oxfordshire (S of River Thames), the Boroughs of Bournemouth and Christchurch in Dorset, with Bracknell Forest, Isle of Wight, Reading, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, and the Channel Islands.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/
  • Mailing Address: St. Edmund House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3QA, England, Great Britain
  • Telephone: (023)9282-5430

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
2013195,0002,563,0007.6%119601791,089438626096ap2014
2016248,0003,100,0008.0%125802051,2095110626088ap2017
2019231,7003,156,0007.3%135812161,0725110726091ap2020

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


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