Welcome to Our Diocese

" The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts
and lives of all who encounter Jesus "

The Diocese of Portsmouth covers Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Isles and parts of Berkshire, Dorset and Oxfordshire

Called and Gifted The Process is being rolled out in the Diocese

  • What is Called and Gifted?

    God is calling you to a unique purpose in life,
    a work of love that only you can do.

  • Upcoming Workshops

    A two-day live presentation which includes teaching on the laity and lay apostolate, the nature of charisms, call and vocation and how to undertake the process of discernment

  • Online Form

    You may book your place on a Workshop

  • Stay in touch

    Subscribe to our Called and Gifted e-newsletter to keep in touch with what’s happening in Called and Gifted

  • Items for participants

    If you have taken part in a Called and Gifted interview

  • Testimonies

    What people are saying

Framework for Collaboration "We must put out into the deep for a great catch"
(Lk 5:6)

What is the Framework?

The call of Christ invites us all to know the Faith, to live hte Faith, and in turn to go and share the Faith with others - to evangelise.

Join a Framework Team

If you are interested n becoming a Framework Team Volunteer - or if you would simply like to know more about the opportunity.

Current Team Members

Framework volunteers' days provide essential formation
for team members.


Photos from recent events around the Diocese of Portsmouth.



“My child, treat yourself well, according to your means…
Do not deprive yourself of the day’s enjoyment.”
(Sir 14:11, 14);

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