St Mary's Church in Portchester, Hampshire
About my visit to St Mary's Church
On the 30th of April 2019 I went on a day trip with my family to Portchester Castle in Portchester on the outskirts of Portsmouth and the grounds are shared between that and St Mary’s Anglican Church. It made sense to explore both while we were there, so first went into this beautiful church to have a look around and take some photographs. I never take photos if there are people praying etc. in a church, but it was empty apart from us and some people in the Tea Room, so I was happy to do photography in there.
This Anglican church was originally built in the 1120s by the Normans using materials from the Isle of Wight. I am pleased we popped in, it’s really is a very nice church. It was my first time there as I am not local, but I have lived in Gosport before and my Dad still lives in Portsmouth. Hopefully one day I can go back and have a better look around St Mary’s and get a cake or two from the Tea Room! :) All my photos were taken in colour, but I converted many of them to black and white as I like that look with buildings like this.
I also took lots of photos of Portchester Castle too while there, but they are on a different page:
To find out more about St Mary's Church please visit their web site:
Location of St Mary's Church
Address: St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Portchester, Fareham PO16 9QW