History of the Church

A grade II listed building, it was built in 1896 to designs of the architect John L Pearson who also designed Truro Cathedral amongst man other church buildings. It was constructed in flint with bath stone dressings and has a steeple on the south side containing a chapel. It is the spire of this steeple that is in urgent need of repair today and will cost in excess of £70,000.


Whether you come to worship at St Mary’s or whether you appreciate this jewel of historic Hampshire, we need your help.


Without your assistance and support there may not always be a church building here when you want it.


For over 120 years Christians have met in St Mary the Virgin, which was built by a member of the Portal family.