St Agatha’s Church Interior 360


St Agatha’s Church, Portsmouth, is a grand red brick Italianate basilica of 1894, built for the famous Anglo Catholic slum priest Fr Robert Dolling. The spacious interior is enriched with polished granite, marble, alabaster, carved stone and coloured glass. The nave apse contains a magnificent sgraffito plaster mural

c 1901, the work of Heywood Sumner, a friend and disciple of William Morris. Fine furnishings and shrines, many rescued from redundant churches, contribute towards a unique ecclesiastical interior which many describe as simply breathtaking.