The Old Church

The history of Portico

A brief history of the historic building

Portico Today

Portico's Architecture

An inspired and highly original young Irish architect named John Millar designed this building in 1839. He had trained under Thomas Hopper, an eminent London architect. Portico is believed to be unique in having a double fronted reproduction of the ancient Greek Temple of Nemesis.

Portico under scaffold

The restoration

There is a very long version of this story but in brief…

Portico Today

Staff

Portico has a lot of volunteers but we also rely on our staff to keep everything running behind the scenes.

The Board

Our voluntary board provide advice and direction - both strategically and operationally.

Awards

When we say award-winning we really do mean it

Statistics

Portico in numbers