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Courses taking place in the Diocese of Salisbury will be posted here.

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Red asterisk Young Musicians and Organists

On Saturday 8th February, you can visit Salisbury Cathedral and play the organ! Both David Halls and John Challenger will be demonstrating this magnificent instrument and providing some informal tuition. Parents and friends welcome and there will be a big screen for them to watch you on! Booking and further details from Robert Fielding: or phone 0787 944 3060 or go to:

Lift up your voice – a day course for rural churches with no musical leadership

Saturday 1 March 2014, 10am – 4pm

Ashill Village Hall, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3NL

This course is intended for lay and ordained leaders, and offers simple, achievable music for use where there is no trained musical leadership, and insights for celebrating the church’s seasons creatively.  It will be led by Colin Davey and Andrew Maries.  Copiable resources and recordings are included in the cost (£20).  More information and booking at

Training Events

Red asteriskClick here for New Testament Greek in Netheravon!
(due to an e-Bulletin error- the editor apologises...)

Red asteriskSpring 2004, 9.30am-4pm
Day course for volunteer organists
in Salisbury Methodist Church led by Robert Fielding.
Free of charge; aimed at pianists or beginner organists of any age who have bravely volunteered to play the organ in their church.
Contact Robert Fielding: 07879 443060,

Free day-courses for Volunteer Organists 

For full information and resources, visit

Young organists

Saturday morning workshops are now available at:

  • St. John's Church, Devizes
  • Sherborne Abbey
  • St. Mary's Church, Dorchester
  • The Priory Church, Edington

These churches are making their buildings available for workshops on Saturday mornings during school terms to encourage young musicians to play the organ. Visit the website for dates and booking instructions. Look out for pipes 'n' pizza days at these venues too!

Diocesan Certificate in Church Music

If you are interested in a free entry-level course for studying the use of music in worship delivered via distance learning, take a look at the webpage by clicking on the DCCM page
Red asteriskThe number of participants continues to grow. If you know of anyone who might benefit from this course, do point them to the webpage!

Main Contact

Robert Fielding, Diocesan Music Adviser:, 07879 443060

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