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Cathedral Education Centre

Mission Statement: 'To create opportunities for discovery and learning and to support personal development and spiritual growth'

Based in the atmospheric Wren Hall within the Cathedral Close, the Cathedral’s education department has been in existence for over fifteen years.


  • Head of Education: full time
  • Educational Visits Co-ordinator: term time
  • Teaching Officer: part time
  • Education Centre Caretaker: part time

In addition to the four members of staff, there are around 80 volunteers who regularly give their time to help deliver the educational programmes offered to visiting individuals and groups.

Educational Programmes 

A wide-ranging programme of educational activities, workshops and events runs throughout the entire year. The Cathedral is a unique resource and the team at the Education Centre provides a service for visiting individuals, families and groups to encourage engagement with its religious and spiritual life, its history, heritage and art.

Whilst the level of provision for schools and colleges remains a significant part of the work, one in four of the visits or events is for older learners, families and adults. There are four areas of particular focus and expertise:

  1. Religious education and spirituality
  2. History
  3. Art and architecture
  4. Citizenship and social justice

Current programmes and events 

  • Early years foundation stage
  • Primary key stages 1 & 2
  • Secondary key stages 3 & 4, including AS & A level
  • Adult education & lifelong learning
  • Holiday activities
  • Families
  • Non-school groups
  • Inset training /CPD
  • Outreach - we come to you
  • Special events

Booking educational visits to the Cathedral

Contact the Education Centre on 01722 555180 or email

Hire of Wren Hall
Tucked away in peaceful corner of the Close, the highly atmospheric Georgian chorister’s schoolroom provides an ideal meeting or classroom space for up to 20 people.
For further details or to view, please contact the Education Centre.

Contact details
Salisbury Cathedral Education Centre
56c the Close
01722 555180 

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Salisbury Cathedral Open Day 2010