Salisbury Cathedral overview and significance
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Salisbury Cathedral is perhaps Britain’s finest medieval cathedral. It offers a warm welcome to the 250,000 who visit each year to marvel at the peace and beauty of the 750 year old building and admire Britain’s tallest spire. But it is much more than an historical building – above all it is a living, working church and the mother church of the Salisbury Diocese.
Set within the Close, the Cathedral has a combined force of 700 clergy, staff and volunteers. Click here for contact details of clergy and members of staff.
The Dean of Salisbury, the Very Revd June Osborne
The Very Reverend June Osborne was appointed the 80th Dean of Salisbury in January 2004 and installed on 1 May 2004. She is one of the most senior woman priests in the Church of England. For a full biography, click here.
Cathedral Mission Statement:
Salisbury Cathedral exists to make real the glory and presence of God in the world.
Our commitment is to:
- Live out the teachings of Jesus Christ in today's world
- Celebrate the presence of God through worship, music and art
- Offer a warm welcome to all who come to the Cathedral
- Strengthen church and community life in the diocese
- Challenge injustice at home and abroad
- Promote learning, personal development & spiritual growth