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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.

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Updated ListingSalisbury Cathedral will be closed on 18 November...
...due to a planned electricity shutdown between 9am-4pm, allowing for routine maintenance of the substation. This happens every 18 years or so and will only affect the Cathedral – no other properties in the Close will be affected. All groups planning to visit on 18 November have been advised and an alternative date arranged. If you have any further questions regarding visiting, please email the Visitors Co-ordinator (visitors@salcath.co.uk) or ring 01722 555120. For any other enquiries, email Marie Thomas (m.thomas@salcath.co.uk) or ring 01722 555148.

Main Contacts

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.

Salisbury Cathedral’s Purpose

Making a difference for God through exceptional worship and outreach.

We seek to be prayerful, compassionate proclaimers of the Christian faith helping all to encounter God and his transformative presence. Our continuing commitment is to develop a culture of faith and hope which is joyful, deeply serious and quietly confident.

We do this by focusing on three values in particular:

  • Integrity, reflected in transparent, fair and consistent actions;
  • Generosity, which generates a warm open welcome to all;
  • Compassion, which promotes social justice, equality, diversity, dignity, consideration and respect for all.

To find out more about our goals and plans for the coming years, download our 2013-17 Strategy and Programme.

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