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Humanitarian crisis in Sudan

Rev Canon Ian Woodward shares an update from the terrible continuing crisis in Sudan, to which the Diocese of Salisbury is linked

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Celebration service for 30 years of women priests

Celebration service led by Bishop Karen and Bishop June Osborne, to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the ordination of women as priests in this diocese

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'Let us recommit ourselves to the path of peace as we commemorate D Day'

"On this day we hold before our heavenly Father those whose memory we cherish and those whose names we will never know. We ask for our Father’s strength to help lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world and that he may give us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm", writes the Archdeacon the Army, Stephen Dunwoody, who is based in Wiltshire and is a Canon of Salisbury Cathedral

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Pray your part this General Election 2024

A briefing with prayer points has been produced in this diocese to aid reflections, in support of the Church of England's pray your part campaign, to encourage prayer and participation this election season.


Four new canons join Salisbury Cathedral’s College of Canons

During Evensong on last Thursday, three non-residentiary canons and a lay canon will be installed into the College of Canons at Salisbury Cathedral, by invitation of the Right Reverend Stephen Lake, Bishop of Salisbury.


Welcome Wednesday and Friday brings new growth

Since starting pre-Covid, St Thomas in Ensbury Park’s Welcome Wednesday, Friday (and monthly Saturday), has seen faith driven growth and new purpose.

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“Is it your will…?”   The First Ordination of Women to the Priesthood.

As I look at the order of service for the first women to be ordained as a priest in the Diocese of London I notice something is wrong. On the cover there is the place, the date and the time of the service.  It does not mention the ordaining bishop, which would normally appear on the cover, and the list of candidates does not include any parishes which is also very strange.  Why?  I will tell you why. This is what I recall of that day.


Pilgrimage to Iona

Led by Bishop Karen and Karen Hutchinson 25 April— 2 May 2025


Women's ordinations celebratory service

On 15 June a celebratory service marking the 30th anniversary of women’s ordination in the Church of England is to be held at Salisbury Cathedral. Those first women ordained priest in 1994 in Salisbury, and women ordained elsewhere but now living in the diocese, are receiving personal invitations from the Bishop of Salisbury. 


SML Younger Youth Weekend Away

SML Youth took 47 youth away last weekend for a time of games, activities, worship and teaching

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