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The licensing of four new lay ministers

On Saturday 17 September, four new lay ministers were licensed at Salisbury Cathedral, with Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs) from across the diocese gather to celebrate this occasion and to renew their own commitment to this valuable ministry.

Celebrating partnership between schools and churches

The Revd Jim Edie was welcomed to the Benefice of Sherborne on Tuesday 6 September, as both Team Vicar of St Paul's Church, and Chaplain of The Gryphon School.

Diocesan commemoration events for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  

Churches across the diocese will be holding special commemorative or thanksgiving services this weekend to enable local communities to remember Her Majesty's life. You can find details to some of these services here.

The diocese pauses to remember Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In the wake of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passing, people from across the diocese have been paying tribute to her long reign, which had spanned over 70 years and who touched the lives of many.

How to find out what your local church is offering

Many churches will be holding special services honouring Her Majesty The Queen. To find out what your local church is doing, visit

Ad clerum on the death of Her Majesty the Queen

A message from Bishop Stephen, Bishop Karen, and Bishop Andrew

Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Information on services, resources, and other opportunities for prayer and reflection in the period of National Mourning

Mourning the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Statement from The Bishop of Salisbury, The Rt Rev Stephen Lake on the death of Her Majesty The Queen

The Joy of Knowing Pete

The Benefice of Charminster, Stinsford and the Chalk Stream Villages celebrated one of their own releasing a book over the summer. Hazel Morgan, who has worked hard in her deanery to help churches listen to those with disabilities, and include them, has written The Joy of Knowing Pete – an insight into her life and faith whilst caring for her son who had Downs Syndrome.

Hymns, Pimms, and talent

The creativity that #SalisburysGotTalent has unleashed has been quite remarkable. Licensed Lay Minister Yvonne Allen has written of the unique way St Giles', Great Wishford, invested their £10.

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