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A joyous Dorset clergy and LLM day

The day was filled with fun and well-being activities as a thank you to clergy and LLMs for all the work they put into our parishes. This included; magic and comedy from Steve Legg, as well as his testimony and his trust in God, a drumming workshop from Drumbus and poems and music from Revd Ruth and Nick Wells.


Welcome to four lay ministers to be licensed on 30 September

On Saturday 30 September four new lay ministers will be licensed in Salisbury Cathedral by Bishop Karen as Warden of Readers, and many more will renew their promises, as they do each year in a service that celebrates this essential ministry.

‘Highly positive, vibrant school’ rated GOOD in ‘milestone’ Ofsted judgement

The small primary school in west Dorset has been judged to be Good in all aspects following a two-day visit by two inspectors from the education watchdog in May.

New Anna Chaplain commissioned

Jean Garrard, Lay Pastoral Assistant in the benefice of Charminster Stinsford and the Chalk Stream Villages, has become the first Anna Chaplain to be commissioned under a licence agreement between the Diocese of Salisbury and the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF).

How Winterslow Church is caring for God's creation

In their quest to improve the immediate environment of the church, Winterslow Eco Church have sought innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint. They have done this by using sustainable products within the church and reviewing their heating plan. Recently, they have looked at ways in which they can increase the biodiversity of the churchyard.

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#StainedGlassSummer: join in on social media

Many parish churches are full of beauty and history, attracting visitors from near and far. A large number include stunning stained glass windows, often depicting characters and stories from the Bible. To encourage people to visit your local church building, whether they are churchgoers or not, we invite you to share a picture or video of one of your stained glass windows, with some text to explain it, on your preferred social media channel(s).

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Church House items available

Church House items available for sale and collection.


Leavers' Service 2023

Children from across the diocese gather for their Year 6 leavers services at the Cathedral.


Ordinations 2023: a joyful welcome to our new deacons and priests

A wonderful weekend ordaining deacons and priests to serve God across Wiltshire and Dorset

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Chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury

Canon Tony Monds has served as Bishop’s Chaplain to Bishop Nick for seven years and seen Bishop Stephen through his first twelve months. Tony retires this coming week after the ordinations. The Revd Sarah Wood Roe has been appointed Bishop’s Chaplain from 4 September.

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