This diocesan map shows our 19 Deaneries (clusters of parishes) grouped into the Archdeaconries of Wilts (green), Sarum (pink), Sherborne (yellow) and Dorset (blue). Click the map to view it in a larger size.
Map of the Diocese of Salisbury
This diocesan map shows our 19 Deaneries (clusters of parishes) grouped into the Archdeaconries of Wilts (green), Sarum (pink), Sherborne (yellow) and Dorset (blue). Click the map to view it in a larger size.
 

Where we are

by Michael Ford last modified 06 Oct, 2017 10:20 AM

The Diocese of Salisbury covers a part of England that extends from the south coast up into Dorset and most of Wiltshire, plus parts of Devon and Hampshire.

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Geography

The Anglican Diocese of Salisbury is the seventh largest in area in the Church of England, extending over 2000 square miles, with a population of about 932,000. Within this diocese there is wide diversity in geography between the many urban areas and the deeply rural ones.

The diocese includes 95% of Dorset, 75% of the unitary authority of Wiltshire, the unitary authority of Poole, 40% of the unitary authority of Bournemouth, a small part of west Hampshire and one parish in Devon.

Poole is the largest urban area, followed by Weymouth & Portland, Salisbury and Trowbridge (the county town of Wiltshire), with many smaller towns including Dorchester (the county town of Dorset), Ferndown and Devizes.

Rural areas are grouped round a number of market towns to which the rural population looks for shopping and most services, especially in Wiltshire.

History

For a short history of the Diocese, click here.

International Links

The Diocese of Salisbury has forged international links with dioceses in other countries over a number of years. We have particularly strong links with four countries: Sudan and South Sudan, France (Évreux), and Latvia.

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