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The Bishop of Salisbury

by Michael Ford last modified 01 Apr, 2021 12:50 PM

The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam.

The first Bishop of Salisbury was St Osmund, appointed in 1078, when the dioceses of Sherborne and Ramsbury were merged. For a full list of Bishops, click here for Wikipedia.

The current Bishop of Salisbury is the Right Reverend Nicholas Roderick Holtam, who was enthroned and commenced his public ministry in the Diocese on Saturday 15 October 2011.

Click here for his CV.

Click here for selected sermons, articles and speeches


The Bishop will retire in July 2021.
Read the Vacancy in See document here, access a contact list here, and read the latest update here.


Contacting the Bishop

For more information, please contact:


Renewing Hope

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Learn more about Bishop Nicholas' vision for the Diocese via this page.


Bishop’s Office Staff

Mostly based at South Canonry, 71 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2ER. Directions

Tony liaises with parishes on behalf of the Bishop.

Sally leads on general office administration, as well as compiling our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.

Carole is the Bishop's Press Officer, based at Church House, 99 Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2QB. Directions

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