Who we are

"The uniqueness of a diocese shapes its ministry and mission, presenting both challenge and opportunity. We share in this work together to reveal God’s Kingdom to all those we meet and serve. Enjoy exploring this website to discover more about our vision to be Making Jesus Known to the one million people who live in this diocese."

The Rt Revd Stephen Lake, Bishop of Salisbury

The Diocese of Salisbury is a Christian community of churches, schools and chaplaincies serving one million people, stretching over 2000 square miles, from North Wiltshire to the Jurassic Coast and Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

We're one of the most geographically diverse Anglican dioceses, covering a wide range of landscapes, from the rural villages to the diversity of Poole and North Bournemouth.

For more than 900 years we have been a regional presence of the Church of England, with a history of serving our communities. Today, as always, we are committed to encouraging people to explore their faith in Jesus Christ and discover how God's love can transform lives. We hope that you will join us in this important conversation.

Christianity is our shared, living faith which has a long and rich history in this region. Being a part of the Church of England means being part of something bigger than yourself: you are part of a community that stretches across the globe through The Anglican Communion.

Find a church function allows you see which parish, benefice, deanery and Archdeaconry each of our churches are in.

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