Our Works Department
Salisbury is one of only nine of England’s 42 cathedrals that have their own Works Department and the team is a multi-disciplined team of artisans made up of; Stone Masons, Glaziers, Labourers, a Joiner, a Plumber, a Technician, a Clerk of the Works and his PA.
If you have ever wanted to visit behind the scenes and see the masons at work there is now the opportunity to do that on a Stonemasonry Works Yard Tour on which you will be guided around the yard, banker shop, drawing office and saw shop where you will also have access to our "inspiration wall". Tours are every Thursday starting at 2pm, please follow this link for more information. Or to try your hand at stone carving, why not book a place on one of our two-day stone carving workshops that run through June, July and into August each year, information on available courses is here but please be aware that courses sell out extremely quickly and are time-limited to the summer months each year.
While we complete the Major Repair Programme we can currently take a limited amount of work from external clients in the fields of stone masonry, stone sawing, letter cutting (design, execution and restoration) and glazing (design, execution and restoration). We can accept local commissions, or if you live farther away but can bring the item to us we can work on it in our own workshops. Please, in the first instance, contact us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry.
We are also instrumental in organising the larger art installations and even putting up the Cathedral's Christmas trees! See the attachments below for more information on some of the elements of all we do.
Salisbury Cathedral Works Department | The Fabric Office | The Works Yard | The Close | Salisbury | SP1 2EN
Tel: 01722 555115 or 01722 555145 for masonry,
or 01722 555144 for glazing