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Worship & Music

Salisbury Cathedral was built for the praise of God. That was the vision of Bishop Richard Poore, almost 800 years ago, when he caused a new cathedral to be built beside the river in New Sarum, the place which we now know as Salisbury. The Cathedral’s primary function is to be a living Church in which God is praised and God’s people grow in faith.


Every day, morning and evening, regardless of what else is happening, the offering to God of praise, prayer and worship takes place. Sometimes that offering is made by a handful of people in a side chapel, and sometimes that act of worship fills the building with colour, movement, music and light. We pray not just for the Cathedral community but for the world beyond it and for those who have asked for our prayers.


Music is central to our worship here, and our wonderful choir leads us in worship through much of the year. When our own singers are on holiday, we welcome visiting choirs who help us to maintain the regular pattern of choral worship. You can find out much more about the times of services which take place here, and discover more about the music and choirs as you explore our website. We hope this will encourage you to join us in worship, or ask us to pray for you.


Tom Clammer, Canon Precentor

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