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Repair and Conservation

In 1986 Salisbury Cathedral launched a Major Repair Programme that has seen its dedicated team of craftsmen and women work steadily round the building.   The £30m Conservation Programme is now within sight of completion and our aim is that by 2018 all the medieval fabric will have been secured for generations to come. 

Salisbury is one of only 8 of England’s 42 Cathedrals to have its own Works Department, preserving the ancient skills of medieval cathedral stonemasonry and glazing through apprenticeship programmes. We are also a founding partner in the Cathedrals’ Works Fellowship, a course administered by the University of Gloucester which awards degrees to stonemasonry apprentices

The Cathedral is currently seeking funding towards the vital repair and conservation of the Presbytery aisle on the north eastern side.