Sponsor A Stone
Salisbury Cathedral needs your help to enable us to repair and conserve the fragile medieval stonework. By sponsoring a stone you can leave your mark and help us to conserve one of England’s most beautiful cathedrals.
60,000 tons of Chilmark stone and 10,000 tons of Purbeck stone were used to build Salisbury Cathedral.
Shafts, bases and columns are made from Purbeck marble. Salisbury has more Purbeck marble than any other Cathedral.
When the Cathedral was built each stone was carved by hand – no two are the same size or shape. That means when stones need replacing, each is specially made to order and still hand-carved, using the same techniques as the original masons.
Each stone costs between £500 and £5,000 to carve and put in place. Sponsors can have their initials carved on the back of their stone and will receive a plan of the Cathedral showing where their sponsored stone is fixed, together with a photograph of the stone.
We would be most grateful if you are able to complete a current Gift Aid declaration. Website Gift Aid 2015.pdf