All regular worshipping members of our congregation, staff and volunteers are represented by the Cathedral Community Forum (CCF). This is an elected body, which meets every three months and considers concerns and comments raised by its members. It also receives information and presentations from the Cathedral Chapter with the opportunity to add feedback - so it has a positive role in representing the peoples’ views to Chapter, and in providing a channel for disseminating information and news. Two members of the CCF are elected to sit on the Cathedral Council, and the Forum also has representatives on Deanery Synod and on Churches Together in Salisbury.
One of its most important functions is to consider the large number of requests received from local, national and international charities and then to make recommendations for the distribution of a proportion of the offertory and other collections which are available for charitable giving.
The Forum members (listed below) are happy to hear any views from the congregation on any aspect of the activities of the Cathedral. Anyone with any comments is invited to write to the chairman of the Forum or to speak to any Forum member - Forum members can be identified by badges and will be present in the Cathedral in particular following the Sunday morning Eucharist.
Composition of the Cathedral Community Forum (September 2020)
Ex Officio members:
The Dean, the Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos
The Precentor, Canon Anna Macham
The Chancellor, Canon Edward Probert
The Treasurer, Canon Robert Titley
The Vicar of the Close, Revd Canon Nigel Davies
Elected lay members:
Dame Rosemary Spencer, Chair
Colin Smith, Vice Chair
Patrick Thomas, Treasurer
Liz Barnard, Secretary
Emily Oliver, Choir parent
Julia Lever, Friends of Salisbury Cathedral
Paul Smith, Cathedral staff
Ex Officio lay members:
Angela Ford, Head Steward
Chris Barnard, Head Guide
You can download the minutes of the latest meetings and the Offertory accounts below - they have been published online to economise on printing.
Assessment of the Cathedral’s Services and Other Activities in Lockdown, June 2020