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Community Forum

All regular worshipping members of our congregation, staff and volunteers are represented by the Cathedral Community...

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Community Forum

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 (March 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 Canon Nigel Davies (from April 2020).    


Elected lay members:

Dame Rosemary Spencer,   Chair

Colin Smith, Vice Chair 

Patrick Thomas, Treasurer

Liz Barnard, Secretary

Rosemary Allen

Sylvia Roseaman

Sonia Woolley


Co-opted members:             

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 last meeting and the Offertory accounts below - they have been published online to economise on printing.


You can contact the forum by emailing