We actively engage with the local community, working with families and schools to give children the opportunity to experience the life and history of the Cathedral. Through targeted work we build on relationships developed locally with prisoners, with care homes and with those living with dementia or special needs. We work with partners to respond to the growing societal challenge of mental health and well-being. By offering ways for those affected to find fulfilment, and by being a safe space that welcomes everyone, we seek to make a tangible difference to them. Every morning we pray for a nominated Amnesty International ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ and we work with Amnesty to commemorate significant anniversaries. We also support Churches Together, a group of over 30 churches in Salisbury who meet to praywork closely together on a regular basis, support individual churches in their work and mission and organize joint events. For more information visit their website here. Sudan Link The Salisbury Diocese has been linked to the Episcopal Church of Sudan for forty years. Mutual visits take place to provide considerable support for projects involving advocacy, education and medical aid. Violence and civil unrest continues in both Sudan and South Sudan and we pray regularly for fruitful and co-operative relationships, stability and peace for the two countries and all who live there. Charitable Giving The Cathedral gives a proportion of its income to local and national charitable organisations through the Community Forum. This year these are: Kids for Kids, Alabaré. Bridge Project, Family Counselling Trust, Friends of Erlestoke Prison, Julia’s House, Salisbury Women’s Refuge, Trussell Trust and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.