Salisbury Cathedral Recovery Appeal
Salisbury Cathedral needs your help today as it faces one of biggest challenges of its existence.
On March 23 we had to close our doors, along with shops and businesses all across the city. During lockdown we lost all income from visitors, whether coming to the Cathedral itself, or the shop and restaurants. Our tours, events and concerts also had to be cancelled.
Taken together, the effect is catastrophic - we stand to lose up to £2m this year.
For 800 years this incredible building has been a place of worship and wonder. It is a place where people come to seek peace and comfort, to be uplifted and transported by its architecture, music and art.
It is above all a place of prayer, where people of all communities come together for mutual fellowship and sustenance. It is a place for everyone. At moments of sadness and rejoicing the Cathedral is the place where we can gather for reassurance. Its very existence provides a tangible link with our heritage and our local community.
Throughout the centuries the Cathedral has been protected and sustained by the steadfast support of those who love it, at home and abroad, sustaining it through civil disruption, times of plague and two world wars.
That’s why we are asking for your help now.
We need to continue vital repair and restoration work on our medieval building, to offer prayer and reassurance to all who need it, and to reach out through our education and work with the community. We need to play our part in the economic recovery of the city.
We recognise that this is a time of uncertainty and anxiety for many. However, if you can give a donation now you will be helping to keep this beautiful place alive for future generations - any support you can give will make a huge difference.
How to give
You can donate online now here.
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Salisbury Cathedral’ and post it to The Chapter Office, 6 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EF, marking it for Salisbury Cathedral Recovery Appeal.
If you would like make a bank transfer please email or call Jilly Wright for the bank details – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01722 555122.