Salisbury Cathedral’s Lent programme entitled Sanctuary – finding sanctuary in a noisy world,  takes place in Trinity Chapel on five Wednesday evenings from March 12. 

Canon Treasurer Sarah Mullally, who has devised the programme, said: “A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place - a place used as a safe haven.

"We all need places which are safe, places where we undertake journeys into ourselves, which are sometimes into dark places, but also outwards to the world and upwards to God.

"This programme explores ways in which we can explore our own spirituality and find places of refuge in a noisy world.”

Tickets are not required for the evenings, which comprise a talk followed by a discussion, questions and a short act of worship except for March 26.

That evening The Sanctuary of Music features an organ recital recital by John Challenger preceded by a short Reflection by Canon Tom Clammer.

This series also ties in with a sculpture exhibition, Sanctuary by John Maine, which can be seen at Salisbury Cathedral from March 8-July 23.

Programme listing:

  • Labyrinth: a Sacred Path – Nicke Fidgin, March 12;
  • Praying with your eyes open – The Venerable Alan Jeans, March 19;
  • The Sanctuary of music - organ recital by John Challenger preceded by a Reflection by Canon Tom Clammer, March 26
  • Finding the Spiritual in Creation – Brother Samuel SSF, April 2;
  • The Mystery Comes to Meet Us – Tony Nolan MSc, April 9.

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