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Monday 20 February 2023

Residents of Salisbury are invited to the city’s Annual Charter Service that marks the 5th anniversary of the Salisbury incident

Salisbury’s Annual Charter Service is taking place on Sunday 5 March 2023 at 10.15am as part of Charter Sunday and residents are welcome to attend.

The service will celebrate the signing of the Salisbury Charter in 1227 and the links between Council, Church and the wider community and will take place at the Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund’s, Salisbury. It is open to the public and Salisbury’s Mayor and City Councillors will also be attending.

This years’ service coincides with the 5th anniversary of the Salisbury incident. This will offer an opportunity for remembrance and reflection on those events that happened in 2018, whilst focusing on how the city has grown together, got stronger, and has progressed on from the many incidents it has encountered over the years.

As part of Charter Sunday, the Mayor and City Councillors will process from Salisbury Guildhall at 10am to St. Thomas’ Church for the annual service which will mark 796 years since the Charter was signed.

If you are unable to attend, the service will also be livestreamed and can be viewed here on the day: 

The history of the Charter is a fascinating and ancient story; New Sarum was made a City by King Henry III in 1227 by a Charter confirming the relocation of the cathedral from Sarisberie and establishing the Charter Market and the annual Charter Fair – both of which remain an vibrant part of the City’s life.