- Diocese of Salisbury
Diocese of Salisbury Location Ecclesiastical province Canterbury Archdeaconries Dorset, Sarum, Sherborne, Wilts Statistics Parishes 459 Churches 582 Information Cathedral Salisbury Cathedral Current leadership Bishop Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury Suffragans Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne
Bishop of Ramsbury (Vacant)
Archdeacons Alan Jeans, Archdeacon of Sarum
Paul Taylor, Archdeacon of Sherborne
John Wraw, Archdeacon of Wilts
Stephen Waine, Archdeacon of Dorset
The Diocese of Salisbury is a Church of England diocese in the south of England. The diocese covers Dorset and most of Wiltshire (excepting Swindon and a part of north Wiltshire) and is a constituent diocese of the Province of Canterbury. The diocese is led by the Bishop of Salisbury (Nick Holtam) and the diocesan synod. Salisbury Cathedral is the liturgical centre of the diocese.
In 705, the Diocese of Sherborne was created, when it was carved out of the growing bishopric of the West Saxons. The first Bishop of Sherborne was Saint Aldhelm. However, the old Diocese of Sherborne covered quite a different area from that covered by the modern diocese. In 909, the Diocese of Ramsbury was carved out of the north-western portion of the Diocese of Winchester. In 1058, Herman, Bishop of Ramsbury, was elected as Bishop of Sherborne, and the two sees were combined under his personal oversight. This combination was more like the shape of the modern diocese, but with the addition of most of Berkshire. After the Norman Conquest, in 1078, Saint Osmund was appointed to the combined dioceses of Sherborne and Ramsbury, and moved the see to the castle at Salisbury. The original, Norman foundation was built on what is now known as Old Sarum, a hill to the north of the modern city. In 1220, Bishop Richard Poore began the construction of the grand cathedral on what has now become the centre of Salisbury.
In 1925 a suffragan bishop was appointed to assist the Bishop of Salisbury; owing to its historical importance, this bishop was titled the Bishop of Sherborne. In 1974 an additional suffragan was appointed, titled the Bishop of Ramsbury.
Until 2010 the bishops operated under an "episcopal area" scheme established in 1981, with each suffragan bishop having a formal geographical area of responsibility, and being known as "area bishops". The Bishop of Ramsbury had oversight of the diocese's parishes in Wiltshire, while the Bishop of Sherborne had oversight of the diocese's parishes in Dorset.
This scheme was replaced to reflect the increased working across the whole diocese by all three bishops. The two suffragans may now legally function anywhere in the diocese, and the Bishop of Salisbury may delegate any of his functions to them.
Archdeaconries and deaneries
- Diocese of Salisbury
- Archdeaconry of Wilts
- Archdeaconry of Sarum
- Archdeaconry of Dorset
- Archdeaconry of Sherborne
The Sarum Rite (more properly called Sarum Use) was a variant of the Roman Rite widely used for the ordering of Christian public worship, including the Mass and the Divine Office. It was established by Saint Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury in the 11th century and was originally the local form used in the Cathedral and Diocese of Salisbury; it later became prevalent throughout southern England and came to be used throughout most of England, Wales, Ireland and later Scotland until the reign of Queen Mary. Although abandoned after the 16th century, it was also a notable influence on the pattern of Anglican liturgy represented in the Book of Common Prayer. Occasional interest in and attempts at restoration of the liturgy by Anglicans and Roman Catholics have not produced a general revival, however.
- ^ "Catholic Encyclopedia: Sarum Rite". Newadvent.org. 1912-02-01. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13479a.htm. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
- ^ "Photostats of Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria 2565, Sarum Missal". Bodley.ox.ac.uk. 2009-09-01. http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/medieval/sarum-missal/sarum-missal.html. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
Anglican dioceses in the United Kingdom and Ireland Church of England
Bath & Wells • Birmingham • Bristol • Canterbury • Chelmsford • Chichester • Coventry • Derby • Ely • Exeter • Gibraltar in Europe • Gloucester • Guildford • Hereford • Leicester • Lichfield • Lincoln • London • Norwich • Oxford • Peterborough • Portsmouth • Rochester • Saint Albans • Saint Edmundsbury & Ipswich • Salisbury • Southwark • Truro • Winchester • Worcester
Church in Wales Scottish Episcopal Church Church of Ireland
- Diocese of Salisbury
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Diocese of Salisbury — Ancient Diocese of Salisbury † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ancient Diocese of Salisbury (SARUM, SARISBURIENSIS). The diocese was originally founded by Birinus, who in 634 established his see at Dorchester in Oxfordshire, whence he… … Catholic encyclopedia
Diocèse de Salisbury — 51° 03′ 54″ N 1° 47′ 53″ W / 51.065, 1.798 … Wikipédia en Français
Diocese of Winchester — Location Ecclesiastical province Canterbury Archdeaconries Bournemouth, Winchester Statistics Parishes … Wikipedia
Diocese of Oxford — Location Ecclesiastical province Canterbury Archdeaconries Berkshire, Buckingham, Oxford Statistics Parishes … Wikipedia
Salisbury (disambiguation) — Salisbury is a town in Wiltshire, England. It may also refer to:PlacesIn the United Kingdom: *Salisbury Cathedral *Salisbury (district), Wiltshire *Diocese of Salisbury *Salisbury Racecourse *Salisbury Plain *Salisbury Dock *Salisbury Crags, in… … Wikipedia
Diocese of Plymouth — Diocese of Plymouth † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Diocese of Plymouth (PLYMUTHENSIS, PLYMUTHÆ) Plymouth consists of the County of Dorset, which formed a portion of the old Catholic Diocese of Salisbury, whose last ruler, Cardinal Peto … Catholic encyclopedia
Salisbury Cathedral — Infobox UK cathedral building name =Salisbury Cathedral infobox width = image size = caption =Salisbury Cathedral from the northeast map type = map size = map caption = location =Salisbury full name =Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary… … Wikipedia
Diocese of Bristol — Coordinates: 51°27′07″N 2°34′19″W / 51.452°N 2.572°W / 51.452; 2.572 … Wikipedia
Salisbury — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Patronymes 2 Toponymes 2.1 … Wikipédia en Français
Salisbury, Ancient Diocese of — • The diocese was originally founded by Birinus, who in 634 established his see at Dorchester in Oxfordshire, whence he evangelized the Kingdom of Wessex. From this sprang the later Dioceses of Winchester, Sherborne, Ramsbury, and Salisbury… … Catholic encyclopedia