Sponsor a chair

Help to make an important contribution to our cathedral by sponsoring a chair.

In 2003, the Friends agreed to replace all 1800 chairs in the Cathedral. Each chair – or more than one if you wish – may bear a plaque inscribed with the name requested by the sponsor. This could be your own name; the name of a church or parish, club, school, company, local authority or any other similar organisation; or it might be to commemorate someone.

Those sponsoring a row of eight chairs will become Honorary Life Members of the Friends.

If you would like to support the project but can only donate a small amount, this will be equally welcome. Chairs purchased from such donations will bear a Friends of Salisbury Cathedral plaque.

If possible, please make your contribution under the Gift Aid scheme by completing the appropriate box on the form. This will enable the Friends to reclaim basic rate tax on the amount you give. To qualify, you must pay an amount of UK income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to the tax which we will reclaim.

A list of sponsors and donors will be specially bound and placed in the Cathedral archive.

Should the total of funds subscribed exceed the total cost of the project, any excess will be added to the Friends’ general funds for the Cathedral’s benefit.

To sponsor a chair, or make a donation, please click here



1. Once sponsored, the chair will become the property of the Cathedral. Sponsorship of a chair does not entitle the sponsor to any special admission or seating rights.

2. The chairs are designed so that they may be moved and stacked where necessary. There is therefore no undertaking to keep a sponsored in any part of, or position in, the Cathedral.

3. While the chairs are expected to last for many years and every effort will be made to avoid damage, no guarantee can be given that any one chair will be in the Cathedral for any specific period of time.

4. The Friends reserve the right to have the final say as to what may be inscribed on the plaque.

Sponsor a Chair