Sabbaticals and Study Breaks


Take time out to refill the spiritual well, through self-directed study, worship or prayer. Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere of Sarum College, situated in a Grade I listed building in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close.

Bill Bryson, in Notes from a Small Island claims, ‘Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England, and The Close around it the most beautiful space.’  What better place to regain spiritual energy?

While you are here, there are opportunities to attend concurrent courses or seminars at a reduced rate, use our extensive library facilities, browse in the bookshop and enjoy delicious home-cooked food in the College Dining Room.

Sitting room with sofa and chairThose planning an extended period of residence might like to stay in one of two Baker Suites which has a separate sitting room (see picture, left).  Please note that these rooms are highly sought after so it’s best to book well in advance.

The city of Salisbury offers a terrific base. The College’s central location means that shops, restaurants and cultural venues are all minutes away.


For more information or to arrange a booking, contact Alison Ogden in the first instance.

For room bookings only, email or telephone +44 (0)1722 424800.


Visit Ministry Bursary Awards for information, criteria and an application form for Ecclesiastical’s annual fund. The awards are open to all clergy in Anglican Christian faiths and aim to provide financial support to members of the clergy for sabbatical breaks and projects.

“As a lecturer from another Theological College, it’s always good to have an opportunity to visit and use the specialist libraries of other colleges.  Sarum’s arts, theological aesthetics and ministry sections held a lure for me and I was glad of being able to spend several days updating my reading and discovering new areas for thought.”

Rev’d Dr Jacky Sewell, Diocese of Hereford Ministry Support Officer & Director of Reader Training