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Diocese education centre opens in Wilton
2:47pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A £1.7 MILLION education centre for the Salisbury Diocese has opened in Wilton.
The purpose-built, multi-use centre includes training facilities, a refectory and classrooms, and is available for use by schools and school governors, as well as any businesses wishing to hire it.
It was officially opened on Tuesday by South Wilts School pupil Amelia French, the Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam, and the Earl of Pembroke.
School children also helped to mark the occasion by planting trees, while the Sarum Academy Choral and Broad Chalke choirs entertained those gathered at the site.
Bishop Holtam said: “This lovely new education centre marks a new chapter in the life of our diocese.
“Training courses at this centre will encourage high standards in education and parish work, which is good news for everyone.”
Year 8 pupil Amelia proudly cut the ribbon outside the front doors after winning a competition to design the cover of a Jubilee thank you card for the Queen.
The event was also attended by the Bishop of Ramsbury Dr Edward Condry; the Bishop of Sherborne Dr Graham Kings; the mayor of Salisbury John Collier; the mayor of Wilton Betty Belk; and the chairman of the Diocesan Board of Education Sir Al Aynsley-Green.