AN “ENORMOUS” cathedral for bugs is being built in Salisbury.

Taking its sustainable approach to the next level, Salisbury Cathedral has arranged a youth eco event to help create the newly crafted wooden cathedral.

Those aged between 12 to 16 years can take on the challenge of filling the wooden cathedral and turn it into a bug hotel like no other.

Peter Atkinson, a minor canon for young people said: “The bug cathedral is enormous, and the plan is to fill it with waste products such as bee bricks, logs, and old beams that would only be thrown away. We may even have a living roof.”

The carpenter has now added the spire to the bug cathedral and once filled with sustainable products creating gaps and holes, it will be placed in the cathedral grounds to let nature take its course.

As part of the event, attendees can climb the tower to take in the views across the Salisbury landscape and they will learn more about the cathedral’s work with the peregrine falcons. 

Peter said: “The event is booked out already which is fantastic, but we are arranging an after-school eco-club in September this year for those who are interested.”

Salisbury Cathedral has already won a gold Rocha award for their sustainable approach, and plan to become even greener in the future. 

The event takes place on August 17. 

For those who are interested in learning more about the after-school eco club, email:

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