THE official launch of the Ark took place over two days at St Mark’s Church in Salisbury with many people attending to celebrate.

Mayor Tom Corbin and MP John Glen attended the official opening on July 28 alongside many church members and those who had helped to turn the Ark from a vision into a reality. 

Sarah Hardy, a church warden at St Mark’s Church said: “The event took place over a couple of days, but it was just wonderful. The second day was more relaxed, and people could enjoy the atmosphere.”

As the wood had been donated for free, the church had agreed to donate funds to a Salisbury-based charity and a cheque was presented to Andrew Lord who is the chief executive of Alabare.

Once the ribbon had been cut, the Ark was sprayed with fizzy water to celebrate its launch.

The journey of the Ark was portrayed in the exhibition and included artist designs from the Salisbury Men’s Shed and drawings from children at St Mark’s Junior School, Wyndham Park Infants School, and children from Exeter House.

The exhibition is still open to visitors on Saturday from 11am to 1pm.


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