St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury  Welcome

Situated just south of Salisbury's Cathedral Close, adjacent to the Old Harnham or Ayleswade Bridge, The Hospital of St. Nicholas, is a flourishing and vibrant Christian community of men and women called to live in fellowship with one another, loving and serving God as our forebears have done for 800 years in this beautiful place.

For many people, our Hospital is forever associated with Anthony Trollope's Barchester, as the original of the instituition so vividly described in The Warden. While we are glad to acknowledge our fictional fosterchild, St. Nicholas today is so much more than a footnote in literary history or a picturesque part of Salisbury's civic heritage. As an almshouse with a rich and varied tradition of service since its founding in the early 13th century for 'the reception, care and maintenance of Christ's poor, sick and infirm', we continue the tradition here of hospitality (hence "hospital") and daily worship in our medieval chapel beside the River Avon.

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St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury  Signatures

The River Avon near St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury Resident Housing St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury Badge St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury The Gate Plaque St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury The Masters House St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury The nearby Cathedral