The annual Commissioning Service for Listeners will be held jointly with the Pastoral Team on Sunday 4th February at 10.30am at Salisbury Methodist Church, led by Rev’d Dr Mark Cheetham
Do you want be a better Listener? A course which will help you improve your listening skills will be held on Saturday 20th April from 10am – 4pm at Bemerton Methodist Church, 16, Roman Rd, Salisbury SP2 9BH
This course is open to all. Course fee: £20 (Bring your own lunch)
Would you like to become a Listener? Three further training sessions will be held on Saturdays 27th April, 18th May and 25th May for those who would like to join The Listening Place as a Listener at the same venue from 10am – 4pm. There is no fee for these courses.
To register and for more details see the Courses page or talk to Cecil King or Sue Robbins
The Listening Place Christmas Tree was displayed at the Christmas Tree Festival 2023 at St Thomas’s Church and afterwards in the foyer of Salisbury Methodist Church. Apart from generating a great deal of interest and publicity for The Listening Place, the event itself was a resounding success again. 12,000 visitors from the local area, different parts of the country and visitors from as far away as America and Australia helped to raise a massive £20,000 for local charities. We felt privileged and proud to be part of this annual event and hope to do so again. If you would like to help create new decorations for next year, the please contact to Sue Robbins, Manager of the Listening Place.
Some of the bespoke decorations, made by our Listeners this year:
Awareness Raising Market Stall
On Saturday 30th September Listeners from The Listening Place manned a market stall to raise awareness of their work. It was hailed ‘a great success’ by Publicity Officer, Jill Lakeman. She said “We had a brilliant day. Members of the public visited the stall and we were able to explain our service. Some expressed interest in training to become Listeners and some people came up to say ‘thank you’ for the help they had received from The Listening Place. That was particularly heartwarming.”
Established nearly 20 years ago, The Listening Place provides a friendly and safe place where people can share whatever is on their mind with a Trained Listener. Listeners don’t interrupt, advise or judge but, by listening, can often help to find a way forward. The service is completely free and confidential. No notes are taken or kept and only first names are used.
‘Now, more than ever, people need our Listening service’, commented Sue Robbins, Manager of The Listening Place. ‘We are probably unique in Salisbury, as we provide walk-in, face-to-face sessions, where people can talk through their problems, worries or concerns’