A course to improve and practice

your skill at listening to other people


at Bemerton Methodist Church,

Roman Road, Salisbury SP2 9BHs


on Saturday, 21st September, 2024,

from 10am to 4pm.


Course fee: £20      Please bring your own lunch


If, after attending this day, you want to develop your listening skills, there will be three further Saturday courses:


19th October – Extended listening through mirroring

26th October – Experiences in listening

2nd November – Being a listener for the Listening Place


There is no fee for these courses

All will be held at Bemerton Methodist Church except the last course which will be held at Salisbury Methodist Church.


To book a place on the course:


telephone: 01722 325 294

or email: salisburylisteningplace@gmail.com

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’