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Soroptimist International - Salisbury

Soroptimist International of Salisbury is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Salisbury!

Making the world a better place for Women and Girls

If you are curious about what it means to be a Soroptimist have a look around our website to see what we do, or look at

Being a Soroptimist is about making a difference to the lives of women & girls both here in Salisbury and in the wider world. Find out how, by joining SI Salisbury, you can make a difference too.

Scroll through this presentation to learn about ‘What is a Soroptimist?’

What is a Soroptimist part 1  International organisation

What is a Soroptimist part 2  Regional organisation

We’d love to know if you’re planning to come to one of our meetings, so drop us a line at

What do we do?

For a quick look at our activities throughout the year, please watch this video 2021/22 and 2022/23.

Apart from monthly meetings, we raise funds to support our two main charities (currently Salisbury Womens’ Refuge and EdUKaid, a charity based in Downton working with girls in rural Tanzania)  and work on Programme Action, or projects. For more information have a look at our Projects page but here is a summary of some of them:

Women’s Safety Initiative – a collaborative project with other organisations in our city to improve safety for all,

Her Salisbury Story – a research project to write women back into history,

STEM – to promote science and technology as career choices for girls,

Bra collection – sending gently used bras to Africa,

Orange the World – UN campaign aiming to eliminate violence against women during the 16 days of activism starting 25 November.

Why not join us?

We meet on the 4th Thursday each month at the Baptist Church Hall, Brown Street, Salisbury. There is parking beside the hall and opposite. Please note that Soroptimists have no religious or political affiliation.

The meeting usually comprises, club business, a speaker, discussion time and if time permits ‘Getting to know us’: one of our members tells us about her life to date.

Our next scheduled meetings are:

April 25 – AGM

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available for a donation.  Please feel free to arrive from 7pm – the meeting will start at 7.30pm. Please email so we know you are coming.

May 23

June 27

We do need to conduct club business, but try to keep this as short as possible. Please note that no hard copies of club papers will be available so please bring your own if you need them.  They are available by email or on the members only page which is password protected.

Informal Coffee meet-up

We also meet informally for coffee and a chat at 10.30am on the first Saturday in the month in the Refectory at Salisbury Cathedral The next informal get together will be Saturday 4 May all welcome! Look for a Soroptimist leaflets on the table.

We have many projects underway, but are always ready for new ideas, so come along, meet us, make new friends.

Our news

For more information please see our Club News section.

Help our funds

Why not sign up to Easyfundraising and help raise money for our club. It costs you nothing, but while you shop online the club can benefit. Sign up here.

Our Year to date

Dates for your diary

TBA 2nd round  – ‘Ask for Angela’ – Janet Musgrove co-ordinating visits to pubs to investigate awareness and how this is used in Salisbury

Bra Collection – May-June 2024: hang on to those gently used bras until our next collection. Would you like to be the coordinator? get in touch!

29 April  Downton Recruitment Fare 1-7pm

18 May People in the Park (Queen Elizabeth Gardens)

6 October  Providing refreshments for Silver Salisbury (we will need home baked cakes)

Recent Club News

#IWD2024 Inspiring Inclusion

Sigbi asked us to provide photos for IWD2024 in advance, to be incorporated into their...

Celebrating Women

Digital fun Our February meeting began with some digital fun. We all tried out

Oranging Salisbury

November has been a busy month for Salisbury Soroptimists! Our Quiz Night was a great...

Quiz success!

Thanks to a hard-working team we pulled off another successful quiz night and raised over...