Service held to 'cleanse' and 'reclaim' Salisbury after nerve agent attack

St Thomas's Church Spy Service April 2018 2 (Ellie Harries)

10:41am 16th April 2018

A symbolic church service has taken place in Salisbury to "reclaim the city" after the nerve agent attack six weeks ago.

The Bishop of Salisbury lead the "cleansing and celebration" at St Thomas' Church, near where Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found six weeks ago.

Hymns and prayers from both this country and Russia were said and the Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police gave a reading.


Kier Pritchard said he was "honoured" to attend along with other members of the emergency services.

After the service a procession took place to the Maltings close to the bench where the former Russian spy and his daughter were found on 4th March.

The leader of Salisbury City Council Matt Dean was among those who attended.

More prayers were said at this location, led by The Revd Kelvin Inglis, rector of St Thomas' Church, and holy water was dispersed at the site to "symbolically cleanse our city"




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