Two stonemasons from Salisbury Cathedral, Andrew Kirby and Carol Merryman, have been admitted into The Worshipful Company of Masons as Yeoman Masons.
A special evensong honoured this and the skills and dedication of all the stonemasons, conservators, glaziers and their fellow artisans in the Cathedral’s Works Department.
Chris Sampson, Acting Clerk of Works, said “Andrew and Carol are both qualified and experts in Cathedral stonemasonry and it is a great honour for them to have been admitted as Yeoman Masons. We are also particularly delighted that the Worshipful Company of Masons have pledged further support for a new apprentice stone mason at Salisbury Cathedral who will be recruited soon.”
Salisbury Cathedral employs 9 stonemasons and they all work on the Cathedral’s Major Repair Programme restoring and preserving this built heritage for the future.