Community links

The Cathedral is part of the Safe Places Scheme operated by Avon & Somerset Constabulary. Members of the Cathedral’s welcoming team are trained to provide advice concerning local support agencies.

The Cathedral is committed to supporting community groups which serve people facing challenging circumstances. ‘The Week’s Good Cause’ Donation Point provides a dedicated space for Somerset organisations, both to raise awareness of the group’s aims, and to raise funds for that work. Local charities, and regional branches of national agencies, thus have the opportunity to engage with the large numbers of visitors to the Cathedral.

For more information contact our Outreach and Learning Manager Miranda Young on 01749 674483 ext.211 or via email at


Amnesty Victim of Injustice for January – EGYPT

Azza Soliman is a prominent lawyer who has dedicated her life to defending human rights. She co-founded two organisations, the Centre for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance and Lawyer for Justice and Peace, to provide women in poverty and survivors of abuse and rape, with legal aid and support. The authorities have responded to Azza’s work by labelling her a ‘spy’ and a ‘threat to national security’. She faces trumped-up charged as part of a politically motivated case. Her assets have been frozen and she is banned from travelling. If found guilty, Azza Soliman faces imprisonment.

Former Prisoner Update – June 2008, GAMBIA

Ebrima Manneh was forcibly disappeared in 2006. In January 2017 the police informed his family of his death. No information was given and his relatives do not know where his body is.