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The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund

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Address: St Thomas's Square, Salisbury Sp11ba, England
Phone Number: 01722 322 537
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Description: St Thomas’s Church. A welcome in the heart of the city Dating mostly from...
St Thomas’s Church. A welcome in the heart of the city Dating mostly from the Fifteenth Century, the Church of St Thomas a Becket stands in its own square at the north end of Salisbury High Street, a two-minute walk from the Cathedral Close. This has been a place of worship since the early Thirteenth Century. Please come in for a look round. Try to spot the “damned bishop” being led to Hell in the famous Doom painting. Or why not try counting all 250 angels on the roof, walls and pillars? There is full disabled access to all public areas of the church with ramps and an automatic door. Quiet, boisterous, contemplative, social: it’s always a good time to drop in to St Thomas’s. We’d be happy to meet you whenever you can stop by.
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A Great and Stunning well kept Church

Having recently moved to salisbury because of work I decided to try out the local church and have been to a couple of services. really enjoyed the worship. the people are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Having recently moved to salisbury because of work I decided to try out the local church and have been to a couple of services. really enjoyed the worship. the people are very friendly and offered a warm welcome and the church is really well cared for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

St Thomas's is often overlooked as it is so close to the cathedral. But well worth a visit! The Doomsday painting is fantastic! And the rest of the church is equally lovely and interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

look out for the dates in December to visit the xmas tree celebration where local groups, business and charities are invited to decide and dress there own xmas tree. every one was different and showed the excellent local imagination and creativity and is well worth a visit by all ages as everyone was impressed. please don't miss this event.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Doom wall painting is a remarkable medieval survior that is rare in a church in the centre of a city. The church as a whole is light, interesting and obviously has an active congregation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Unfortunately for this church, it has to 'compete' With the cathedral. That is a lost job, but still this is a very nice church. Make sure to look at the old wooden ceiling.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A mixture of an old church and a very modern built extension, all in original Gothic style. Clear labelling throughout, and helpful staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

The problem for this intetesting church is that being in Salisbury it has to compete with the wonderful world famous cathedral. But St Thomas's is well worth visiting for its histotical associations.

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Durrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a truly lovely church with lovely people. We went to the Christmas Tree Festival where 120 different trees were on show. When we arrived the organist was playing and the church was quite full of all kinds of people. The choir then treated us to some carols. The windows are unusual in that they are quite low compared to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Before Christmas the Church is filled with 114 decorated Christmas Trees,we listened to two children's choirs .The whole event was magical and the friendliness of the people touched us both.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was truly magnificent. There is an excellent medieval doom painting on the wall and the architecture in outstanding. I would definitely recommend visiting this delightful place. Although it says I visited in December 2013 it was actually July 2013.

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