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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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The paintings on the walls and ceilings gave you a good idea of what a church was like before Henry VIII. The souls going to Hell with the Devil pulling them in were scary! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The paintings on the walls and ceilings gave you a good idea of what a church was like before Henry VIII. The souls going to Hell with the Devil pulling them in were scary! The whole painting was wonderful

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

An amazing church with a unique Domesday Painting showing the final day of judgement. The painting has been preserved because it was painted over twice in its history including the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries and was therefore saved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went inside during the walking tour and had to go back later to explore a bit more. It's a beautiful church, and the doom mural is haunting and gorgeous. The people cleaning inside (before Easter mass) were very welcoming and helpful as we walked around.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Situated in the heart of Salisbury close to the Market Square, St Thomas Church is often overlooked by visitors. But is a real gem. Built for the builders of the Cathedral, it dates from the same period and has numerous features from different stages of history. Primary among them of course is the magnificent Mediaeval Doom Painting on the Chancel... More 

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Set in the middle of Salisbury, next to the Market Square, St Thomas's is attractive from the outside with its clear glass windows and compact churchyard. But inside, one's breath is taken away by the magnificent Doom above the altar. As always, it's the sinners being dragged down to Hell by cheery demons that are the most interesting and this... More 

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dublin, ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Cathedral has a hundred good reasons to visit. This, in truth, only one. An approach, possibly an insight into the mind of the humble, medieval parishioner of Salisbury. Despite there being an element of restoration, reinterpretation in colour or figure, this is the most complete and fearful tale of Resurrection and Damnation inside an English Church – at least... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Probably the loveliest church I have ever been to. The Doom painting dominates. You can stare at it for hours and still not see all its intricacies. There are comprehensive leaflets which take you round the church giving you the low down on all the delights. A cafe in the corner, ensures that the place is bubbling with life. If... More 

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

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

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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