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The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund

St Thomas's Square, Salisbury Sp11ba, England
01722 322 537
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Salisbury
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very old church. This church always has something going on. Lots of schools use this for showing there choirs. every Christmas the place is full of "loving trees", made by different schools, Societies etc, e.g. the Alzheimer's society did a memory tree one year & dignity on another. There is a loverly little cafe inside.

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Southern England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

City centre oasis of quiet, historic painting and strong message of perils of wild life. Walk around outside as well to see clocks and tower..

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Birmingham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a delight, an ancient church with an atmosphere that shows how churches should be. Casually mixed among some great artefacts and stories, are children and parents, a coffee shop, book sales, visitors and community chatting away. A great atmosphere. Most churches of this age are very austere. This one celebrates the past and present, you can drink your... More

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Leyland, Lancashire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a 'working church' with a lot of history. The fresco was rediscovered years ago, you need to stand and study to understand it but the effort is worthwhile.

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cotswolds england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

What a happy contrast to the nearby Cathedral; a visit in quiet contemplation. This proud stone and flint building dates from 14 th century. Beautifully maintained (and a living church), it suffers a little practically and possibly quite literally in the shadow of the cathedral (spire). But it really is not outshone - this welcoming church is a happy mixture... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Lovely decoration and stained glass Close to the cathedral and easy walking from town center. An oasis of peace and quiet away from the bustle of the cathedral

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This church has a lot of history behind it. The doom painting (judgement day) is from the 1400s (or thereabouts)! Henry VIII had it whitewashed because it was Catholic, but it remained intact and is now one of the only Catholic paintings from that time period. They have all the information on little posters for you to read. The church... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Went to visit my family and friends in Salisbury. We got time to enter into the church. Weather was not that good even we liked the historical information and stoney gate as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Medieval paintings still survive in the south aisle. Well worth a visit and very close to the Red Lion and the Cathedral.

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Devon UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Enjoyed the Christmas Tree Festival. The Church was full of Christmas trees decorated by local organisations. Wonderful atmosphere. Saw the Doom painting. Very dramatic.

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