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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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Nearly as old as the Magna Carta ....

Amazing building! Lots of activities throughout the week including book stall and coffee/cake mornings on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Services throughout the week and on Sunday they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Amazing building! Lots of activities throughout the week including book stall and coffee/cake mornings on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Services throughout the week and on Sunday they include a choir and bell-ringers. A church has been on this site for nearly as long as the Magna Carta has been in existence.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is the church built for the workers who built the cathedral, and it holds one of the great medieval Doomsday paintings. It feels a little gritty after the grandeur of the cathedral, but we loved its homeliness and simplicity.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Salisbury is a busy , bustling place full of visitors. However few seem to call into this wonderful City Centre church with its magnificent wall painting. Entry is free (in marked contract to the other over-priced visitor attractions) It is just off the Market Square and main shopping streets. The wall painting is one of the largest in Britain and... More 

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There are coffee mornings in church on a Tuesday and Friday mornings. Filter coffee and teas as well as lovely fresh home made cakes, absolutely lovely

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Address: St Thomas's Square, Salisbury Sp11ba, England
Phone Number: 01722 322 537
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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