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The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund

Address: St Thomas's Square, Salisbury Sp11ba, England
Phone Number: 01722 322 537
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Ranked #7 of 25 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: St Thomas’s Church. A welcome in the heart of the city Dating mostly from the Fifteenth Century...
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

an interesting little church with some interesting wall paintings handy location in the middle of town

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Mid Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In the middle of Salisbury is this wonderful church which you could so easily miss. But we were fortunate because we had already been advised to pay it a visit. And how glad we were that we did for her is the most wonderful doom painting, huge and glorious, and worth a visit alone. But also visit for the atmosphere... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was walking around Salisbury. I had gone to the Salisbury Cathedral and was walking around the town when I came across this church. It's impressive! The history and the visual appeal is great. I found this church to be a hidden jewel! I was so glad to have come across it.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great doom painting inside, so you can contemplate the miseries of hell and the joys of heaven in between perusing books at the second hand bookstall!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth the time to drop in and spend a few minutes. In the center of city, so no problems to include in a visit.

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Gweek Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

To get a good impression of this church, look on line as it is very comprehensive. Suffice to say that anyone visiting will not be dissapointed. The Doom painting high up across the nave is spectacular. All the good people are directed down the left hand pillar, while all the sinners are directed down the right hand pillar. Interesting to... More 

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