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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 #6 of 28 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Horley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well worth visiting whilst in Salisbury and right in the centre of town not far from the cathedral, The Doom Painting is the main attraction although it is a highly restored Victorian version. But you're not likely to see another very easily. These paintings graced the walls of most churches pre- reformation and this is a rare survivor. The church... More

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Newport Isle of Wight
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The other church of the city centre where the builders of the Cathedral worshipped. Huge Doom picture over the arch, but light and airy inside , well worth a visit.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ancient history in a. City setting a great prerequisite to the Cathedral! The mediaeval picture is amazing but there is much more to find out about too. See if you can find the escape stairs used by the alchemist!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Peaceful and serene a place to worship or watch a wedding OR at the right time a Mayor making ! Brilliant

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Buchrain, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't miss this little gem of a church - still retains all the love that was endowed on it by its builders. Very peaceful inside, although life throbs outside. Close your eyes and soak up the atmosphere.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stumbled across this church as we meandered our way around the city centre. Beautiful ceiling, frescos and tapestries. Worth well the half hour visit.

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Salem, New Hampshire
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Founded in 1220, it is a beautiful church. The painting of Christ above the apse is wonderful and rare since the Puritans tried to destroy these during the Reformation. The bell ringers are also very friendly.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had watched a programme on BBC 4 about the mural in the church so decided to pop in and take a look ourselves. It is a lovely church and well worth a visit.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great mural/painting - don't miss it and make sure to read about it! Hidden away but right downtown so easy to find.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Come here for a mixture of things. Angels, carved and painted. The wonderful wooden roof. The square tower with white stones ( and, when I was there, climbers on ropes). It has an organic feel to it and is less lofty but is just as interesting as the cathedral.

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