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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 Fear and Horror of Hell. The Hope of Salvation.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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dublin, ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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London, UK
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Doom wall painting is a remarkable medieval survior that is rare in a church in the centre of a city. The church as a whole is light, interesting and obviously has an active congregation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Unfortunately for this church, it has to 'compete' With the cathedral. That is a lost job, but still this is a very nice church. Make sure to look at the old wooden ceiling.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A mixture of an old church and a very modern built extension, all in original Gothic style. Clear labelling throughout, and helpful staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

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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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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