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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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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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Surprisingly interesting!

Located in the heart of the city, this beautiful and historic church was a surprising gem to visit. They have their own excellent web site which I recommend you read before your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
coastalchris
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of the city, this beautiful and historic church was a surprising gem to visit. They have their own excellent web site which I recommend you read before your visit. I believe parts of the church predate the Cathedral which puts the church high on the list of important city churches. Many parts of the church and... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Literally found this lovely church by accident and loved the interior. Just to make it even better Salisbury Sinfonia were practising for a concert at that time and we were able to quietly sit and listen while drinking in the architectural details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent building where you feel so welcomed. There always seem to be something happening wether you just want to be relaxed or enjoy some of the events. The Christmas Tree Festival is something that shouldn't be missed. One od the best church choirs i have heard

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Thank James B
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely find, a church open to its visitors,remarkable wall fresos, warm and welcoming. A real treasure worth the time and effort.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lovely church with a really really ancient picture up on the wall. It holds great events like the annual Christmas Tree Fair & a recent brilliant public meeting about climate change. Has a good cafe too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We were in Salisbury on an excursion with a coach party. Not wishing to spend time in the Christmas market we went for a wander to the Cathedral which was closed .On our way back we ventured into the porch of St Thomas church where a local school were having a carol service .We were asked if we wished to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Free to enter and view The Christmas tree festival, showcasing over 100 man made trees. I loved the Nspcc tree amongst the many shown What a lovely gesture and a great thing to host... The Carollers were lovely to listen too....Well done Sailisbury I Love visiting your town

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This church is often overlooked because of the Cathedral being the city's main attraction, but it is a gem. The Doom painting is spectacular and even more so at night with the new lighting and glass doors installed, enabling passers by to look inside even when the church is closed. Winter visitors should make a date to visit when the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Our one night stay in Salisbury coincided with the Christmas Tree Festival and having seen one in Chester a few years ago for myself this was a 'must see'. The display and diversity of decorated trees and community groups that had partaken was amazing. This was then added to by a turn around of various musical groups throughout the day... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

you cannot visit Salisbury in December without visiting St Thomas's and being amazed with their Xmas Tree Festival.The church is adorned with over 100 xmas trees all different in size, colour and design and all created by local charities, business's and groups. there is a varied music programme including excellent school choirs from the area singing various traditional tunes which... More 

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