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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 #5 of 27 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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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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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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The church is beautiful. The vaulted wooden ceiling and murals worth investigating. We were fortunate to be in Salisbury for the end of the festival and so had ordered tickets for the string quartet concert taking place in the church on Saturday afternoon. The beauty of the church interior, mixed with the divine music of Haydn and Mendelssohn, made for... More

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were taking an early morning stroll through the city and were reading the historical information about the St. Thomas Becket Church on the marker outside. Along came a parishioner and told us to follow him. We did and when we got inside the church, he handed us a informational brochure and told us to have a look around and... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This old flint stone church is situated in the middle of Salisbury, so if you have any interest in churches it is an obvious destination. With its solid grey stone construction, it is probably more imposing on the outside than in. It appears to be a functioning church, but on the week day we visited there was a cafeteria, and... More

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