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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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Thank you for the warm welcome

A huge Thank You to Meryl and Andrew who made my choir group so very welcome. I made a very last minute request for my Choir group to sing, guaranteeing their exceptionally high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge Thank You to Meryl and Andrew who made my choir group so very welcome. I made a very last minute request for my Choir group to sing, guaranteeing their exceptionally high standard, and appropriate repertoire, and they were so very appreciative of the warm welcome they were given. The church is just a short walk from the cathedral... More 

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Fordingbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful tranquil church is often missed by visitors as the nearby cathedral understandably takes preference. However it is well worth a look and right in the centre of town.

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this review

Thank you, Michael, for your review. It is a tranquil place in the heart of the city. More 

Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely beautiful parish church! Wonderful wood work beautiful and rare medieval paintings and you can buy a post code for 30p of the church and help support it - there is also an opportunity to donate. I was very pleased to see the WW1 memorial too with the map showing how many people from this parish actually perished... More 

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're very pleased you found so many of our little gems. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is more to be seen in Salisbury apart from the cathedral. This church has some unique features, including the Doom Painting ( go and look yourself). You should not miss it when in the city and it is surrounded by eating and drinking places so it can fit in with any stop in this beautiful city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A beautiful history filled church that is peaceful to visit. Truly still the town parish church yet filled with items that would be in a museum if in the USA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Go in and SEE the history. This is a wonderful addition to your visit to Salisbury....often over shadowed by the cathedral, the Church of Saint Thomas is an architectural gem.

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this review

Thank you so much, brodie52, for your wonderful review of our church. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Nice, interesting and friendly church in the centre of Salisbury. Worth seeing! Free entrance. Just a few minutes walk from the cathedral area. We could see the interior despite the fact that it was cleaned that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Built before Salisbury Cathedral, for the workers of the Cathedral, this beautiful Church is worth a visit in itself. It contains one of the rarest, complete Mediaeval paintings of judgement over the Chancel arch. This is well worth looking at. Also on the walls of a side chapel are some beautiful Mediaeval paintings. But this is also a place of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This church is worth a visit it was a stunning church amongst the busy streets of the city . it was amazing the art on the walls to the quietness a bit of history just a lovely time sitting for awhile (actually stepped inside twice on our stay to Salisbury)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This used to be my School Church St Thomas boys School on Bemerton Heath.We used to go there for special services and was actually about 2 miles from the School.It is a great place to pop in to if you are in town and you will still be in aw.The Church of St Thomas a Becket stands in its own... More 

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