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The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund

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Address: St Thomas's Square, Salisbury SP1 1BA, 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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Outstanding doom fresco

We visited this lovely, vibrant church at the weekend, and it has one of the best preserved doom paintings in Britain which is breathtakingly beautiful. Met the reverend Plows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carole L
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Southampton, United Kingdom

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this lovely, vibrant church at the weekend, and it has one of the best preserved doom paintings in Britain which is breathtakingly beautiful. Met the reverend Plows who took a little while to talk about his church. A wonderful, spiritual place.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Salisbury should miss out this working parish church. If you only have half an hour come here not to the Cathedral. The architecture and history are astonishing, the Doomsday painting over the chancel arch is a national treasure and beautiful to boot. Also do not miss out on the southern (hidden) graveyard, accessible from the main road... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is worth as visit as much as the Cathedral. The Doomsday painting is beautiful to look at with so many elements. You could spend quite a time studying it. There is more to it than just the Doomsday painting. The architecture, the atmosphere and the history. Worth a visit.

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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 for your lovely comments. More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could be mistaken for the cathedral this church is packed with interest. Pick up a guide at the entrance as this guides you round the church pointing out the wonderful things such as the Doom Painting over the chancel arch and the history of the church and guides you round.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter-in-law and I stopped in here on a whim, while visitng Salisbury. It was so wonderful; the painting and the architecture. I'm always impressed to think about the people who built this place by hand, day-after-day, year after year. Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

A little gem and really worth a look. They have lots of interesting architectural and woven treasures. The parishioners were very welcoming but not intrusive.

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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 for your lovely comments about St Thomas's, I'm glad you enjoyed looking at some of the interesting features and artefacts. More 

Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Interesting hour exploring the graveyard and church reading the history and the headstones. Peaceful setting

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Found be accident, but we'll worth a visit. Beautiful stained glass windows. A good place to contemplate. Lovely freze just above the choir stalls.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 

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