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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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Beautiful working church

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Dirne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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 June 24, 2016

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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Burke, Virginia
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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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