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The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund

St Thomas's Square, Salisbury SP1 1BA, England
+44 1722 322537
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Real friendly volunteers at this small church, we had an informal chat with the head bell-ringer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Beautiful quiet in the middle of town.

We visit St Thomas every weekend for coffee and cake. Parents, grandparents, and children. The... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Laura S
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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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St Thomas's Square, Salisbury SP1 1BA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real friendly volunteers at this small church, we had an informal chat with the head bell-ringer and then a look around inside the Church - humble interior but still full of history.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We visit St Thomas every weekend for coffee and cake. Parents, grandparents, and children. The building is beautiful and everyone is made welcome. There are often other activities, sometimes related to the church, sometimes to charities, or art and culture. There are regular Saturday lunchtime...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here while staying in Salisbury. We found it to be very interesting. The “Doom” wall painting above the chancery arch is worth the visit alone. The rest of the church is also interesting. Free admission, but donations can be made on site.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

While visiting my girlfriend we came into st Thomas for the Sunday service. We were welcomed the moment we came through the door and the traditional service was lovely. Maybe we will be back for a special occasion .......

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Small and beautifully formed, right in the town centre, St Thomas is a building of much interest and a place of soothing quiet where you can pause and regoup for a while.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Very unique doom painting you can see..on Sunday the were doing bells rehearsal (we have been told...) - gives real authentic feel!

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Fascinating piece of 13th century architecture, contemporary with the Cathedral, just down the High Street. A spacious, light interior (featured in Thomas HardY's JUDE THE OBSCURE) enhanced over the chancel arch with a mediaeval Doom painting. Don't miss the Jacobean(?) chapel in the south aisle.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

I have visited Salisbury so many times and am now in my 74th year and have only just discovered the above Church. What a find, it's fantastic and so, so beautiful. I have no desire to describe it, visit and discover this marvellous place of...More

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Dear Michael C, Thank you for visiting St Thomas's Church and for the lovely feedback. We are so blessed to have the church in the centre of Salisbury where we can share the history with so many people. Look forward to you visiting again.

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

The original church dates back to around 1220 and is thought to have served the workers on the Cathedral. The present day complex dates from 1548 and is in superb condition. We walked in on a sunny afternoon & had the place to ourselves. The...More

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Hi, Skeney57, thank you for visiting St Thomas's church; we're so glad you enjoyed our beautiful oak roof and our Doom painting and thank you very much for making a donation.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

You step into a light filled beautiful interior. Whilst Salisbury cathedral has a stunning exterior, it is gloomy and foreboding inside. St Thomas's is welcoming, superb architectural features and a feeling of peace.

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you, Andrew S, for visiting St Thomas's. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, we think it is something of a hidden gem in Salisbury.

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Response from Jon L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry bit late but the Bus would not go pass these from the Train station.
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