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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: +44 1722 322537
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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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Seeking Santuary

My wife and I were on a visit to the city and had travelled up for the day from Kent. We were wondering and came upon St Thomas and felt drawn in. We discovered the amazing... read more

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were on a visit to the city and had travelled up for the day from Kent. We were wondering and came upon St Thomas and felt drawn in. We discovered the amazing medieval Last Judgement painting on the Chancel arch .There is some information available in the church. If you have a pair of binoculars, even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was well worth a visit, all the trees beautifully decorated by different organisations, and music being played

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

So few English churches have their medieval paintings -- but St. Thomas' has a complete Doom painting, as well as three smaller ones (Annunciation, Visitation, and Nativity scenes). We were welcomed in by the priest, who provided both his own views on the history and paintings as well as nice written material. A community fair and booksale was happening. Nice... More 

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

Thank you, SESNoVA, for your lovely review. We are so glad you found us welcoming and enjoyed our medieval paintings. More 

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My sister and I have been to the church on several occasions for concerts. It is a beautiful church with a wonderful acoustic. We had a wander around during the interval looking at the carving and the stained glass . Lovely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The medieval Last Judgement painting on the Chancel arch is amazing. I first visited this church last year on a walking tour from the TI. I visited again this year and was able to spend more time looking at this painting but it is helpful to read a bit before your visit. There is some information available in the church.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We popped into this church while wandering around the center of Salisbury. The artwork and architecture looked like it would have been amazing but there was a lot of work going on so we didn't stay very long but we will definitely be back if in the area again.

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

Thank you for coming to visit St Thomas's church. I am sorry that the work currently being undertaken in church cut short your visit. We are having essential repairs carried out to our west end windows and I hope that next time you visit you'll find us better prepared to receive visitors. If you get the chance, do pop in... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

There is no reason not to pop through the door to this very English church with an extremely rare medieval doom painting! It takes just a few minutes to say you have seen it and add it to your experiences in life. It is quick to find, bring over the main arch. Although some parts are a bit gruesome it... More 

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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 review, I'm really glad you enjoyed our beautiful church. You're right when you say that the Doom painting is rare and we are shortly going to be raising funds to have it restored, as parts of it are actually flaking away, so it is good to know that people appreciate it as much as... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 

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