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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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Bauetiful early gothic church, more charming inside than Salisbury Cathedral

You step into a light filled beautiful interior. Whilst Salisbury cathedral has a stunning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew S
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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I went to this church during a visit to Salisbury, there was a tree festival at the time. The... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
B7152FJpeterw
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Southend-on-Sea, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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.

Reviewed 17 December 2017

I went to this church during a visit to Salisbury, there was a tree festival at the time. The church has impressive architecture and stained glass, it is well worth a visit,but it was crowded at the time. Recommended.

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi B7152FJpeterw, thank you for visiting St Thomas's. We're glad you enjoyed the architecture but it does get very busy during our Christmas Tree Festival. If you ever visit Salisbury again, do visit us again at a more peaceful time.

Reviewed 15 December 2017

Dating back to the original structure by some nearly 800 years, I could sit and admire this magnificent building for hours studying the construction and the architecture. You cannot but help but get an overwhelming feeling of awe for the history this place has witnessed....More

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, TJA950, for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to St Thomas's church, we agree that it is a magnificent building, with a wealth of history.

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Different, funny, poignant, pretty, thought provoking, amusing, reflective, happy, Christmassy and worth a visit.

Thank mevs44
Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hello mevs44, thank you so much for visiting our Christmas Tree Festival; we are really glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Walked by on many occasions thinking it was a Victorian church. Big mistake. Not as over-powering as the cathedral but more intimate as local churches should be. The Doom painting alone is worth the visit. There are many architectural features that date back seven hundred...More

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear ajc1945, thank you so much for your kind review; we do think this is something of a hidden gem in Salisbury!

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Lovely services and cafe in the church Tues and Sat 9.30 to 1200. all monies go to the church or a local charity,,,,,there is a web site they have a Christmas tree festival 1st week in Dec co in sided with the towns christ mas...More

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear teddybear423, thank you so much for your kind review of St Thomas's church; we're so glad you enjoy all the different activities and services we have here.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

You might not realize what a treasure this little church is if you don't go in and visit. I sat for hours drinking the mural in. It is a miracle. Put this on your VISIT list. You will not regret it.

Thank Radiantkd
Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hello, Radiantkd, thank you so much for your kind review - we're so glad you enjoyed our church.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Absolute Gem and do not mis out on the story from Salisbury. If you visit the town than this and the Cathedral are a part of the city`s history together with the Magna Carta. Discover the story behind the painting and its history. The church...More

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Meryl B, Manager at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hello Lennaert v, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit to St Thomas's church and our amazing Doom painting, thank you.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

A wonderful church, right in the heart of Salisbury. So many historical details to look at, from the impressive Doom painting, to the tombs of local dignitaries. But this church is so much more than an architectural curiosity. It provides a warm welcome to all...More

Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

In the centre of Salisbury it is well worth a visit and in particular to see the famous Salisbury “Doom” painting of the Last Judgement on the Chancel arch.

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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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