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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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Doom painting

We came to Salisbury to see the cathedral but are glad that we stopped in to see the Parish Church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen M
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Calgary, Canada
Lovely church & history

I have visited a few times. Worth researching the history before you visit or take a tour. Check... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacky B
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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

We came to Salisbury to see the cathedral but are glad that we stopped in to see the Parish Church. The doom painting is very interesting, and there are also several other small medieval frescoes.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited a few times. Worth researching the history before you visit or take a tour. Check out the soldiers that appear at the chimes too.

Thank Jacky B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people come to Salisbury for the cathedral, but please do not miss St Thomas & St Edmund when you are here. It is a fantastic church with a beautiful carved wooden ceiling, old 15th century tapestry, stained glass and really nice feel to it....More

Thank UKD97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were amazed at seeing the wall paintings - and there is much more to enjoy in this ancient church

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is a bit difficult to find but well worth the effort. Visitors are left to explore the church and read the information with a guide hurrying people along. Check out the fresco in front of the altar that places the rector on the...More

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

Thank you, maryfort c, for your kind review. We do feel very much that St Thomas's is a hidden gem in the city and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This medieval architectural gem is tucked around a corner, near the marketplace in Salisbury. It is the church attended by the people who built Salisbury Cathedral, so it predates the Cathedral. The famous Doom painting over the altar is stunning and amazingly well-preserved. Around the...More

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

Dear Brenda P., thank you so much for coming to visit St Thomas's and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We also think it is something of a hidden gem.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited on a Saturday and found the church to be buzzing. There was a boisterous tea room, a book sale and a tenor singing with a pianist.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I visited the Anglican Church of St. Thomas Becket, Salisbury on the 2nd of April, 2017. It is considered the church of Salisbury, and originally founded in 1220 AD (most of the building that still exists today is from between the 1500's...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely Church well worth a Visit, Great for Families. Spent a few Days in Salisbury and was very happy we went and seen this Quaint Church.

Thank Our-Biddy01
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This church is a masterpiece of history and architecture. Beautiful wooden roof and lots of paintings. The atmosphere of a true church with a soul.

Thank Piotrul
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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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