Welcome to The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund's Website
"Welcome to St Thomas's website! Wherever you are in the world, we're glad you dropped by. Here in the heart of Salisbury we seek God in a broad and welcoming Anglican environment. Encountering God in a beautiful, but unselfconscious, worship, we pray that the encounter will propel us out to serve all God's people here."
As Christians, we are defined by Easter.
Without the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are nothing. If the Resurrection is true, then we are all transformed by it. We live a completely different life free from concerns about status, wealth or power. We are free from fear, petty jealousies and animosities.
This Easter, can we really live this truth and allow God to set us free and through us, free the world? The Rector
God of glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill us with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
APCM - 26 April
Save the date. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be after the 10.15am service in church, followed by a shared lunch. What can you give to St Thomas's? What would you like to give? Come and find out more at this meeting.
Do you need to join the Electoral Roll?
Read more here. You need to be a member of the church to vote at the APCM or join the PCC.
It is a tradition at St Thomas's that our annual Lent Giving goes to a charity nominated by the congregation. This year it is Morning Star (Salisbury). Read about the wonderful work they do with people who are hurting and broken hearted here. Please leave your Lent giving in a clearly marked envelope either in the black church safe or the Parish Office letter box.
Our Links page
Have you visited our Links page yet? Details of a variety of organisations that may be of interested are listed. If you know of a website or organisation that may be appropriate, do contact the webmaster.
Bell Ringers needed
If you are interested in keeping this very British tradition alive, please contact Nigel - email@example.com or Margaret - 01722 503 178.
Our Hand-bell ringers will be performing this year at the Christmas Tree Festival, the Salisbury Christmas Market and in church on 21st Dec. Details here. Come and find out more.
Redevelopment of the Church
The PCC has made decisions about the redevelopment of the church on behalf of the congregation. The following projects will be pursued:
A new West Door; new Nave Altar design; new Font design; new seating; new Children's area; new Bookstall area; new sound and lighting arrangements.
Please pray for the Redevelopment Team as they continue their work.
Choir Members needed
If you are interested in joining any of our choirs - Junior, Boys, Girls or Adult, please contact John Dempster, our Choir Master after a service or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Don't miss this little gem of a church - still retains all the love that was endowed on it by its builders. Very peaceful inside, although life throbs outside. Close your eyes and soak up the atmosphere."
Do you know any groups that might be interested in renting a room in St Thomas’s House? We now have three rooms available:
On the ground floor: the Canterbury Room is our largest room with a capacity of up to 45 people and a well equipped kitchen. This floor has 4 toilets. One of them has disabled access and baby changing facilities.
On the first floor: the Abingdon Conference Room is set out with a large table situated with a capacity for up to 16 people.
The Sarum Room also on the first floor is a flexible room which has a capacity for up to 20 people. On this floor we have a kitchenette and two toilets.
Please contact Lynn in the office about room bookings. The Parish Office: Open Monday to Thursday from 09.30am until 2pm.
Our Parish Centre is at St Thomas's House next to the church. We have a lovely room, well equipped kitchen and garden which are available for hire for business meetings, training, lectures, receptions & private gatherings. For further information, please click here to see our latest prices. For bookings email: email@example.com