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."
Thought for the Month from The Rector Canon David Linaker
Prayer for July
"The opposite of faith isn't doubt, it's certainty!"
Fr Herbert Kelly Founder of the Society of the Sacred Mission.
Can we befriend both our faith and our doubt and avoid the idol of certainty?
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day.
Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, then.
Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: "The Lord is my strength and my shield.
My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped.
He is not only with me but in me,
And I in Him.
St. Francis de Sales
See more at: http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/Inspirational-Prayers.html#sthash.DNdyrw4G.dpuf
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.
Pilgrimage to Canterbury, 3 - 13 August
The Friends have found 3 volunteers to walk from St Thomas's church in Salisbury to St Thomas's shrine in Canterbury to raise money - only 180 miles in 11 days!
Please support them by becoming a Pledging Pilgrim. You can also join in the pilgrimage by walking part of the route. Total raised so far: £1,800.00. Thank you to all our supporters so far.
Read their blog here. More info here.
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 email@example.com.
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org