• 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."

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    Read The Pilgrimage blog here.

    Mission Statement

    ‘Welcoming Praying Transforming'

    Sunday Services

    8.00 am      Holy Communion
    10.15 am      Parish Communion
    6.00pm      Evensong

    Services in the week 

    Monday 8.00 am
    10.00 am
    Morning Prayer
    Holy Communion  
    Tuesday 8.00 am
    10.00 am
    Morning Prayer
    Prayer Group
    Wednesday 8.00 am Holy Communion
    Thursday 8.00 am Morning Prayer
    Friday 8.00 am
    9.30 am
    Morning Prayer
    Holy Communion

    Thought for the Month

    Prayer for July

    Healthy discipleship depends on the interaction of two things. God's Grace comes to us as a free invitation to live boldly and surrender our pettiness to the greater vision of God's love. So for us to truly live, we need to open our hearts and minds to the transformational power of The Spirit. This is how we honour God, Creation and ourselves!

                               The Rector

    Gracious God,

    May we surrender our smallness to the immensity of your love and know ourselves for the first time, beloved, whole and free!


    Heritage Day - 26th Sept with The Friends. 

    Friends of St Thomas's logoCome and explore the wonders of our church with The Friends of St Thomas's Church. There will be talks, tours, music, refreshments and, of course, lots to see and enjoy in the church. More information here.

    Horribly early notice of ....The Christmas Tree Festival!
    We know how popular our Festival is. We know that some folk like to be early with their entry into the Festival, but do be patient! Entries open on 1st Sept and will be accepted until 6th November. Entries are free and the online application form will be available on this website in September. The Festival itself is from 1-6 December (entry to that is also FREE!). Get thinking of a new and beautiful way to decorate your tree! We are looking forward to viewing your creativity. More info here.

    Welcome to Dominic - our new Curate.

    He will be with us for a few years and you can read more about him and his likes on the front page of the July Diary. We had a wonderful celebration of his arrival on Sunday 5th July at the Rose Petal Service. 

    Diary Dates: Holiday Club for the younger ones, Hilfield weekend, Rose Petal Sunday Picnic, Quiz Night, etc.

    Don't forget to check our Future Events page to see the variety of events promised in the coming months.

    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.

    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 - nigel.orchard@btinternet.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 choir@stthomassalisbury.co.uk.

    Latest comment on Trip Advisor

    "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."

    Contemplative Walk leaflet

    A Contemplative Walk around the church

    We have a new leaflet to help you walk thoughtfully around the church. Click here to view it.

    Renting a room in St Thomas's House 

    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.

    For a photo tour of the church, 
    click here

    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: 


  • This Week

    09:00 Bookstall
    09:30 Coffee morning in aid of Wessex Neurological Centre Trust
    12:15 FREE Summer Concert

    08:00 Holy Communion
    10:15 Parish Communion
    10:15 Sunday Club
    18:00 Evensong

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    10:00 Children's Holiday Club at Salisbury Methodist Church
    10:30 Holy Communion

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    09:00 Bookstall
    09:30 Coffee morning
    10:00 Praying Together
    10:00 Children's Holiday Club at Salisbury Methodist Church
    19:30 Meditation classes

    08:00 Holy Communion
    10:00 Children's Holiday Club at Salisbury Methodist Church

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    10:00 Children's Holiday Club at Salisbury Methodist Church
    18:30 Feast of the Transfiguration
    19:30 Alcoholics Anonymous
    19:30 Bell ringing practice

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    09:30 Holy Communion
    10:00 Church Cleaning - Team 1
    10:00 Friday Fundraising Cafe
    10:00 Children's Holiday Club at Salisbury Methodist Church
    18:15 Al Anon Family Group - St Thomas's House


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