• 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."

    2015 Tree Festival

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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 August

    Two things I have read recently have stuck in my mind and seem closely related. The first is that children are basically born with an innate ability to know and love God. The second is that children have a huge capacity for creative  thought.
    In studies measuring problem-solving capability, nursery children often score 95 per cent in terms of speed, flexibility, imagination and originality. Sadly by the time they become university students, this score drops to about 25 per cent – almost as if this wonderful, creative potential is educated out of them.
    I wonder if Jesus was referring to children’s capability for creativity, spontaneity and compassion when he said that we must become like them if we wish to be a part of God’s kingdom. Part of our adult spiritual journey is to reconnect with that childlike playfulness (that Keith Thomasson reminded us sopowerfully about a couple of Sundays ago) about the world and our part in it, which has the ability to bring us within kissing distance of the eternal presence. 
    Sue Hart, Children and Families Co-ordinator

    Eternal God, who is fire, breath and life, 
    You chose to come to us not as a king, ruler or political power,
    But as a child
    As one with no voice other than the cry of a helpless babe.
    Help us to rediscover our helplessness before you,
    So as to renew our creative compassion for your world. 

    Amen

    A proper welcome to Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh!

    Anne Claar has been with us for some time now, but at last we have a chance to say a proper 'Welcome' after her priesting in June this year. Do read more about her life and hopes in our August diary.


    Heritage Day - 26th Sept with The Friends. Heritage Day 2015 Poster

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    Come 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.


    Dominic ThorntonWelcome 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: 
    office@stthomassalisbury.co.uk

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