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."
Works continue on the church roof.
Thanks to a grant from LISTED PLACES OF WORSHIP ROOF REPAIR FUND
we are able to continue to maintain the north roof of the church.
‘Welcoming Praying Transforming'
Services in the week
8.00 am 10.00 am
Morning Prayer Holy Communion
8.00 am 10.00 am
Morning Prayer Prayer Group
8.00 am 9.30 am
Morning Prayer Holy Communion
Thought for the Month
Prayer for January
The times and seasons are turning once again as we continue our journey through Epiphany and begin our preparations for entering into Lent.
So too are the seasons of the land beginning to waken from winter’s slumber. The crocuses are preparing to bloom. Signs of growth are all around us once again, and yet we have a forecast for snow. The life pushing forward to meet with spring’s celebrations of growth will need to face some challenges before being established enough to bloom.
There can be a wisdom in not pushing through too fast. Lent provides us with a time to reflect and ground ourselves in the redemptive plan and purpose of God With Us in Jesus as we lay down our own desires, better to understand His journey to the Cross. Ours is not a call to comfort, but to follow where the love of God calls us, to live and be His love for all.
Rev’d Wendy Cooper
Lord, grant us simplicity of faith and a generosity of service that gives without counting cost.
A life overflowing with Grace poured out from the One who gave everything, that we might show the power of love to a broken world, and share the truth from a living Word.
Lord, grant us simplicity of faith, and a yearning to share it.
Diary Dates: 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and remember to check in the monthly Diary to see what progress has been made and is planned.
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