• 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 September

    Advent is approaching and with it the Church's calendar turns back to the beginning.  We wait again for the coming of Christ into the world.  But first it is time to take stock, for we know that Jesus' word comes to us, sown like seed in our lives, and that we are 'appointed to go and bear fruit'.  We each bear different fruit, but at Harvest these gifts are celebrated so that when Jesus' word is once again sown in our lives we are ready to nourish its growth in us.  Think of the gifts in your life; and consider how, in the Advent when we wait for Christ, those gifts will nourish the new fruit of the new year.

                                           Rev'd Dominic Thornton 

    Lord of life, You broke down the barriers when you crept in beside us, Opening our eyes and warming our hearts; Give us grace to live your hope in the challenging places of this world, That together we may know the peace and wonder of your Kingdom. 


    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 inside the church, tours around the churchyard and a tour of the near city along with music from our choir and Organ Master plus refreshments and, of course, lots to see and enjoy in the church. More information here.

    The Christmas Tree Festival ... entries now welcomed!Christmas Tree Festival logo
    We know how popular our Festival is and entries are now welcomed until 6th November. Entries are free and the online application form is available here. 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 or your Nativity Scene! We are looking forward to viewing your creativity.

    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.

    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: 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

    08:00 Holy Communion
    10:15 Parish Communion
    10:15 Sunday Club
    12:30 Baptism Daisy
    18:00 Evensong
    18:00 Harvest Festival

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    10:30 Holy Communion
    18:30 Junior Choir Practice
    18:45 Girls' Choir Practice

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    09:00 Bookstall
    09:30 Coffee morning
    10:00 Praying Together
    14:30 Tommy's Toddlers
    19:30 Meditation classes
    19:30 The Big Questions at The Ox Row Inn

    08:00 Holy Communion
    08:00 Pantry Partnership Drop in Cooking
    18:00 PCC members event in St Thomas House
    19:30 Contemplative Community in St Thomas's House

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    19:30 Alcoholics Anonymous
    19:30 Bell ringing practice

    08:00 Morning Prayer
    09:30 Holy Communion
    10:00 Church Cleaning
    10:00 Friday Fundraising Cafe
    11:30 St Thomas's Book Group
    18:15 Al Anon Family Group - St Thomas's House
    18:15 Boy's Choir Practice
    18:45 Adults' Choir Practice
    20:00 Dr Richard Topping Lecture

    09:00 Bookstall
    09:30 Coffee morning


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