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Visiting Us

St Thomas's has welcomed visitors for almost eight hundred years, and is one of the essential sights of the city. The church stands in its own square at the north end of Salisbury High Street, a two minute walk from the Cathedral Close. It's packed with stunning historical and architectural features and unique art. Try to spot the "damned bishop" being led away to Hell in the famous Doom painting. Or try counting all 250 angels on the roof, walls and pillars.

Note to visitors: The doom painting and the roof are temporarily not visible because of scaffolding needed for restorers to clean and stabilise the painting and to clean two of the angel ceiling panels. We expect the scaffolding to come down by the end of October 2019. We apologise for the inconvenience, but we must do this work to preserve the fabric of St Thomas's. As a temporary replacement, there is a large display about the painting in the rear left corner of the church, including a high-definition photo of the painting. 

Opening Times

For services and prayer
Open daily from 8am until 5pm, Sundays 8am until 6:45pm

Please check the calendar for service times. 

For sightseeing
Open weekdays: 9am - 5pm, Sundays: 12pm - 5pm

Please be aware that services may be happening during sightseeing hours. All are welcome to join in, but if you prefer not to, please respect the prayer of others. Notices are displayed if a service is in progress.

Use St Thomas's new mobile phone guide to see all the church's architectural and historical features. It has maps to show you where to stand to view each feature and short descriptions of each.

It has "Read more" links for visitors who want more detail, and also tells you about our plans for repairing, renovating and renewing the building, thanks to our Quest 2020 Appeal.

You can read the guide now by clicking on this link: www.tom.church.
Coffe and cake

Tuesdays and Saturdays 9:30am - 12pm

served in the People's Vestry.


Occasionally we need to close the church to the public for private bookings and events. Check the calendar for more information.

Accessibility and local information

Externally there are steps (with hand rails) and ramps to enter the church. Internally the church has ramps to all areas, though access to the Lady Chapel is only via the People's Vestry if using ramps. As with all historic buildings, some areas of the floor are uneven and some parts of the church have low light levels.

There is a hearing loop fitted for those attending services and events, and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities is available during coffee mornings and events. There is also free wifi available for your use while you are in the church.

If we can assist you in any way before or during your visit, we will do so wherever possible. Please get in touch with the Parish Office if you have any further questions.

How to find us

By train: St Thomas's is a ten minute walk from Salisbury Station. On exiting the station turn left and follow the road straight on over two mini roundabouts, keeping the railway and railway bridge on your left. Continue along Fisherton Street until this becomes Silver Street, then turn left between Carwardine's and Caffe Nero into St Thomas's Square.

Parking: There is no parking available at St Thomas's, but the nearest public car parks are a short walk away at Central Car Park, Brown Street, and Old George Mall. There are also a number of park and ride services around Salisbury. Further details of Wiltshire Council parking and park and ride services are available here.


Upcoming Events

Holy Communion (BCP)
Date 20th Oct 19: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Parish Communion
Date 20th Oct 19: 10:15 am - 11:20 am
Date 20th Oct 19: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Morning Prayer
Date 21st Oct 19: 8:00 am - 8:20 am
Holy Communion
Date 21st Oct 19: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Sunday Services

8.00 am - Holy Communion

10.15 am - Parish Communion

6.00pm - Evensong


Services in the week


8.00 am - Morning Prayer

10.30 am - Holy Communion  


8.00 am - Morning Prayer

10.00 am - Prayer Group


8.00 am - Holy Communion


8.00 am - Morning Prayer


8.00 am - Morning Prayer

9.30 am - Holy Communion