Parish of St Thomas and St Edmund

Welcome to St Thomas’s, the parish church of Salisbury city centre – a majestic building and a lively Christian community. God has called us to ministry at the heart of the city. In the beauty of our worship, we reflect the beauty of God’s love. Richly blessed, we aim to be a blessing to others: inclusive, compassionate, generous. Whatever brings you to this page or to our church, we hope you will be nourished in faith, and find us welcoming, praying, transforming.

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Parishioners say what they like about St Thomas’s way of living in faith:
“wonderful bunch of people who gather at 8am to pray together”
“being able to be involved and feel a part of what is going on”
“community, people, inclusivity”
“sense of belonging”
“traditional services”
“I love being part of the choir and the joy of biscuits and juice at the end”
“thoughtful preaching”
“general ambiance of camaraderie and willingness to help”
“ability to embrace and enjoy change”
“one of the best things about St Thomas’s is the choir (and getting paid)”
“that old drama school exercise when one person stands in the middle, goes rigid and falls, trusting everyone else in the circle around them to catch them – that’s us, always.”
“strong bonds”
“I value the people and what I learn from them, clergy or laity”
“I absolutely love the music at St Thomas’s and I’m forever thankful for the wonderful group of people I have met”
“ability to celebrate at the drop of a hat”
“an education team arranges opportunities for learning, reflection, discussion, spiritual growth”
“the welcome was generous and the sense of family, community and belonging was instant”
“spiritual,friendly and supportive community”
“our second family and home”
“peace and calmness of the building”
“tradition AND innovation”
“sacramental well central to a community of prayer, support and learning”
“Tradition without stiffness; Love without compromise”
“powers of spiritual renewal and refreshment”
“I love the sense of family, love and common purpose”
“superb music which enriches the services”
“quality of the preaching”
“opportunities to explore and develop our faith”
“people rooted and grounded in prayer, aware of their love for, and dependence on, a loving Creator”
“I like the communion wine”
“warmth and welcome – whether someone comes as a worshipper, visitor, seeker after ancient sites, or something they know not what”
“a feeling of community and where you can meet other people who you may not otherwise have met who enjoy the same sort of things as you”
“refreshes me through word, music and friendship”
“the friendly welcome I get every Sunday”
“strong community spirit”
“like a second family”
“a family lovingly embracing everyone, warts and all”

WELCOMING

Visit us

Visitors can drop in any time from 9am to early evening to view this medieval 800-year-old [more]


Contact the team

The Rector heads a team of full- and part-time clergy supported by the Parish [more]


Celebrate with us

St Thomas’s 2022 Christmas Tree Festival will run from Tuesday 29th November to Sunday 4th December. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Click here for details.


Hire us

Whether it’s for large public events, concerts or small meetings, St Thomas’s has the facilities to [more].


Stay safe

We welcome everyone and try to make sure that all – especially vulnerable children, young people and adults – are safe to [more]


PRAYING

Worship with us

We offer three Sunday services plus 8am weekday services every day except Saturday using [more]


Bring the kids

“Tommy’s Corner” in the church is a quiet refuge for parents during services. School age [more]


Sing with us

Sing hymns with our fine all-age choir at our Sunday services, with music from different periods and [more]


Listen to our bells

Our bellringers ring us to worship on Sundays: click here for a 30-second sample of our ring of eight [more]


Remember the departed

We offer a quiet, appropriate setting for a church funeral and [more]


TRANSFORMING

Ask us for help

Our clergy team can give personal advice and help with homelessness and financial troubles, so do [more]


Learn and grow with us

Different study and discussion groups can help to deepen and grow your faith by [more]


Tie the knot

Make your wedding vows in the beautiful and historical setting of St Thomas’s. Our clergy are [more]


Join as new members

You can become a Christian at any age, so speak to us about baptism and confirmation [more]


Support our charities

We give to several charities – overseas, in the UK and in Salisbury – to help transform the lives [more]