• 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."

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    Read The Pilgrimage blog here.

    Mission Statement

    ‘Serving God in the heart of the city'

    Sunday Services

    8.00 am      Holy Communion
    10.15 am      Parish Communion
    6.00pm      Evensong

    Services in the week 

    Monday 8.00 am
    10-10.30 am
    Morning Prayer
    Holy Communion  
    Tuesday 8.00 am
    10.00-10.30 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
    Rev'd Canon David Linaker

    Prayer for December

    'Be the change you wish to see in the world'.

    Attributed to Mahatma Ghandi


    As we journey into a New Year,
    may we have the courage to trust in your Grace,
    place our ultimate destiny in your care and
    launch ourselves afresh into showing in our lives the changes we wish to see in the world.
    We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord.


    Apprenticeship advertWe're Hiring!

    Fantastic opportunity for two 16-24 yr olds. We have 2 vacancies for Business Admin Apprentices working as admin receptionists in both the church and the Parish Office. Closing date: 14 Feb. If you are interested, please visit Wiltshire College website and complete the application form on the Apprenticeship vacancy page.  

    The Friends AGM and Alex Langlands

    The Friends were delighted to welcome over 60 people to their AGM at the beginning of January. Alex Langlands, historian and archaeologist gave an excellent presentation on the early history of Sarum. To find out more and read Alex's article, go to The Friends page.

    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.

    Thank you to the Tues Coffee Morning team!

    An amazing £8,696 was raised after cake expenses. What an effort! A huge thank you to helpers, bakers and the all important customers! The money is donated to the church funds. 

    Lent Giving 2015

    It is a tradition at St Thomas's that bids are submitted from members of the church to the PCC, for the opportunity of being the chosen recipient of the annual Lent Giving. Please submit any bids, with a brief outline of the organisation to the Parish Office up and including Monday March 9th.

    Grant awarded!

    community foundation for wiltshire logo

    We have been awarded a grant of just under £5,000 by the Community Foundation. We can now update our office IT systems and provide Wifi in church. Our thanks to Lynn for her hard work in putting in the application and to the Foundation for the Award.

    Link magazine Advent 2014

    Link Magazine 2014 - out now

    The latest Link Magazine is available now in church or online (click on the image to view). Have a peek and find out what has been going on and what's in store this Advent and Christmas time.

    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: 


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