• 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."

    St Thomas's bell tower

    The Bell Tower
    of St Thomas's 
    Church

    St Thomas's church logo

    This is our logo reflecting the photo above

    The Friends of St Thomas's logo

    More on
    The Friends of St Thomas's  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
    10.30 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
    from Rev'd Wendy Cooper,
    Curate

    Prayer for April

    Easter is not a part of the old accustomed divine order, of the ordered world in which we live, but it is an absolutely new, unexpected act of the living God, which interrupts and runs counter to the uniform rise and fall of the world's rhythm.

    Here we have the beginning of something new.

    Martin Niemoller 

    You asked for my hands that you might use them for your purpose.
    I gave them for a moment then withdrew them for the work was hard.

    You asked for my mouth to speak out against injustice.
    I gave you a whisper that I might not be accused.

    You asked for my eyes to see the pain of poverty.
    I closed them for I did not want to see.

    You asked for my life that you might work through me.
    I gave a small part that I might not get too involved.

    Lord, forgive my calculated efforts to serve you, only when it is convenient for me to do so, only in those places where it is safe to do so, and only with those who make it easy to do so.

    Father, forgive me, renew me send me out as a usable instrument that I might take seriously the meaning of your Cross.

    Amen.

    Joe Seremane. South Africa  Lifelines (Christian Aid 1987)
    Proverbs 31:8-9 Mark 9:34-7

    3 Churches Easter Workshop

    Come along with your children of any age to the three churches Easter Workshop at Salisbury Methodist Church from 10 – 1:30 on Wednesday 16th April. Our crafts include the traditional Easter Gardens and Easter Cards to the slightly more unusual involving getting your hands dirty! The event is free, with a small charge for refreshments. Please contact Abbi for more details on 07531 412 282 or yfw@stthomassalisbury.co.uk.


    Our Lent Appeal - South Sudan

    This year we will be supporting the Diocese of Salisbury's South Sudan Appeal. Our money will be given to SUDRA, the Anglican Church in Sudan's development agency as they make sure that the needs of those suffering in South Sudan are met quickly. More information here.


    Making Sense of Lent Lent brochure 2014

    Instead of offering just one Lent course, we have a series of events, workshops and opportunities for reflection around the theme of the senses. There should be something for everyone from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. To see what is on offer, click here for the full programme.


    A New Clockface for the Bell Tower The new clockface being installed

    We have a new 10ft wide clockface! The last one was 30 years old and was beyond repair. The new one has now been installed - see the photos and story on our News page.


    The Friends of St Thomas's logo

    Pilgrimage to Canterbury, 4 - 13 August

    The Friends have found 3 volunteers to walk from St Thomas's church in Salisbury to St Thomas's shrine in Canterbury to raise money. More info here.


    NEW: Hospitality and Catering Team

    You are invited to join us for coffee in church at 10.30am on Saturday 1 March to talk about this new team. Please come along to find out more or sign up on the sheet at the back of church for more information if you can't make that day.
    Do you have an idea for a social activity?  Do come along and tell us about it.


    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.

    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: 
    office@stthomassalisbury.co.uk

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