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.
New St Thomas's website underway
Thank you for visiting the St Thomas's website. This site has been in existence for several years and has served us well. A new and exciting website, however, has been constructed and will be going live in the next two weeks. We would be most grateful if you might bookmark this web address and return soon to enjoy our new website. Many thanks."
November is the month of bonfires, colourful leaves, autumn mists, and cosy evenings in. The appearance of children in their Halloween costumes reminds us that the month begins with the festivals of All Saints and All Souls – poignant occasions on which we give thanks for those who have gone before us on the way of faith, and celebrate our fellowship with the whole company of heaven. These occasions remind us that we too are called to be part of this cloud of witnesses, and invite us to ponder our vocation to live lives in which others might catch a glimpse of heaven and find their hope renewed. These thoughts come to a challenging focus as we approach Remembrance Sunday and its stark call to be bearers of peace, justice and reconciliation in the dark and broken places of this world. Seamlessly, November ends by drawing us into the season of Advent: the beginning of a new Church year and a time to be ‘stirred up’ to take our place once more in the ongoing story of the people of God - a message rather apt for a parish in vacancy preparing the way for a new Rector! This is a month in which to be challenged, inspired and nurtured on the way of faith – embrace it and rejoice in the gifts it brings.
The Rev’d Charlie Allen
You have knit together your elect into one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son, Christ our Lord.
Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which you have prepared for those who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Special Services and Events
To find out more about what's going on in St Thomas's during Advent and Christmas, please visit our Services or Events pages.
The Organ Appeal is launched
The St Thomas's Organ Restoration Appeal has begun. To find out how you can support the Appeal, read our brochure or click on the links below:
More info from The Parish Office or on our new webpage on the Support Us page - click here.
Redevelopment of the Church
The PCC has made decisions about the redevelopment of the church on behalf of the congregation. We already have our new glass West Door. The following projects will be pursued:
New seating; new Children's area; new Bookstall area; new sound and lighting arrangements, new Nave Altar design and new Font design;
Please pray for the Redevelopment Team as they continue their work and remember to check in the monthly Diary to see what progress has been made and is planned.
"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."
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 Meryl in the office about room bookings. The Parish Office: Open Monday to Thursday from 09.30am until 2pm.