• 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.

    Mission Statement

    ‘Welcoming Praying Transforming'

    Sunday Services

    8.00 am      Holy Communion
    10.15 am      Parish Communion
    6.00pm      Evensong

    Services in the week 

    Monday 8.00 am  
    10.00 am  
    Morning Prayer
    Holy Communion  
    Tuesday 8.00 am  
    10.00 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
    Prayer for
    the Month
    Change is never easy – we are comfortable with the known and familiar. St Thomas’s is adapting to the departure of David after ten wonderful years of ministry in this parish. Moments of change offer opportunities for reflection, reassessment and new beginnings. It is essential that this moment of change is grounded in prayer and that all holding positions of responsibility in the parish are held in your prayers – especially the Churchwardens, for at the heart of this moment is our gracious Father leading and directing our discernment for the future of St Thomas’s. Isaiah was clear: “Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” We must be alert to the vision God has for us, for the new roads we are to travel and the new opportunities for mission and ministry. So please pray: Loving God, with hope and confidence in our hearts, we enter this time of new beginnings. Be with us and guide us on our way. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen
    The Rev’d Jonathan Plows
    God our Father,
    you have called us to be your people
    in this place;

    at this time of uncertainty and change
    send your Holy Spirit
    to give us vision
    and make us faithful
    in prayer and in service;

    give wisdom to those
    who will choose our new Rector,
    and send us,
    not the person we think we want,
    but the person you know we need
    to help us fulfil your plans for us
    in the days and years ahead;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord

    The Christmas Tree Festival 2016

    If you would like to enter a Christmas tree or Nativity scene into this year's Festival, please fill in one of our online application forms - visit our page here. 

    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:

    Information arrow Regular Giving for the Organ Appeal 2016 Gift Aid it for the Organ Appeal 2016 Sponsor an item link for Organ Appeal 2016

    More info from The Parish Office or on our new webpage on the Support Us page - click here.

    Sponsored Peal for Organ Fund - Sun 9th October

    Tenor bell image

    2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of our heaviest bell by Abraham Rudhall of the famous Gloucester bellfoundry. To mark this, a peal will be attempted on Sunday 9th October starting at about 2.15pm and lasting, if successful, for over three hours. The ringers wish to help the Organ Appeal so are asking people to sponsor the peal. For more details about what constitutes a peal, see “What is a Peal” also on this website.

    We have recently installed CCTV in the tower and hope to relay live pictures of the bells and some of the ringers into the church during the peal (our tenor bell is pictured here).

    Sponsorship forms are available by the organ display, on this website, from the ringers or the organ fundraising team: Nigel Orchard, David Power, John Dempster, Ute Schwarting, Jonathan Plows, Peter Horwood and Jane Beaumont. 

    History of St Thomas & St Edmund's church

    Guide to St Thomas'sIf you would like to know more about our beautiful church, have a browse of our Buildings pageLearn about the Doom Paintingthe 3 wonderful medieval wall paintings in the Lady Chapel, the Funeral Hatchmentsthe Salisbury Book of Remembrance and much more. 

    Parish Day - March 2016

    A fascinating time was had at our recent Parish Day. Click here to read the full report of what was said, felt and discussed.

    Diary imageDiary Dates: Don't forget to check our Future Events page to see the variety of events promised in the coming months. And check out our current month's diary for what's happening soon at St Thomas's.

    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 - 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 and remember to check in the monthly Diary to see what progress has been made and is planned.

    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 Meryl  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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