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."
Thought for the Month from Rev'd Wendy Cooper,
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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 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 Lynn in the office about room bookings. The Parish Office: Open Monday to Thursday from 09.30am until 2pm.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org