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 The Rector, Canon David Linaker
Prayer for December
If you want God, and long for union with him, yet sometimes wonder what that means or whether it can mean anything at all, you are already walking with the God who comes.
If you are at times so weary and involved with the struggle of living that you have no strength even to want him, yet are still dissatisfied that you don’t, you are already keeping Advent in your life.
Sr Maria Boulding
Jesus, Incarnate Lord,
you change us and transfigure our heart just as it is.
You do not ask us to uproot the weeds;
you take care of that.
With our own wounds, the thorns that hurt us,
you light a fire - and a way opens in us to welcome you so that what is most resistant in us, our failures, our refusals and our inner darkness, may be touched by your healing hand.
O infant Christ,
All you ask of us is the merest hint of welcome.
May your love overcome our fear. After Br Roger of Taizé
Christmas Tree Festival
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Festival such a success - the contributors, the committee and all the wonderful volunteers. More pictures here.
A new Hand-bell Ringing Team
St Thomas's wonderful team of Bell-ringers have come together to create a new team of Hand-bell Ringers for the Christmas period to bring us bells at a more immediate level! They make a fantastic sound and you can see them in church and around the city up until Christmas. Click here to find out where you can listen to the Ringers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLD OUT - the International Rugby Day - 30 November to see Fiji vs Barbarians is a sell out. Thank you for your support. Keep checking on our page for more events to support St Thomas's.
A Food 'Hub' for Salisbury
St Thomas’s House has been selected to hold a ‘hub’ connected to the Pantry Partnership. The hub will initially open once per week at lunchtime where isolated and/or food-needy people can come to eat communally through sharing meals, using surplus, locally sourced foods. Everyone is welcome to join us on the first Friday of every month - do drop in for a fabulous meal. More on our News page.
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 four 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 an area for drinks preparation and one toilet.
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: email@example.com