Parish of St Thomas and St Edmund

Welcome to St Thomas’s, the parish church of Salisbury city centre – a majestic building and a lively Christian community. God has called us to ministry at the heart of the city. In the beauty of our worship, we reflect the beauty of God’s love. Richly blessed, we aim to be a blessing to others: inclusive, compassionate, generous. Whatever brings you to this page or to our church, we hope you will be nourished in faith, and find us welcoming, praying, transforming.


Parishioners say what they like about St Thomas’s way of living in faith:
“Tradition without stiffness; Love without compromise”
“I love being part of the choir and the joy of biscuits and juice at the end”
“people rooted and grounded in prayer, aware of their love for, and dependence on, a loving Creator”
“the welcome was generous and the sense of family, community and belonging was instant”
“opportunities to explore and develop our faith”
“traditional services”
“strong bonds”
“superb music which enriches the services”
“ability to celebrate at the drop of a hat”
“like a second family”
“I love the sense of family, love and common purpose”
“warmth and welcome – whether someone comes as a worshipper, visitor, seeker after ancient sites, or something they know not what”
“thoughtful preaching”
“that old drama school exercise when one person stands in the middle, goes rigid and falls, trusting everyone else in the circle around them to catch them – that’s us, always.”
“community, people, inclusivity”
“sense of belonging”
“quality of the preaching”
“an education team arranges opportunities for learning, reflection, discussion, spiritual growth”
“refreshes me through word, music and friendship”
“tradition AND innovation”
“ability to embrace and enjoy change”
“a feeling of community and where you can meet other people who you may not otherwise have met who enjoy the same sort of things as you”
“wonderful bunch of people who gather at 8am to pray together”
“spiritual,friendly and supportive community”
“peace and calmness of the building”
“a family lovingly embracing everyone, warts and all”
“one of the best things about St Thomas’s is the choir (and getting paid)”
“the friendly welcome I get every Sunday”
“sacramental well central to a community of prayer, support and learning”
“I like the communion wine”
“I absolutely love the music at St Thomas’s and I’m forever thankful for the wonderful group of people I have met”
“being able to be involved and feel a part of what is going on”
“strong community spirit”
“our second family and home”
“general ambiance of camaraderie and willingness to help”
“powers of spiritual renewal and refreshment”
“I value the people and what I learn from them, clergy or laity”

WELCOMING

Visit us

Visitors can drop in any time from 9am to early evening to view this medieval 800-year-old [more]


Celebrate with us

St Thomas’s annual Christmas Tree Festival is now open for registering tree and nativity scene entries. Click here for details.


Contact the team

The Rector heads a team of full- and part-time clergy supported by the Parish [more]


Hire us

Whether it’s for large public events, concerts or small meetings, St Thomas’s has the facilities to [more].


Stay safe

We welcome everyone and try to make sure that all – especially vulnerable children, young people and adults – are safe to [more]


PRAYING

Worship with us

We offer three Sunday services plus 8am weekday services every day except Saturday using [more]


Bring the kids

“Tommy’s Corner” in the church is a quiet refuge for parents during services. School age [more]


Sing with us

Sing hymns with our fine all-age choir at our Sunday services, with music from different periods and [more]


Listen to our bells

Our bellringers ring us to worship on Sundays: click here for a 30-second sample of our ring of eight [more]


Remember the departed

We offer a quiet, appropriate setting for a church funeral and [more]


TRANSFORMING

Ask us for help

Our clergy team can give personal advice and help with homelessness and financial troubles, so do [more]


Learn and grow with us

Different study and discussion groups can help to deepen and grow your faith by [more]


Tie the knot

Make your wedding vows in the beautiful and historical setting of St Thomas’s. Our clergy are [more]


Join as new members

You can become a Christian at any age, so speak to us about baptism and confirmation [more]


Support our charities

We’re giving to two charities – one in Sudan and one in the UK – to help transform the lives [more]