*Please check our website for the latest update on our opening hours, which are subject to change under government and Church of England restrictions.*
St Thomas’s belongs to the Church of England and is also part of the Inclusive Church initiative, which means that we are committed to ensure that all are truly welcome, whatever their story. There are services held daily (except Saturdays) – do join us if you can, or pop in on a Tuesday or Saturday morning to enjoy a hot drink and a cake, and a browse round our secondhand bookstall.
Our beautiful building is the latest one on this site which has been used for worship for nearly eight hundred years. Most of the building seen today dates from the 15th century, and the church houses many treasures from across the centuries. St Thomas's has always been the church of the City, and the painted badges of the Guilds are still visible in the medieval wall paintings of the Lady Chapel.
Visitors are drawn immediately to the 'Doom' painting above the chancel arch, perhaps St Thomas's single most famous feature. It is the largest and most complete example still surviving in the UK and was painted between 1470 and 1500. However, it was whitewashed over in 1593 in the latter part of the Reformation. It was uncovered in 1819, but then re-whitewashed! The final revelation occurred in 1881 and it was ‘restored’ according to the principles of the time.
In 2019, vital conservation work was carried out on the Doom, it was stabilised and cleaned; the removal of years of grime revealed the spectacular colours and detail you see today.
Visitors will also enjoy the strikingly modern altar table, built by local craftsman Matthew Burt, and created as part of a larger and ongoing project to reorder, repair and restore this wonderful church.
|2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* Current Services
Please check our website for the latest update on our opening hours, which are subject to change under government and Church of England restrictions.
8am Holy Communion (book of Common Prayer)
4pm Holy Communion (Common Worship)
8am Morning Prayer - Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri
4pm winter/6pm summer Evensong
- Event Venue
- Open All Year
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good83
- B9730YJpaulfChesterfield, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesStunningSaturday, 27th November 2021This church us quite stunning and even though its steeple rises high could easily missed as it sits locked into the surrounding shops and restaurants. That said it really adds to the whole... Read full review
- Sam NDerby, United KingdomIncredible doom paintingSunday, 9th January 2022This church was originally built for the cathedral workman. An amazing doom painting that was protected during the reformation and other wall art. Also contains a coat of arms of Elizabeth first with... Read full review
- Merlin1946Oakham, United KingdomFabulousMonday, 7th February 2022If you do only one thing in Salisbury go and see this church. The doom painting in its restored glory is fabulous . The whole church is welcoming and beautiful . And the grave stones and signs within... Read full review
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021