*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.
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.
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* 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
8am Holy Communion - Wednesday
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- Open All Year
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good82
- alexineberryClitheroe, United KingdomFantastic Last JudgementMonday, 26th July 2021Well worth the short walk north of the Cathedral. This church has one of the best Last Judgements I have seen. Read full review
- John GUnited KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAmazing stained glass and mural.Sunday, 15th August 2021Like most others I was drawn by the amazing mural above the altar. The church does have other fantastic features including its stained glass and impressive modern furniture. Read full review
- Amber SBrighton, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesBeautiful churchThursday, 26th August 2021Beautiful church. Well worth a visit for the amazing mural alone but also has lovely stain glass windows and a nice quiet atmosphere. Highly recommend. Read full review
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2021
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