Church of St Thomas à Becket

The ancient and beautiful Grade 1 Church of St Thomas à Becket was built in c 1100 AD so has stood in Tilshead for over a thousand years.

An extensive programme of repairs and redecoration was carried out during 2011, and as a result the architect’s 2012 Quinquennial Inspection report showed the church building to be in good condition.  The Ministry of Defence is our Lay Rector, and is therefore responsible for repairs to the chancel, and there is a well-supported and active Friends of Tilshead Church which helps with the maintenance of the fabric of the church.

The church is cleaned and decorated by a rota of volunteers, many of whom are not regular churchgoers.  We are lucky to have a very good Willis pipe organ and an exceptionally gifted organist.

St. Thomas à Becket Church external view

St. Thomas à Becket Church, Tilshead
Photographer: Bet Druce

Services and Events

A calendar of services and events can be found here.

Salisbury Plain Benefice

More information can be found on the benefice website here.


Tilshead Church Committee

The Members of the Committee are: 

Chairman – The Reverend Eleanor Rance
Churchwarden – vacancy
Secretary – Ewart Grant
Treasurer – vacancy
Deanery Synod Rep – Gillian Goldsmith
Elected Members – Claire Cooper and Vix Mackay


Photographs of St Thomas à Becket Church and Churchyard