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Welcome To Holy Trinity
Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare's Church


OUR VISION

To be bridge-builders, bringing God to people and people to God, in the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ

Holy Trinity, Stratford, on the banks of the River Avon, is probably England's most visited Parish Church. As well as being a thriving Parish church, it receives many thousands of visitors each year due to the fact that William Shakespeare was baptised here, worshipped here, and is buried in the chancel.

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Soundbites Free Concerts in August 

This Wednesday at 1.00 pm our director of music Benedict Wilson and his sister Eleanor will perform a piano recital.  

Sandwiches and other refreshments will be available from 12.30 p.m.  Any money raised will help the Friends support the music of Holy Trinity.

 

Church Closures

NO ACCESS TO SHAKESPEARE'S grave at the following times:

 

Regular closures:

Chancel is closed (no access to Shakespeare's grave) on Tuesdays 10 am - 11.15 am for Holy Communion. Rest of church open to visitors. 

There is no access to Shakespeare's grave on Sunday mornings, when services are taking place. Church is usually open to visitors 12.15 - 5 pm on Sundays, unless Baptisms are taking place after the morning service, when church will be closed until 1.30 pm. 

Other closures: 

Wednesday 27th August

There is no access to the grave during the Soundbites concert at 1.00 through to 1.30 pm.

The church will close to visitors at 2.00 pm approx. for the Memorial Service of David Biddle. The church will re-open at 4.00 pm approx. 

 

Thursday 28th August

The church will be closed to visitors between approx. 2.30pm and 4.30 pm for the following service: 

Memorial Service for Patricia McLean 

Friday 29th August

The church will be closed to visitors between approx.12.00 noon and 2.00pm for the following service:

Funeral Service for Margaret Hiatt. 

Sunday 31st August 

The church will be closed today untill 1.30 due to this Sunday's Baptism service. 

 

 

 

 

 

Services This Week

See Church Closures to find out when access to Shakespeare's grave is restricted due to weddings, funerals or other special services

Every week: Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel (access allowed to other parts of the church)  at 9.30 am on Mondays, 9.15 am Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.

On Sundays there are services at 8 am, 10.30 am and 6 pm  (no access to Shakespeare's grave during services - but visitors are very welcome to attend)

 

Monday 25th  

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.30 am                 
Lay Chaplain available ... 1.30-3.30 pm        
King James Bible Reading  ... 2.30 pm                 
Evening Prayer  ... 4.15 pm         

Tuesday 26th  

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.15 am
Holy Communion ... 10.00 am 
King James Bible Reading  ... 2.30 pm   
Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Wednesday 27th  

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.15 am
Lay Chaplain Avaliable ... 10.00 am - 12.00 noon 
Soundbites Concert - Benedict & Eleanor Wislon, piano recital ... 1.00 pm 
Lay Chaplain Avalaible ... 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm 
Memorial Service for David Biddle ... 2.30 pm   
Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Thursday 28th  

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.15 am
Memorial Service for Patricia McLean ... 3.00 pm   
Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm


Friday 29th  

Holy Communion in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.15 am
Funeral Service for Margaret Hiatt ... 12.30 pm    
Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Saturday 30th 


 

 

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