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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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Worship in Holy Week and Easter

 

Palm Sunday 13th April

8.00 am                Said Holy Communion with blessing of palm crosses

10.30 am              Parish Eucharist with blessing of palm crosses and procession (please gather in the parish centre)

6.00 pm                Choral Evensong for Holy Week

7.00 pm                Open to God (parish centre)

 

Holy Monday 14th April

7.30 pm                Eucharist with hymns in Holy Trinity

 

Holy Tuesday 15th April

10.00 am              Said Eucharist

7.30 pm                Eucharist with hymns in Holy Trinity

 

Holy Wednesday 16th April

10.00 am              Said Eucharist in the Guild Chapel

7.30 pm                Eucharist with hymns in Holy Trinity

 

Maundy Thursday 17th April

7.30 pm                The Eucharist of the Last Supper followed by the Watch (until midnight)

 

Good Friday 18th April

8.15 am                Morning Prayer in the Chancel

9.30 am                Service for all the Church Family (A special interactive service for all ages to explore the meaning of Good Friday)

1.00 pm                Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death

 

9.30 am                Stations of the Cross at All Saints’ Luddington

9.30 am                Good Friday Service at St Helen’s Clifford Chambers

 

10.30am               Good Friday Walk of Witness (assemble on Waterside)

 

Holy Saturday 19th April

8.00 pm                The Easter Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter for all the Parish

 

Easter Day 20th April

7.30 am                Service at the Cross (top of Bridge Street)

 

8.00 am                Said Holy Communion

9.30 am                HolyTrinity@Rosebird with Holy Communion

10.30am               Parish Eucharist with healing ministry

6.00 pm                Choral Festal Evensong

 

9.15 am                Family Holy Communion at All Saint’s Luddington

9.15 am                Holy Communion at St Helen’s Clifford Chambers

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: 

 

Tuesday 11 April

Closed from 11.00 am untill 3.00 pm for the following services:

Memorial Service of Jeffry Dench

Funeral Sevice of Wlodek Mosz

 

Friday 18th April - Good Friday

Church closed to visitors all day for Good Friday Services. 

 

 

 

 

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 14 April    

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.30 am

Lay Chaplain Available ... 1.30 pm - 3.30pm

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

Holy Communion with Hymns ... 7.30 pm

Tuesday 15 April 

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.15 am

Holy Communion ... 10.00 am 

Memorial Service for Jeffery Dench ... 11.30 am

Funeral Service for Wlodek Mosz ... 2.00 pm 

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

7.30 pm ... Holy Communion with Hymns

Wednesday 16 April 

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.15 am

Lay Chaplain Available 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Lay Chaplain Available 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

Holy Communion with Hymns ... 7.30 pm

Thursday 17 April - Maundy Thursday

Morning Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 9. 15 am 

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

Eucharist of the Last Supper ... 7.30 pm 

Friday 18 April - Good Friday

Morning Prayer ... 8.15 am

Service for all the Church Family ... 9.30 am 

Good Friday Walk of Witness ... 10.30 am

Good Friday Liturgy ... 1.00 pm 

Saturday 19 April - Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil (with refreshments at 9.30pm) ... 8.00 pm 

Incense will be used. 

Sunday 20 April - Easter Sunday

Said Holy Communion .. 8.00am

HolyTrinity@Rosebird with Holy Communion ... 9.30 am

Parish Eucharist with healing ministry ... 10.30 am

Choral Festal Evensong ... 6.00 pm 

 

Family Holy Communion at All Saint's Luddington ... 9.15 am 

Holy Communion at St Helen's, Clifford Chambers ... 9.15 am

 

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