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Welcome To Holy Trinity
Shakespeare's Church


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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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: 


Thursday 24 April

The church will be closed from 2.15 pm for the following Service:

Funeral service for Bernice Pargetter ... 2.45 pm 



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 21 April    

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

Lay Chaplain Available ... 1.30 pm - 3.30pm

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

Tuesday 22 April 

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

Holy Communion ... 10.00 am 

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

Wednesday 23 April - St. Geroge's Day

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

Lay Chaplain Available 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Coffee Cake and Sonnets for Shakespeare's Birthday ... 10.45 am 

Lay Chaplain Available 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

Festal Evensong for Shakespeare's Birthday ... 6.00 pm 

Thursday 24 April

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

Funeral Service for Bernice Pargetter ... 2.45 pm 

Evening Prayer ... 4.15 pm

Friday 25 April

Morning Prayer ... 8.15 am

Evening Prayer 4.15 pm 

Saturday 26 April

Shakespeare@s Birthday Celebrations all day 

Sunday 27 April

Holy Communion .. 8.00am

Shakespeare Service ... 1.15 am 

Holy Communion ... 6.00 pm 


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

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


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