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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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Free Concert - Grace United Chapel Choir, Iowa

Thursday 24 July at 12 Noon - Free informal concert by the choir of Grace United Chapel, Iowa. Access to Shakespeare's grave allowed during concert.

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Soundbites Free Concerts in July 

This Wednesday at 1.00 pm Lily Locke will perform a soprano 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 23 July

The church will close at 10.30 am for the funeral of Donald Davidson and re-open at 12.15 pm

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

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

Lay Chaplain Available ... 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Tuesday 22 July Mary Magdalene

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

Holy Communion ... 10.00 am 

Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Wednesday 23 July

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

Funeral of Donald Davidson 11.00 am

Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Thursday 24 July

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

Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Friday 25 July James The Apostle

Holy Communion in St Peter's Chapel ... 9.15 am

Evening Prayer in St Peter's Chapel ... 4.15 pm

Saturday 26 July 

Sunday 27  July  

Holy Communion Traditional Rite .. 8.00am

Parish Eucharist ... 10.30 am 

Congregational Evensong  ... 6.00 pm 

Holy Communion Traditional Rite at Clifford Chambers ... 9.15 am

Holy Communion at Luddington ... 9.15 am

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