Christ Church, Chalford

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This 18th century church on the main Stroud to Cirencester road and beside the Thames - Severn canal has a wealth of Arts and Crafts features. The stained glass is in part by Edward Payne and its quality reflects that the area in which the church is situated is known as "Golden Valley". The carved reredos, rood screen and font cover are particularly of note. The vital resource of the River Frome, next to the canal, is reflected in the identifiable fish species around the font bowl.

Its close proximity to the road means that these treasures need to be kept secure, so access - apart from at service times - needs to be through contact with clergy or a Churchwarden.

The community of Chalford continues the artistic tradition with studios, galleries and a foundry.
It is a microcosm of the cross over from agricultural to industrial life. The small but loyal congregation maintains friendly, welcoming worship in the moderate Catholic style. It has good relations with its adjacent Church School and its intricate network of narrow streets and alleyways where donkeys used to be the main form of transportation.
 

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Revd Stephen Jarvis
8 Ollney Road
Minchinhampton
Gloucestershire
GL6 9BX
01453 884545 (Vicar)

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Sunday

Parish Communion
Every first third and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Morning Worship
A service of Morning Prayer with hymns and a sermon
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
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Harvest Festival
Sunday 8th October 2017 at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Harvest Lunch
Shared lunch with St John the Baptist France Lynch (main course provided by Christ Church and desserts by St John the Baptist)
Sunday 8th October 2017 at 1:00 PM for 1½ hours

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14051
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: The Stroud Deanery (16111)
Parish Legal Name: Christ Church Chalford (160007 )
CofE Church Info: (616007 16/7)
Short URL: acny.uk/14051/
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This page was last updated on Monday 21st August 2017
 
 
 
Christ Church, Chalford, Gloucestershire, GL6 8PP

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