Holy Trinity, Slad

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Small Country Church in the village made famous by Laurie Lee's "Cider with Rosie" - he now lies in the churchyard and this has become a place of pilgrimage for many admirers of his writings. The Church attracts many visitors and remains the spiritual focus of the village community with regular Sunday worship.

Here the major seasons and festivals of the Church's year are celebrated and the local community meets to mark Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. In addition special Harvest and Christmas celebrations are often held in the adjacent Woolpack Inn

Visitors are regular and are welcome to share our peace and beauty and participate in our regular worship.
Opened in 1834 as a chapel of ease to Painswick and dedicated to HOLY TRINITY.The Church comprises of a chancel and nave designed by Charles Baker of Painswick. A gallery was added in 1836 but removed in 1869 when a North aisle and porch were added to designs of Benjamin Bucknall. In due course it became a Parish Church in its own right. It not only served the village of Slad but the developing area of Uplands further along the valley towards Stroud. On May 11th 1910 a new Church All Saints Uplands was consecrated and these two sister churches now serve the Parish.

We recently had a new stained glass window installed to commemorate Laurie Lee, details of which can be seen in our Picture Gallery.

We have around one thousand graves in our 4 churchyards and please note that the current churchyard is at the top of the hill behind the church which can be accessed by following a winding footpath starting near the entrance to the church building. We do have fairly comprehensive electronic records of burials and locations and if you have a specific enquiry about a relative then please contact the editor. Donations towards the cost of creating and maintaining this information especially any provided would be gratefully received.

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Revd Malcolm Stewart KING
Tel: (01453) 759099 (Parish Office)
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Sung Eucharist
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Sung Morning Prayer
Service taken by Local Ministry Team Members
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Ends Sunday 20th April 2014.
Resumes Monday 28th April 2014
Choral Evensong
Supported by Uplands Choir
Every fifth Sunday at 4:00 PM for 1 hour


Praying Together
Open to all, lead by local parishioners.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 20 minutes
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Last Hour Reflection
Friday 18th April 2014 at 2:00 PM
Sung Eucharist
Sunday 20th April 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Parish Sung Morning Prayer
With Uplands and followed by APM
Sunday 27th April 2014 at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
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The Revd Malcolm Stewart KING
The Vicarage
Church Street
(01453) 765827
A Church Near You ID: 14064
Built: 1834
Architect: Charles Baker/Benjamin Bucknall
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: The Stroud Deanery (16111)
Benefice: The Stroud Team Ministry (16/217CX)
Parish Legal Name: Slad (160019 16/19)
CofE Church Info: (616019 16/20)
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The current editor is: Robert Treasure-Jones

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