Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Fretherne

St Mary the Virgin

From 4th July 2020 we are pleased to say that our church will be open every Wednesday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. 

We hope that you enjoy your visit. To help us all stay safe, please follow the guidelines for Covid-19 safety published at the church.

The parish of Fretherne: St Mary the Virgin is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Jane Cleaver

WEF 23 March 2020 Currently Cancelled - Bacon Butty morning

Saturday 01 February 2020, Saturday 07 March 2020, Saturday 04 April 2020, Saturday 02 May 2020, Saturday 06 June 2020, Saturday 04 July 2020, Saturday 01 August 2020, Saturday 05 September 2020, Saturday 03 October 2020, Saturday 07 November 2020, Saturday 05 December 2020 Saturday at 10 a.m. for 2h


All fund-raising events held at the church are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 regulations.

However if you would still like to make a donation to help us care for our beautiful building and support the church's ministry, please email [email protected] to make arrangements.

Monthly fund raising morning held on the first Saturday of February to December inc, 10 am to 12 noon. Hot Bacon Butties cooked to order, freshly brewed proper coffee and tea, cakes to eat in or take away. Vegan options available. Happy to take advance orders from any walking groups travelling the Severn Way - venue is only 10 minutes walk away from the footpath.

We welcome visitors on any weekend as we open the church from 10 am to 4 pm each Saturday and Sunday, but are especially hopeful for people to join us at our monthly events.

Refreshments served Refreshments Coffee morning Event held in a Church