St Mary the Virgin Fretherne

Christmas 2023 - Our services this year will be on Sunday, 10th December at 4 pm, Carols and Christingle, and Sunday, 24th December at 3 pm for our Crib Service. 

 August 2022 - Ecochurch Award  We are pleased to announce that we have achieved Bronze Level in A Rocha's EcoChurch award scheme.

Eco Church is a project of A Rocha UK – a Christian charity committed to mobilising all to care for nature. Since the charity was established in 2001 it has been practically involved in nature conservation.

Eco Church's aim is to create a vast network of churches as local centres of creation care in the community – shining beacons of hope for a brighter environmental future. The scheme has three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Within each level there are 5 sections covering everything from the church buildings to lifestyle choices made by our community.  The questions challenge us to think about how everything we do affects our environment, and what changes we can make to help that effect to become a positive improvement.

Over the next 12 months we will be looking at the steps we need to take to achieve Silver Level.

January 2021  We are very grateful to have received a grant from Historic England's Covid-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund. The money will allow us to undertake more investigations on the condition of the tower and spire so that detailed plans can be prepared for the necessary restoration work.

We are proud to continue to be #HereForCulture.

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.

Get in touch

Jane Cleaver

01452 740891
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Church Opening times

Every Wednesday and Sunday at for 6 hours
St Mary the Virgin Fretherne
Fretherne Gloucester, GL2 7JQ, GB

We welcome all visitors to our wonderful little church which is open every Wednesday and Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm. It may also be open on other days depending on the weather! Please check with the Churchwarden to confirm in advance of your visit.

We have our own Lucky Severn Lottery Page!



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.