Fretherne is part of the Stroudwater Team Benefice. A small parish of 150 people with 30 on the electoral roll, 50% of our population are young families. Festivals such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas see our church full. Our services have a modern focus and our aim is to attract all generations.
Fretherne Church is known as Gloucestershire's Mini Cathedral. It is a tiny church of great beauty, with a depth of history researched and documented. It was completely rebuilt in Victorian times and is of national interest being an unusually ornate design for a village church.
The church is close to the Severn Way, so is often visited by walkers.
WEF 28 June 2020, under the Covid-19 regulations, the church will be open for quiet contemplation and prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays, 9 am to 4 pm.