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.

We have now launched our Renovation Fund-Primarily to adapt the church to make it more suitable for use by the community all year round, which will include more flexible seating and central heating which we installed in October 2016.. We have a target of £20,000 for this work and you can support us by clicking on the donate button to the right or read more by clicking on the sidebar.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

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Revd Malcolm Stewart KING
(01453) 759099 (Parish Office)

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Carols at Woolpack Inn
Come and join with visitors and residents of the village with favourite carols and readings in a warm, enjoyable atmosphere. There will be donations for local charities. Come early to ensure a good spot!
Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 8:00 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Carols
 
Carols by Candlelight
Main Village Family Carol Service followed by Hot Drinks-Lights will be switched off at beginning of service and candles will be used for lighting and atmosphere. Event will include carols, readings, stories and solos. All Saints Church Uplands Choir will be supporting. As usual church driveway will be lit with lanterns to welcome all.
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
 
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Carols at Woolpack Inn
Come and join with visitors and residents of the village with favourite carols and readings in a warm, enjoyable atmosphere. There will be donations for local charities. Come early to ensure a good spot!
Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 8:00 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Carols
Carols by Candlelight
Main Village Family Carol Service followed by Hot Drinks-Lights will be switched off at beginning of service and candles will be used for lighting and atmosphere. Event will include carols, readings, stories and solos. All Saints Church Uplands Choir will be supporting. As usual church driveway will be lit with lanterns to welcome all.
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
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Sunday

Sung Eucharist
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments
Sung Morning Prayer
Service taken by Local Ministry Team Members
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Refreshments
Sung Evensong with Uplands Choir
Every fifth Sunday at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes

Thursday

Praying Together followed by coffee in local home
Open to all, lead by local parishioners.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 20 minutes
Refreshments

Friday

Informal Social Gathering & Discussion Group
Informal discussions held at the Woolpack Inn covering anything and everything during which drinks may be consumed! Just look for the group of around 6-10 people who are talking and listening(not eating or texting).
Every Friday at 9:00 PM for 2 hours
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Family Service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Carols at Woolpack Inn
Come and join with visitors and residents of the village with favourite carols and readings in a warm, enjoyable atmosphere. There will be donations for local charities. Come early to ensure a good spot!
Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 8:00 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Carols
Carols by Candlelight
Main Village Family Carol Service followed by Hot Drinks-Lights will be switched off at beginning of service and candles will be used for lighting and atmosphere. Event will include carols, readings, stories and solos. All Saints Church Uplands Choir will be supporting. As usual church driveway will be lit with lanterns to welcome all.
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

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Stained Glass
     
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Church Open Generally during daylight hours
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Incumbent: The Revd Malcolm Stewart KING
Team Vicar: The Revd Simon Gordon HOWELL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 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 )
CofE Church Info: (616020 16/20)
Short URL: acny.uk/14064/
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The current editor is: Robert Treasure-Jones

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This page was last updated on Thursday 6th October 2016
 
 
 
Holy Trinity , Slad, Gloucestershire, GL6 7QA - On the main road opposite the Woolpack Inn. Unrestricted parking on main road.

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