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St Mary's Painswick

Historic churches

Christ Church

Built in 1724, it has many features of the Arts & Crafts movement: including panelling & chairs by Edward Barnsley, altar rails, pulpit, lecturn & font designed by Norman Jewson and many more.

Painswick Parish Church

14th Century church with churchyard of yew trees & stocks. Scarred by Civil War.

Prinknash Abbey

A peaceful and spiritual haven for those seeking a quieter day out. Picturesque setting on the Cotswold Edge - home to a community of Benedictine monks originally from Caldey Island. In 2008 the monastic community of Prinknash moved back to its former home, the medieval St Peter’s Grange, leaving the 1972 Abbey (pictured above)

Opening Hours: Small monastic café and shop selling light refreshments, monastic gifts and books. It is open 10am-4pm 7 days a week, except for Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. See website for times of prayer.


Selsley Church

Built in 1861 by G.F. Bodley for local cloth mill owner, Sir Samuel Marling, featuring a steep saddle back tower roof. Complete stained glass windows scheme was first ecclesiastical glass commission for William Morris & Co. .

Contact details for Selsley Church

Selsley, Nr Stroud, Glos

St Peter’s Grange

A retreat and house of prayer, for individuals and groups.

Opening Hours: Contact the Warden for details
Directions: Located at Cranham, 7 miles north of Stroud on the A46. 

Contact details for St Peter’s Grange

Prinknash Abbey, Cranham

Telephone: 01452 813592

St. George’s Church

In St. George’s Church is a colourful mural.
Opening Hours: Daily, sunrise to sunset.
Admission: Free - donations welcome
Directions: On A46 between Bath and Stroud



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