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Historic churches

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Christ Church

Built in 1724, this church has many features of the Arts & Crafts movement: including panelling & chairs by Edward Barnsley, altar rails, pulpit, lectern & 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. See website for opening times.


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. 


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. 


St. George’s Church

In St. George’s Church is a colourful mural.
Admission: Free - donations welcome
Directions: On A46 between Bath and Stroud



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