5th Sunday - 10.00am Benefice Eucharist rotates around the benefice
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Morning Prayer is said on a Monday at 8.00am
The chapel at Chalford was originally built in 1724 on the main Stroud to Cirencester road and beside the Thames - Severn canal.
The chief glory of this church lies in its Arts and Crafts Movement furnishings taking inspiration from ideas of William Morris. The stained glass is in part by Edward Payne and its quality reflects that the area in which the church is situated is known as "Golden Valley". The carved reredos, rood screen and font cover are particularly of note. The vital resource of the River Frome, next to the canal, is reflected in the identifiable fish species around the font bowl. The ring of six bells was installed in 1859.
The community of Chalford continues the artistic tradition with studios, galleries and a foundry. It also has an intricate network of narrow streets and alleyways where donkeys used to be the main form of transportation.
The small but loyal congregation maintains friendly, welcoming worship in the moderate Catholic style. It has good relations with its adjacent Church School.
For more information about the early history read on