Visit Us - Tourist Information
Holy Trinity, Stratford welcomes our visitors!
Holy Trinity is a living, working Parish Church. Visitors are always welcome to join the worship, and may be able to see over the church briefly afterwards, but we can't guarantee it, especially if another service follows.
If you are going to attend a service at Holy Trinity, please make yourself known to the Welcome Team. We will look out for you and endeavour to make your visit to Holy Trinity as enjoyable as possible.
In order to keep the Church open 7 days a week for visitors, pilgrims, tourists and worshippers, we ask that those wishing to visit Shakespeare's grave make a payment of £2 (Concessions £1, Students 50p).
The cost of keeping Holy Trinity open, plus heating, staffing and maintaining the ancient building costs the regular congregation about £5,000 a week.
Wheelchair access - one small step. Church Staff willingly help to place a ramp. There are no steps within the building, except for access to the Quiet Room, which is up a spiral staircase. Daytime disabled toilets (Closed at 6pm) in the Theatre Gardens 100m.
An induction loop is in operation during services.
Clear-print service books and hymn-books are available.
If we don't notice your need, but you would like assistance at a service, please ask a Sidesman or member of the Welcome Team.
Our Church staff will give as much help as they can to make your visit enjoyable.
Holy Trinity Gift Shop
A well-stocked gift shop is situated at the back of Holy Trinity Church. The profits go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the building, as well as Holy Trinity's work in the local community. The gift shop is usually open when the building is open.
Visitors to Stratford will notice another medieval church building near the town centre. This is the Chapel of the Guild of the Holy Cross, founded in 1269 and rebuilt by Sir Hugh Clopton at the turn of the sixteenth century. The Guild was suppressed in 1547 and the entire estates, chapel included, were vested in the town. The tower contains two bells. The larger (27-3-2) was cast by Hugh Watts as a curfew bell on July 10th 1633. This we know because two councillors were dispatched to Leicester see it done! There are a large number of initials inscribed upon it, said to be those of members of the Corporation of that year. The smaller (3-0-0) was cast by Robert Wells in 1782 a fire bell (part of the present school was once used as a fire station). Both were re-hung by Taylors in 1992. The smaller is electrically chimed as a service bell. The larger is struck by the clock and still sounds the curfew each night at eight O'clock by electric swing chiming.