About - Vicar’s Welcome
Welcome to Holy Trinity Church, one of England's most beautiful parish churches.
The people of Stratford have worshipped God in this building for more than 750 years and on this site for over 1,000 years. Here, every day of the year, local Christians offer their praise to God, through his Son Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Trinity is the church where William Shakespeare was baptized, where he worshipped and where he is buried. Thousands of visitors come each year to view his final resting place.
When you visit, try to allow time to do more than just gaze at a grave! You will surely find yourself moved to wonder at the faith which led our ancestors to build this place with such skill and beauty. Feel the atmosphere of prayer and praise, an echo of the millions of prayers offered here over the centuries. Sit awhile in a place which is designed to make us especially aware of the love and the peace of God, and of his concern for the world.
We pray for our visitors each day of the year. We ask for your prayers, for the people and clergy of Holy Trinity.
Reverend Doctor Stephen Bate, Associate Vicar