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A Taste for History


The proposed pamphlet of the 'Taste of History' series of talks has grown into a richly illustrated book and we aim to have copies available in time for Christmas.


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Friends of Shakespeare's Church

 Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon is the Church in which Shakespeare was both baptised and buried, and here you can see his grave set in the Church Chancel. Thousands of visitors come though the Church every year to view both Shakespeare’s grave and the many other important memorials and items in the Church including the font Shakespeare was baptised in, the famous bust of Shakespeare, the Clopton monument, and many fine examples of stained glass windows.



Person thumbnailActor Sir Patrick Stewart has announced Holy Trinity as being his favourite church in a recent survey by the National Churches Trust. Sir Patrick, who has a long association as a Patron of The Friends of Shakespeare's Church, said, "Other than my boyhood Church – Mirfield Parish – it is the Church in which I have spent most time and because the remains of William Shakespeare lie in front of the altar. The building and William Shakespeare gave me comfort, calm and inspiration".

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The Friends of Shakespeare’s Church is a registered charity which was set up to help maintain, restore and repair the Church for both visitors and members of the living Church for future generations.