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Welcome to the Parish of Cirencester

The Parish of Cirencester consists of three Anglican churches, the Parish Church of St John Baptist, Holy Trinity Church, Watermoor and St Lawrence Church Centre, Chesterton.

If you are visiting Cirencester then time to see the magnificent, refurbished, Parish Church in the Market Place is essential. Whether you are visiting for a service, attending a concert, are admiring the architecture, are here to learn something of the history of the Parish, or simply to spend time in quiet, we pray that you will feel nearer to God and enjoy His peace.


 Tower Opening Times 2017

 AUGUST 19th


 Opening times: 10am to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm

 Everyone who makes the journey up and down the tower on these open days will receive a certificate to say they have been there!

 The cost is £3 per adult and £1.50 for children over 8 and full time students. Unfortunately children under aged 8 are not permitted to climb the tower.


 Tours of the Parish Church

Tours of the magnificent Parish Church of St John Baptist, adjacent to the Market Place in Cirencester, can be arranged to suit your itinerary, subject to service times.

Contact should be made through the Parish Office, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, Glos GL7 2AG Tel: 01285 659317

Tours cost £4 per person

Groups (above 5 people) must contact the Parish Office and actually book a tour and check that the church is available at the time and then a steward can be allocated. 

Parish Fayre Saturday 9th September 2017 

The committee has met again and are beginning to realise that September is not far away (the shops already have “Back to School” goods for sale!) There will be a list of the most popular stalls that we held last time in each church from this Sunday and we would like you to see if you could sign up and volunteer to help run one of those. If you have any ideas for different or new stalls please feel free to add them at the bottom of the list which will be available for two or three more weeks.  Committee: Peter Cottey, Aileen Anderson, Katie Bannister, Tony Clack, Carla Partridge, Hilary and John Lawrence.

 Gallery of  Parish photographs including "Circle of Life" Flower Festival - June 2017


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Fundraising for the Parish

Find out more... about fundraising for our existing mission and ministry and our new appeal to enable us to have children's workers and a youth worker in the parish.

Visiting and touring the church

Tours are available throughout the year and on special days the Tower is open to visitors who are prepared to climb the narrow steps to the top in order to enjoy a panoramic view over the town.

Concerts, exhibitions and festival

comprehensive list of concerts, exhibitions and festivals offers visitors a range of activities. 

Mothers' Union   

Cirencester is one of the largest branches in the Diocese of Gloucester.
For more information

Electoral Roll  

Being a member of the electoral roll gives you the opportunity to have your say. This will include giving you a vote at the Annual Meeting. (You are not on the electoral roll unless you complete a form).



Sermon downloads

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Activities for children

Activities for children

Sparks, Trinity Kids and Little Angels are all activity groups for young children to join. Blaze and Flames are groups for older children. And then there's Messy Church...

Find out more about children's work

School of Faith

School of Faith

For people who would like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics.

Find out more about the School of Faith

Contact details

The Parish Centre, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 2AG

Tel: 01285 659317
E-mail: enquiries@cirenparish.co.uk

Regular tours of the Parish Church are available – please ask at the Stewards desk.

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