“A strong Christian community at the core, reaching out in an inclusive and welcoming way to people of other faiths or no faith”
As a church our aim is to ensure, to the best extent possible, that multi-, inter- and non-faith relationships are encouraged and maintained in an atmosphere of mutual respect, and for the benefit of all. This page is dedicated to some of the ways we seek to do this.
GIRISH PATEL & FRIENDS
"JOURNEY OF PEACE 2019"
A Major 3-Month Interfaith Pilgrimage Event that took place between 6th May and 4th August 2019
Revd Simon Howell
Pioneer Minister for the Stroud Team with Responsibility for St Laurence Parish Church, and Interfaith Adviser in the Diocese of Gloucester
Simon was born in the West of England, trained as a professional musician (drums/percussion/piano), and taught in schools and as a management trainer, then becoming a church minister in Hong Kong, London and Bristol, before moving to Stroud. He has a Pastoral Theology MA, majoring in interfaith studies. Simon shares the passions and the contemporary concerns of spiritual people in free thinking, creative communities.
Stroud Sacred Music Festival
Centred on St Laurence Parish Church,
Stroud Sacred Music Festival has been running for four years. It is founded on the belief that music is the language of the heart, and can succeed in bringing unity and peace where dialogue often fails. This year's Festival on 5 and 6 July was another great success.