The Anglican Churches of Horsley, Kingscote & Nailsworth

A very warm welcome to our website for this group of three Church of England churches in Gloucestershire.

They are very different in terms of history and tradition and each has its own unique character which you will find more about on the individual web pages.


However all share a strong emphasis on ministry to the whole family.

We welcome members of any church and none.


If you are visiting, moving into the area or just thinking about the meaning of life we would like to welcome you to our churches. In the meantime we hope you will find something of use on our website.

Latest News


The Rev Stephen Jarvis has joined us as part of the team in our Nailsworth Benefice. Stephen is an associate priest, working previously in the Bisley Benefice.


Our "vicar in waiting" is the Rev Caroline Bland. We are all eagerly awaiting her arrival in the Parish.


Everyone is welcome to join us for Lunch in the Parish Rooms at St George's on the second Wednesday of every month after the morning service of Holy Communion at 10.00 am.


After hearing that 12/14 babies are born daily in Gloucester hospital and immediately have to have a woollen hat (bought hats are no good), Pat-Mary Shotter and friend Shirley Davies have started to knit. To date, they have given over 250. It would be a great help to both of them should any of you have any baby-coloured wool you now no longer need. 


Community Lunch Club held at the Arkell Centre every 2nd & 4th Monday at 12.00pm. Home cooked food is provided. £7 for two courses. All welcome Contact Stephen 01453 872251 or 07896515856. Transport can be arranged.


Christmas Shoe boxes: Christ Church is organising its shoe boxes and would gratefully receive any toys, school supplies, hygiene items and accessories e.g. gloves.


Taiji: A new Tai Chi exercise class will start in the Parish Rooms on Fridays 1.00-2.00 pm starting 2nd November.













Dates for your Diary


Mothers' Union Christmas Meeting is on Wednesday 5th December at 12 noon in St George's Parish Rooms. Christmas lunch, quiz and carol singing. Numbers and monies to Marguerite or Trissa (£7). All members and friends welcome.


Celebrate Christmas with Stroud Choral Society and the Minpins on Friday, 7th December at 7.30pm at St George's Church. Tickets £15, under 18s free, from Shiny Goodness or on the door. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Rooms.


Grand Christmas Tea Concert on Sunday, 9th December at 4.00pm at Nailsworth Primary School, with Christ Church Ecumenical Choir and Orchestra, School Choir and Stroud Choral Youth Choir directed by Zoë Hynes with Nicola Jee at the piano. Tea served at 5.00pm


Wednesday Christmas lunch will be held on 12th December followed by a quiz afternoon at 2.00pm until 4.00pm in St George's Parish Rooms. Also, collect your last "hats quiz" from Sue. All profits go to Mary's Meals.


The Town Carol Service will take place at 6.00pm at St George's Church on Sunday 16th December. Carols and readings for all the family in the beautifully decorated church. Carol services on the same day at Horsley Church at 6.00pm and at Kingscote at 7.00pm on Tuesday 18th December.


Crib Service at Horsley Church on 24th December at 4.00pm. At St George's, Nailsworth, the Crib Service will be at 4.00pm and Midnight Communion at 11.00pm. On Christmas Day, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 9.30am at Horsley and Kingscote, and Family Communion at Nailsworth at 11.00am.


To access the latest downloads, click on the links below...


St George's Nailsworth

Weekly Newsletter


St Martin, Horsley

The Horse's Mouth (monthly magazine)


St John the Baptist, Kingscote

The Forerunner (monthly magazine)



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