Stroud Sacred Music Festival 2023

Centred on St Laurence Parish Church and the Stroud Centre for Peace & the Arts (SCPA), the Stroud Sacred Music Festival started as an idea amongst friends in the autumn of 2014. The aim was to create an event that promoted unity and peace by celebrating the power music has in bringing people together and breaking down barriers. Inspired by co-founders Revd Simon Howell and Girish Patel, and backed by a whole army of volunteers, the first festival took place in 2015, and it has new become an annual event every July.
​It is also now supported by a number of additional SSMF events that take place throughout the year.
Each year the festival and its associated events bring together a soulful and eclectic mix of music from a whole range of sacred traditions – including Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish, as well as the music of indigenous peoples. It is a celebration of difference and diversity within our community, and is open to everyone, whether they are a person of faith or not.

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Dial 020 3956 9054

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On a desktop computer

In order for this to work you will need a computer with at least a microphone and speakers. You do not have to have camera, but obviously it helps.

A new window opens and you are taken to one of our video conference rooms using Google Meet

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We will get a notification that someone wants to join the call and we’ll let you in.

On an iPhone or Android

Download the app Google Meet first. Open the app and give it the permissions it needs to access your camera and microphone.

Then come back and click the Ding Dong! button on this page.

Communion during this time

In these unprecedented times, we are working hard to find imaginative solutions in a landscape that has been rapidly changing. Sometimes we get things right, and sometimes we miss the mark. I apologise that this has been the case regarding communion.

For those of you who have received wafers in a parcel, we would ask that you either consume them, or put them somewhere safe to bring back once we are able to be together again.

We are going to be sending out a new order of service for use during this time as either a simple service of the word or, on occasion, to help us to share an Agape meal together.

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