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Stratford on Slaney

Mass times for St. Mary’s Church, Stratford on Slaney – 9.30am every Second Sunday.


Regretfully all churches in the parish are closed at this time. Mass continues to be celebrated daily as follows: Monday to Friday 10am from the Oratory in Baltinglass. Saturday 6pm and Sunday 11am from the  St. Joseph’s Church Baltinglass.

These were the dates of masses prior to the  church being  closed.

2020 – May, Sun. 24th; June: Sun. 7th, & 21st; July: Sun. 5th & 19th; August:Sun. 2nd, 16th & 30th; September: Sun. 13th & 27th; October: Sun. 11th & 25th; November, Sun. 8th & 22nd; December,  Sunday 6th & 20th.

St. Mary’s Church, Stratford on Slaney

The Church of Saint Mary in Stratford is a beautifully quiet space in idyllic countryside and set in a picturesque village. Visitors to the Church will find a quiet space but comfortable to spend a few minutes in prayer. One of the most beautiful features of the Church is the beautiful tree just outside the front door, reminding those who come to worship to take note of the God who reveals himself in nature and the rhythm of the seasons.

Stratford was once a busy and prosperous community. The village was founded by the Stratford Family who came to Ireland in the 17th Century. Once a thriving mill town, it went into serious decline in the 19th century and the population is now far less than before. The village keeps a sense of rustic charm and is secluded enough to have escaped huge development in recent years.

Stratford - pwsDSC_0131The Church in its present for dates from the 1840s. It was built on the site of an earlier chapel that dated to c. 1780. It underwent renovations in 1981.

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