In the 1970's Sister Angela Solling and s group of sisters from the Anglican Community of Saint Clare came to live a life of reflection and prayer at Stroud. With help from many parishioners from Anglican Parishioners they constructed a series of beautiful mud brick buildings, centred around the Chapel of the Blessed virgin Mary. This is the Monastery. The 1997 a building was erected for larger gatherings, and was named the Gunya Chiara, meaning House of Healing of Saint Clare.There is a third building, the Guest House, which may be rented for shirt-term stays, either in connection with the Monastery or for short breaks and holidays.Alongside the Monastery on the southern side of the site, the Anglican Brothers of the Society of St Francis have their Hermitage of St Bernadine as a place of prayer and contemplate living. The Brothers welcome you to use their chapel for prayer and reflection and has also offered to facilitate retreats. They are happy to give hospitality to individuals or groups seeking to make a spiritual retreat.
Come and experience a real country show.
The Stroud A H and I Association - now the Stroud Show Association Inc - began its life in 1922 to promote and display the produce of the rich Karuah Valley. Every year since then, traditionally on the weekend after Easter, the Association has held an Agricultural Show - with the exception of four war years and three complete wash outs in the 1990s.
Each year the show brings together locals and visitors to enjoy displays and creations by district enthusiasts, the traditional horse sports, cattle parades, poultry and dog exhibits, and carnival rides.
Bar and ATM facilities are available. No BYO alcohol. A courtesy bus is available.
A project of Stroud Lions Club, the Stroud Heritage Growers and Artisans Market is held on the fourth Sunday of the month by a group of enthusiastic local growers selling fresh produce, plants, gorgeous artisan crafts, and delicious value-added foods. Come along and enjoy the day.
If you've got time, enthusiasm, or even just ideas and you'd like to contribute to or learn more about this great community project, feel free to contact a member of the market committee....