The Diocese of Shrewsbury was founded in 1850, and encompasses the counties of Cheshire and Shropshire (and parts of Derbyshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester). The cathedral is in Shrewsbury, and is dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians and St Peter Alcantara. 114 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2012).

+Shrewsbury – Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Peter of Alcantara

The cathedral church of the Diocese of Shrewsbury, built from designs by E. W. Pugin, under the patronage of the... Read More

Albrighton – St Joseph

A functional building of the 1970s, not of special architectural or historic interest.In the years immediately... Read More

Alderley Edge – St Pius X

A post-Vatican II design by Reynolds & Scott, with the sanctuary on the long axis. The altar canopy is of some... Read More

Alsager – St Gabriel

A modest building by F. X. Velarde, given interest and some distinction by individual touches such as the window... Read More

Altrincham – St Vincent de Paul

A fine building designed by Edmund Kirby, incorporating Early English and Decorated motifs and Continental Gothic forms... Read More

Altrincham (West Timperley) – St Hugh and St John

A modern building of good functional design but without special architectural interest. A window by Doritie Kettlewell... Read More

Appleton – St Monica

A functional building of no architectural or historic interest, which started life as a parish hall. Plans for a... Read More

Barnton – Our Lady of Fatima

A simple functional building of the 1950s.The church was opened in 1953 and served from Weaverham, where a new church... Read More

Bebington – St Luke the Physician

The parish of St Luke the Physician has no church, and operates from a 1930s semi-detached house where it has a day... Read More

Birkenhead – Holy Cross

The last of F. X. Velarde’s churches to be built in his lifetime, and said to have been his personal favourite. In... Read More

Birkenhead – Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

A church conceived on an ambitious scale, intended as the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Shrewsbury. Although... Read More

Birkenhead – St Joseph

St Joseph’s was designed by Edmund Kirby in 1899-1900 and is amongst the best examples of his large red brick urban... Read More

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