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).

Birkenhead – St Werburgh

St Werburgh’s is the oldest church built for Catholic worship in Wirral. It is an important building within the town,... Read More

Birkenhead (Beechwood) – St Paul

A small post-war church which forms an integral element of the local Catholic primary school. Whilst the interior is... Read More

Birkenhead (Noctorum) – St Peter

A small post-war church by the prolific practice of Reynolds & Scott, of no special architectural or historic... Read More

Birkenhead (Oxton) – Holy Name of Jesus

The finest example of a type of small-scale and intimate church which was developed by Edmund Kirby for particular... Read More

Birkenhead (Rock Ferry) – St Anne

A fine late church designed by E. W. Pugin, completed by the Pugin practice, and built for the Missionary Oblates of... Read More

Birkenhead (Woodchurch) – St Michael and All Angels

One of the first Vatican II-inspired churches in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, designed to focus the attention of all who... Read More

Bollington – St Gregory

A good post-war village church, designed by the prolific Manchester firm of Reynolds & Scott. The interior is... Read More

Bramhall – St Vincent de Paul

An example of the many modest dual-purpose parish hall/churches built on post-war housing estates. The exterior... Read More

Bridgnorth – St John the Evangelist

A mid-nineteenth century school-chapel and house, with a later nineteenth century church addition. Built with the... Read More

Bromborough – Christ the King

Designed by Reynolds & Scott, and completed in 1964, the church is a prominent landmark on the busy New Chester... Read More

Cheadle – St Chad

A good example of an urban 1930s church designed in Italian Romanesque style. The distinctive exterior is simple but... Read More

Cheadle Hulme – St Ann

A modest post-war suburban church in the blocky sub-Romanesque style favoured by its architects, Reynolds & Scott.... Read More

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