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).

Chester – St Francis

A town church by James O’Byrne, which with the adjoining friary building (also by O’Byrne) is an important element... Read More

Chester – St Werburgh

A large stone-built church in French lancet Gothic style, and an early work by Edward Kirby. An intended tower and... Read More

Chester (Blacon) – St Theresa

A bold landmark post-war suburban church. The spacious, well-lit interior is conventionally arranged but retains some... Read More

Chester (Lache) – St Clare

A distinctive modern Gothic design by Reynolds & Scott, built in the post-war years to serve an expanding suburb of... Read More

Chester (Upton) – St Columba

A striking post-war church suburban church, built at the time of, and serving the new liturgical needs of, the Second... Read More

Church Stretton – St Milburga

A modest interwar chapel with a white pebbledashed exterior and an attractive homely interior with segmental ceiling. A... Read More

Cleobury Mortimer – St Elizabeth

A simple building of the early 1960s, with historical connections with the Blount family of Mawley Hall and good... Read More

Congleton – St Mary

The oldest Catholic church in use in Cheshire, designed along with its contemporary attached presbytery by Dr Hall, the... Read More

Crewe – St Mary of the Immaculate Conception

A stately design by Pugin & Pugin. The bold red brick exterior and tall tower are local landmarks, and the church... Read More

Dukinfield – St Mary

A good example of a small urban Catholic church built to serve a working community in an industrial town. It is fairly... Read More

Ellesmere Port – Our Lady Star of the Sea

An interesting architectural essay by Edmund Kirby & Sons. It adopts simple bold forms of the ‘primitive’... Read More

Ellesmere Port – St Bernard

A functional modern dual-purpose church and hall. The dedication to St Bernard relates to the nearby medieval... Read More

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