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).

Ellesmere Port (Great Sutton) – St Saviour

A functional modern building of no particular architectural or historical note, but incorporating some sculpture of... Read More

Ellesmere Port (Hooton) – St Mary of the Angels

A distinctive church, designed with great care and attention to detail. The interior displays imaginative and unusual... Read More

Frodsham – St Luke

An imaginative design of 1980, displaying good massing and planning. The exterior, with a loggia below and tower motif... Read More

Greasby – Our Lady of Pity

A late church by F. X. Velarde, carried out on a modest budget, and small in scale. The exterior is given an element of... Read More

Hale Barns – Holy Angels

The magnum opus of the architect Arthur Farebrother, who was a parishioner. The church is executed in monumental Gothic... Read More

Handforth – St Benedict

A dual-purpose church and parish hall of largely functional design by Reynolds & Scott, who built a great number of... Read More

Hattersley – St James the Great

A small late twentieth-century estate church, of rather severe external appearance. Hattersley was developed as an... Read More

Hazel Grove – St Peter

A good example of a medium-sized 1930s suburban church with a contemporary presbytery. The building contains original... Read More

Heald Green – Christ Church

A good example of a suburban post-war church, and a confident design by the prolific Manchester practice of Reynolds... Read More

Heswall – Our Lady and St John

A simple but well-proportioned building by E. Bower Norris & F. M. Roberts, with a tall nave and tower in a... Read More

Holmes Chapel – St Margaret Ward

A converted school building with late twentieth century alterations, not of special architectural or historic... Read More

Hoylake – St Catherine and St Martina

A small church that is externally unremarkable, but has an unexpectedly attractive and welcoming interior. The... Read More

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