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).

Runcorn (Halton Brook) – Holy Spirit

Built in 1971 as part of the development of Runcorn New Town, and an example of the type of dual-purpose church and... Read More

Runcorn (Murdishaw) – St Martin de Porres

Built in 1978 as part of the growth of Runcorn New Town, and a fairly intact example of a dual-purpose church and hall,... Read More

Runcorn (Palace Fields) – Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour

A small, functional multi-purpose chapel built in 1977 as  part of the adjacent primary school during the growth of... Read More

Sale – St Joseph

An impressive Gothic Revival design, particularly internally. Despite being built incrementally, the church has... Read More

Sale – St Margaret Ward

A utilitarian design of church of the 1980s, not of special architectural or historic note. The church was built... Read More

Sale (Ashton-on-Mersey) – All Saints

A traditional design of the 1960s by the local Catholic architect Arthur Farebrother, in a pared-down style, mixing... Read More

Sale Moor – Holy Family

A church of the 1970s, not of special architectural or historic interest, although well-designed for its purpose. The... Read More

Sandbach – St Winefride

A small but characterful building by a local architect, with some good detailing.The building is primarily of townscape... Read More

Shifnal – St Mary

The church was built with the adjoining house as a combined school and chapel, from designs by C. A. Buckler, a notable... Read More

Shrewsbury (Harlescott) – Our Lady of Pity

A late church by F.X. Velarde, completed after his death, with many characteristics and details typical of this... Read More

Shrewsbury (Monkmoor) – St Winefride

A fairly late church by F. X. Velarde, with many design characteristics and details typical of that interesting and... Read More

Stalybridge – St Peter

A stone-built design of 1838-9, in a thin pre-Puginian Early English Gothic. It was designed by the noted architect... Read More

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