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).

Stalybridge – St Raphael

A notable example of experimental 1960s church design, retaining its original character to a high degree. The stained... Read More

Stockport – St Joseph

A little-altered mid-nineteenth century urban church by M. E. Hadfield, striking and plain, with a lofty interior... Read More

Stockport (Adswood) – St Ambrose

A plain, robust medium-sized church built to serve an interwar suburban estate. Its blocky Romanesque design is similar... Read More

Stockport (Brinnington) – St Bernadette

A good example of a medium-size post-war estate church, one of the stronger designs by the prolific architects Reynolds... Read More

Stockport (Offerton) – St Philip the Apostle

A small suburban dual-purpose church and parish hall built to serve post-war estates, of no architectural or heritage... Read More

Stockport (Shaw Heath) – Our Lady and the Apostles

A striking Edwardian town church by the Liverpool architect Edmund Kirby. The bold red brick and terracotta exterior is... Read More

Tarporley – St Thomas Becket

A simple, practical church converted from a cafe in 1941 and largely rebuilt in 1971.Mass was first said in Tarporley... Read More

Tattenhall – St Plegmund

A functional structure of the 1970s, intended to serve as the parish hall to a church which has not been built.The... Read More

Telford (Dawley) – St Paul

A multi-purpose structure of the 1980s, in neo-vernacular style.The first dedicated place for Catholic worship in... Read More

Telford (Madeley) – St Mary

Madeley is sometimes referred to as ‘the Mother mission of Shropshire’. A long-standing centre of Catholic activity... Read More

Telford (Wellington) – St Patrick

This large town church is a relatively late manifestation of the Gothic Revival. Designed by a little-known architect... Read More

Upton – St Joseph

A carefully planned and well constructed building in an attractive village setting. The church was designed by Adrian... Read More

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