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).

Wallasey – English Martyrs

The first of F. X. Velarde’s major post-war churches, and one of the largest and most richly decorated. It contains a... Read More

Wallasey (Leasowe) – Our Lady of Lourdes

A large and prominent church close to the seashore at Leasowe. It was expertly built on sand in the early 1960s, in a... Read More

Wallasey (Liscard) – St Alban

A Puginian Gothic church of the 1850s by S.R. Eyre & J. A. Hansom, which is a significant landmark in a deprived... Read More

Wallasey (Moreton) – Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart church was an ambitious project built for a growing township in the immediate post-war period. The... Read More

Wallasey (New Brighton) – St Peter and St Paul

An architecturally ambitious and little-altered Catholic church of 1935, designed by E. Bower Norris. Monumental in... Read More

Wallasey (Seacombe) – Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Joseph

A lofty and imposing urban church designed by Edmund Kirby with a bold outline and a powerful west front. The form of... Read More

Weaverham – St Bede

A post-war church by the well-known architectural firm of Reynolds & Scott, adopting the Romanesque/Byzantine style... Read More

Wem – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

A simple multi-purpose structure of the early 1990s.In the years immediately following World War II Wem’s small... Read More

West Kirby – St Agnes

Built in 1897, and the earliest of Edmund Kirby’s series of small-scale Catholic churches built to a limited budget,... Read More

Whaley Bridge – Sacred Heart

A small stone-built church built at the end of the Victorian period, probably from designs by Edmund Kirby, to serve a... Read More

Whitchurch – St George Protector of England

A simple Gothic school-chapel of 1878 by James O’Byrne. Hemmed in on both sides, the constraints of the elongated... Read More

Wilmslow – Sacred Heart and St Teresa

An early twentieth century Decorated Gothic design by a member of the Gillow family, architects and furniture designers... Read More

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