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About Us

History | The History of St Chads Church |St Chad's Shrewsbury

St Chad’s is a unique church because it is round.  With a capacity of 1200 people the building has the ability to make everybody feel close to the centre of the church.  At the heart of St Chad’s spirituality we believe that all are included in the body of Christ.  The round setting of the church complements this theology.  The three angels on the ceiling are a representation of the Holy Trinity, reminding us that we are always in relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  The uniqueness of the round building reminds us of the importance of this theological understanding.


Our full name:   The United Benefice of  St Chad’s with St Mary’s and St Alkmund’s

St Mary’s

St Mary’s Church is now, sadly, redundant. It is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust and hosts a few services each year, including evensong, sung by St Chad’s choir for the feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St Alkmund’s

St Alkmund’s Church is alive and well, right in the heart of medieval Shrewsbury. It is only five minutes walk from our own building. We share a vicar.


St Chad’s supports:


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A drop in centre for the Homeless and Vulnerable.


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Making Shrewsbury town centre a safer place.



St Chad’s was the first church in the country to follow the lead of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

A signed copy is here.


We are proud to be part of Shrewsbury:

We have strong links with the Town Council.



Councillors attend Remembrance, Christmas services, Mayor-making.

We have strong links to the Regimental Museum which houses collections of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.

St Aidan’s Chapel, within St Chad’s building, is the Regimental Chapel for the KSLI.







And we are part of

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          to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people.


We are also proud to be part of:


A Christian presence in every community.

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Shropshire Churches Tourism Group


A network of unparalleled Shropshire churches and chapels in the county, which have dominated the landscape and life of communities for more than a thousand years.

Anglo-Catholic Future



Page last updated Tuesday, 23 November, 2021
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