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 imporantace of this theological understanding.
St Chad’s is the parish church for the centre of the town of Shrewsbury, along with our sister church St Alkmund’s.
The grade I listed round Georgian church was built 224 years ago following the collapse of ‘Old St Chad’s’ – which had been predicted by Thomas Telford shortly before the event.
St Chad’s is the civic church of Shrewsbury and therefore holds special services including Mayor Making, Remembrance and the annual Battle of Britain memorial service. The vicar of St Chad’s is also the chaplain to Shrewsbury Town Council.
St Chad’s is the first church in the country to sign the Armed Forces Covenant
and is a member of