St Chad's Terrace, Shrewsbury SY1 1JL

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Interactive Plan of the Church

Our grateful thanks to Robin Jukes-Hughes of who donated all photographs on this page as well as others elsewhere on the site. RJL Smith & Associates Much Wenlock and also the Shrewsbury Chronicle have also kindly allowed us to use a few photographs.

The Inner Vestibule


Two arms of a fine staircase sweep up to the gallery. The rail is of elegant Shropshire ironwork.

The Pulpit


The Arts and Crafts style pulpit in copper and brass was given by Mrs Morris in 1892.

The Lectern


The eagle lectern was given in 1888 in memory of Richard Hughes.

Scrooge’s Grave


This gravestone was used during the filming of the 1984 film ‘A Christmas Carol’ and is still in the church yard.

Of more historical significance in the graveyard is the grave of Charles Bage, designer of the first ever iron framed building, the Ditherington Flax Mill, in Shrewsbury, built at the end of the 18th century. The technology that Bage developed makes him a pioneer of what would become modern sky scraper technology.



This decorative screen is above and behind the altar.

The Sanctuary


This is the most sacred part of the church with reredos, carved altar and wainscot given as a war memorial to the fallen. The stained glass window is a copy of Ruben’s “Descent from the Cross” in Antwerp cathedral.

Robert Thompson mouse


The church has two Robert Thompson “Mouseman” stools which are found in the Sanctuary.

John Simpson Memorial


John Simpson superintended the construction of this Church for George Stueart. He was a friend of Thomas Telford and worked on many of his projects.

Close up of Chancel Ceiling


The central detail of this magnificent ceiling: golden glory with cherubs in stucco.

The Font


The oval font was bought in 1843 and replaced the silver christening basin which was used to baptise Charles Darwin in 1809.

The Muckleston Window


The Muckleston family had a long association with St Chad’s (old and new) from the 17th century. This window is in memory of Edward Muckleston who lived during the first half of the 19th Century.

Geometric Window


This window bears the armorial bearings of Reverend Richard Scott in gratitude for his gift of the Sanctuary window.

Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s


One of four windows by Evans and donated by the Reverend Richard Scott.

And He healed many that were sick of diverse diseases


Mark chapter 1 verse 34

The Organ


The organ was built by Norman and Beard in 1904 and has recently (2011) been substantially renovated by Harrison and Harrison.

Suffer Little Children and forbid them not


One of four windows by Evans and donated by the Reverend Richard Scott. This one depicting the scene in Matthew19 v 14

Lazarus come forth


One of four windows by Evans and donated by the Reverend Richard Scott.



One of 21 distinguished 19th century hatchments. This one depicts the arms of the Reverend Richard Scott BD, it was carried in his funeral procession to the church before being hung here.

William Hazeldine memorial


William Hazeldine was a local iron master responsible for the iron work on many of Telford’s projects and was a friend of Thomas Telford.

Regimental Flags


A number of Colours of the local regiment, the Corps of the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry are displayed in St Aidan’s Chapel.

St Aidan’s Chapel


This memorial

chapel is for the

local regiment,

the Corps of the

King’s Shropshire

Light Infantry.

Sanctuary Detail


This detailed wooden carving of the crucifixion is on the Chapel’s Holy Rood.

St Chad Window


St Chad was the first Bishop of Lichfield, shown here with his crozier and a bible. He is often depicted holding Lichfield Cathedral (with its three spires) in his arms.

The Disciple whom Jesus loved


One of four windows by Evans and donated by the Reverend Richard Scott. This one depicting the “disciple whom Jesus loved” mentioned several times (exclusively) in John’s gospel.

View from the gallery


Taken from the gallery, this view shows the ceiling in all its glory and gives an idea of the space in the vast circular nave.

Sanctuary window


The central section depicts disciples removing the body of Jesus from the cross, whilst in the left light is the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and in the right light is the presentation of the infant Jesus at the temple.

Page last updated Tuesday, 21 August, 2012
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