Touring stunning churches in Shrewsbury

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Whether you are religious or just love architecture, Shrewsbury has some really great churches to take in. You could spend a whole day or a weekend exploring them and taking in the history.

Shrewsbury Cathedral

You can’t take a tour of the churches in the area and not visit the Cathedral. It is notable because it is the only one in the county. It was built in 1852-1856 and the original interior was restored in 2019. During this work a series of wall paintings were found that date back to the 19th century. The cathedral also has some really beautiful stained glass windows.

St Chad’s Church

This is one of the most famous landmarks in Shrewsbury. St Chad’s has a wonderful round shape with a tall, distinct tower. This church replaced a 13th century building that collapsed in 1788. It was built between 1790 and 1792. The most famous thing about it is Charles Darwin was baptised here.

St Mary’s Church

This is the largest church in Shrewsbury but is sadly redundant today. It has fantastic architecture, including a spire built in four stages that is one of the tallest in England. The interior is just as incredible, featuring medieval stone carvings as well as one of the best collections of stained glass windows in the world.

Shrewsbury Unitarian Church

If you want to visit a church with a rich history, this is the one for you. It was founded in 1662 by dissenters who had left St Chad’s. A mob destroyed it in 1715 but it was rebuilt. Interestingly, the church also has a link to Charles Darwin; he would worship here with his mother until 1817.

St Alkmund’s Church

One of the hidden gems in Shrewsbury sits in the heart of the town. The church dates back to the Saxon age and today has an elegant Georgian Gothic style building from 1795. Work began at the church in 2000 to rescue it from disrepair. Today it is a wonderful sight.

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