Welcome to St Giles Catholic Church, Cheadle
Sunday Mass Times
Vigil Mass 5.00pm
St Thomas' (Tean)
10.30 to 11.00am
4.30 to 4.50pm
5.00 - 5.20pm (Tean)
Week days & Holy Days
St Giles Guidebook
Written by Michael Fisher to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Pugin's birth, this book describes in detail the outstanding features of St Giles. It can be bought within the church for £3.50.
St Giles Catholic Church in Cheadle, Staffordshire is considered to be the finest of all the churches built by the celebrated nineteenth century architect and designer A W N Pugin.
Financed by John Talbot, sixteenth Earl of Shrewsbury and described by the architect himself as 'Perfect Cheadle', St Giles was completed in 1846.
St Giles church is of unique importance in the history of the Gothic and Catholic revival and is popularly known as 'Pugin's Gem'.
Both the exterior and interior have a Grade I Historic England listing.
The lighting scheme installed in June 2013 provides general lighting to illuminate the church interior and spotlights the equally important fixtures and fittings.
Our website provides a brief guide to the church and its history, as well as current information about the parish, but we would recommend that you visit St Giles in person to discover it’s true beauty and history.
St Giles is open every day from 8am until around 4pm. On Saturdays, we do not close till after Evening Mass. You are welcome at any time, though we would kindly request that you do not visit to take a look around the church during the liturgy and other times of public prayer.
Groups are welcome to visit, although it is better to ring in advance. We can offer a guided tour of the church at a small cost and refreshments can also be made available during these tours. Arrangements can be made via the parish office, on 01538 753130 or direct with Mr John Smith on 01538 722464.
Unfortunately St Giles does not have a car park. At weekends parking is available courtesy of St Giles Primary School, which is adjacent to the church, otherwise Cheadle is well served by pay & display car parks.
St Giles Receives £80,000
Last week we learned that St Giles has been awarded a grant of £80,000 to address urgent repairs to guttering and issues with the belfry.
The estimated total cost of the works in the region of £112k, which also includes VAT of £18k, which we can re-claim. This leaves us a further £14k to find. We will be pursuing other avenues for smaller grants, but we shouldn’t be complacent, and any other fund raising initiatives will be welcomed.
The next step is for our architect to produce a detailed specification for the work involved, and invite tenders, is then our decision which company to employ. We also need to gain the permission from the Church authorities, which should be a formality as the work will be regarded as a 'like for like' repair.
This money is part of a wider funding package of £22.9million to 401 historic places of worship across the UK. The fund was launched by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement in December 2014 and the funding package has now seen a total of 903 places of worship across the UK receive a share of £55million.'
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