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 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. 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 its true beauty and history.
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. Lights are controlled by a coin operated machine. This takes £1 & £2 coins. Other donations boxes are available, as are gift aid envelopes. Please support the parish in our continued maintenance programme.
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.
We welcome groups of visitors but would request that you contact us in advance in order that your visit can be accommodated within the weekly timetable, not only of prayer and worship, but also important cleaning and maintenance. Thank you for your cooperation.
Arrangements can be made for a well informed guided tour of the church for groups of 10 or more. Group visits are coordinated by John Smith who can be contacted on 07927 919 728 (by text if possible) or by email The tour usually lasts about 75 minutes, but this can be adapted to your group's needs.
There are a number of coffee shops and tea rooms in Cheadle and we can provide details of these on request. If anyone in your group has any particular needs (access or otherwise) please inform us and we will try our best to make your visit enjoyable.
Our charge for the guided tour is £3.50 per head. This money is given over on arrival and assists with the increasing costs of upkeep for a Grade I listed national treasure.
St Giles does not have a car park but there is a short stay pay & display car parks within easy walking distance (post code ST10 1EU). Parties arriving by car or bus will be met on the short-stay car park. Coaches will be directed to a suitable place for parking.
Younger visitors, especially school parties are welcome. A variety of work sheets are available and other needs can be incorporated.
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 along with various post cards..
St Giles is now listed on the National Churches Trust - ExploreChurches website.
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