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 along with various post cards..
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.
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.
We can offer a well informed guided tour of the church at a small cost, and although we do not have a parish hall, we can usually make arrangements for refreshments, if required, during these tours. Arrangements can be made via the parish office, on 01538 753130, direct with Mr John Smith on 01538 722464 or through the Cheadle Discovery Centre.
Unfortunately St Giles does not have a car park but there are pay & display car parks within easy walking distance.
PARISH & GUILD HALL ADMINISTRATOR
We are seeking to appoint a part time administrator to be based at the Parish Office.
14 hours per week (12 in Parish Office; 2 on-call for the Guild Hall) paid at £10.71 per hour.
The role will involve:
Dealing with enquiries by phone, e-mail etc, and callers at the door; maintaining paper and electronic files in good order; maintaining Parish web-site; assisting in the production of printed material, e,g. Notice Sheets, Orders of Service, Baptism Certificates etc; ordering office supplies as required; attending parish meetings & production of minutes, receiving Guild Hall enquiries and processing bookings.
For a further information, application form and information pack please contact:
Fr Eric Kemball - firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday 29th June 2018
This position is subject to criminal record checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service
St Giles Receives an £80,000 grant
In 2017 work to address urgent repairs to guttering and issues with the belfry at St Giles was carried out. It is now difficult to miss the fine cast iron rail which runs the length of the church roof, and has been returned to its original colour.
The work was funded by a grant received from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Fund. This was part of a wider funding package of £22.9 million 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 £55 million.