St Giles Parish News
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
Serving the parish of Cheadle, Staffordshire, St Giles' is considered to be the finest of all the churches built by the celebrated nineteenth century architect and designer, A.W.N. Pugin. It was financed by John Talbot (1791-1852), sixteenth Earl of Shrewsbury, who lived nearby at Alton Towers. Begun in 1841 and completed in 1846, St Giles' is of unique importance in the history of the Gothic and Catholic Revival.
St Giles' was a seventh-century French abbot and is often pictured with a doe, an allusion to the story that he once rescued a doe which was being pursued by hunters. St Giles' is also the dedication of the medieval parish church of Cheadle, which was rebuilt in 1838.
Dominating the town of Cheadle, the 200-foot, heaven-pointing spire is visible for miles around. At the foot of the tower are the west doors (pictured right), elaborated with two rampant lions.
This website provides a detailed guide to the church, its history and information about present day Mass celebrations. We hope that you find it useful and informative.
The Church is open every day from 8.00 till around 3pm. On Saturdays, we do not close till after Evening Mass, which finishes at 6.15pm. You are welcome at any time, though we 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 come, but it is better to ring in advance.
If you ring us outside of normal hours, it is not usually possible for the church to be opened. However, we can offer a guided tour of the church at a small cost. Arrangements can be made via the parish office, 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 you will need to use one of the pay & display car parks in the town.
Thank you for your understanding and once again enjoy your visit to our lovely church. Please remember to sign our visitors book.
St Alban’s, Macclesfield
St Alban’s are in the first phase of a restoration programme funded by: the HLF, the National Churches Trust, Shrewsbury RC Diocese and fundraising within their parish via their ‘Mission Together’.
As well as the building works on safeguarding the tower they have also been involved in a number of community engagement activities to share the heritage of the church and its architect with a wider audience. These have included: a children’s competition to design a fictitious spire for the church, a modular exhibition, a dedicated heritage website and a virtual tour of our church. They are planning to formally launch the last two activities on 2/3 March 2019.
For further information see St Alban's Heritage Project
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