St Giles Parish News
Sunday Mass Times
until further notice.
Our Churches are
from 24th March
until further notice
Please note that ALL parish activities are suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak
Please pray for the sick and pray and give thanks for the NHS and all who care for the sick. To help look after each other at this time please:
Collections and Parish Finances
With no public Masses or Services and our Church buildings closed, we have no collections.
The Parishes still have to meet our regular expenses. If your own present circumstances mean you can’t givemoney to the Church or can’t give as much as usual, Please don’t worry. If you can give, please do.
If you are missing making your weekly donation to St Giles' or
to St Thomas', then consider setting up a regular standing order or making individual payments via your online banking platform or mobile app.
Please email the parish and we can send you the bank details, if you can help in this way. Alternatively you might like to fill and save up your envelopes or other money for the Church and bring your collection when we are able to meet again.
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.
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..email@example.com. 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.
Thank you for your understanding and once again enjoy your visit to our lovely church. Please remember to sign our visitors book.
Cheadle & District Food Bank
WE ARE STILL OPERATING - The latest government advice explains food banks can legally continue operating provided we follow social distancing rules and we have sufficient stocks of food and volunteers available.
Donations can be taken direct to the Food Bank when we are open
i.e. Wednesday morning 9.30am - 11am
Friday afternoon 1.30pm - 3pm
And adhere to the spacing of one another we will be very grateful.
If you have a quantity of donations for delivery but cannot come to the Food Bank personally, then please contact us and we will make some arrangement for
collection convenient to each other.
A donations box now exists in Morrisons at Cheadle into which folk can place food items and gifts of money are always welcome.
The Items we are short of are unfortunately items in great demand but if anyone can help by donating the following we will be very grateful.
Mashed potato powder
We are also very short of carrier bags. Please bring them directly to us at the Guild Hall (Oakley Room)
Shopping online via TheGivingMachine at your favourite shops could generate a cash donation to St Giles with every single purchase. With stores like Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tesco, Sainsbury and John Lewis taking part.
It’s quick and simple to sign up. Instead of going direct to your favourite online shopping site, just visit www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk click on 'find a course’, type in St Giles Church Cheadle then click on 'join & support'.
Once you have registered you will be able to find the retailer of your choice and then shop as normal. Every time you shop, a small percentage of your spending will come back to St Giles. It costs you nothing extra.
It really is as simple as that. Please ensure you don’t miss this opportunity to give while you are shopping and help spread the word to raise as much as we can.