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Church, free entry

St. Giles' Catholic Church

St. Giles' Catholic Church


18 Charles Street,
ST10 1ED


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 entirely by John Talbot, 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. The church is open to the public every day but please be respectful during service times.

Virtually every inch of the church is decorated. Each of the nave pillars has a different design. The roof of the Chancery is sprinkled with stars, whilst walls and arches are richly ornamented. Over the arches are images of the prophets. The roof is beamed and is of English oak. The floor is laid with Minton tiles. Even the stonework is painted. It also boasts a 200 ft spire

Insert £1 in the slot to light up the church and admire it in all its glory.

Coach parties acceptedAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Groups are welcome to come, but it is better to ring in advance

Opening details

For group bookings please ring for Mass times.
Open to view every day from 8:00 to around 15:00, Saturdays: 8am to 18:15. Please be respectful during service times.
Mass Times: Saturday or Sunday 17:00.


Free entry

Free to view (donations activate lighting). Ask at Heritage Centre for Audio/mp3 guides.



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Map reference: SK 009431  Lat: 52.98523 Long: -1.98803

By Road:
From West: Exit M6 Jct 15, A500 towards Stoke, A50 towards Uttoxeter, A521 to Cheadle.
From East: Exit M1Jct 24, A50 towards Uttoxeter, A522 to Cheadle.
Public transport:
First Bus - Service No 32 / 32A Stoke-on-Trent to Uttoxeter via Cheadle. Monday - Saturday regular service every 2 hours during peak hours. Sunday limited service.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 km from Uttoxeter station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Groups are welcome to come, but it is better to ring in advance

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