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St.Chads Church

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Address: St Chad's Terrace, Shrewsbury SY1 1JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1743 365478
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Unusual rotunda church - excellent stained glass

This church is designed in the round - the pews are circled around a central area. Some excellent stained glass, a rather imposing organ and what looked like a balcony that would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an Architecture + History + movie lover rather than a church goer, we headed for this church...after 2 months in Europe on holiday we were beginning to get churched out! Was worth the walk (near the beautiful "Quarry" gardens) as the circular architecture is interesting to see. It took quite a while to find Scrooge's headstone - it was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike most churches come cathedrals St. Chads was circular with the congregational seating more in line with a theatre where the altar was at the centre. We went there for a recital and the audience was very close to the musicians. The decor of the church was magnificent

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Thank banddcleaves
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is designed in the round - the pews are circled around a central area. Some excellent stained glass, a rather imposing organ and what looked like a balcony that would have been fascinating (unfortunately closed when we were there) make for an interesting church. It even has its own car park - cheaper to use than the surrounding... More 

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Thank Clivel_98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see a Clarinet Quartet lead by Hollie Whittes. She was very good indeed. The church itself is interesting beacause it's round with an impressive dome. The acoustics we good because of that. In the church graveyard we found the false grave of Ebenezer Scrooge which had be left there by the filmmakers when they made the George... More 

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Thank Phil C
Goa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you step inside the doors of the church, the 'coziness' and beauty takes your breath away. The stain glass windows are stunning and the circular design is unique! So glad it is remains so loved and cared for.

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Thank Piainindia
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this church with friends to listen to the Resurrection Choir of St. Petersburg. The singing, the compere, the people from the church who where so welcoming truly made this an evening to remember for all the right reasons. We shall, God Willing, return. The Church building, inside and out, together with its stunning location are awesome, if you... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wow what a piece of architecture. It took one's breath away as one walked into the church. Literally. It is in a fantastic position overlooking the Quarry. The nave is unique. What an inspirational interior layout. We didn't have time to see Ebenezer Scrooge's 'gravestone' from the 1984 film A Christmas Carol. That will be for another visit.

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Thank Castlelite
LEICESTER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

well kept church which is unusual shape being round. The main stain glass window is stunning and you must read the story behind it.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The graveyard is famous to some of the town's most known residents in history and worth a prayer inside and regularly holds funerals.

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Thank Ethan E
Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very impressive both from the outside and the in. Circular design and high ceilings. Used by Charles Darwin in his day

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