In the heart of the County Town St Chad's is a real gem. It dates from the 12th Century and is full of atmosphere and mysterious carvings - beaked heads, green men and an inscription that may reveal its founder.
Sympathetically restored by the Victorians, the architect Gilbert Scott, was inspired to design its wonderful west end and Hardmans of Birmingham created the window in the side chapel. An example of their work from the twenty first century depicting St Chad is also over the west door.
Knowledgeable stewards will guide you around if you wish.
The church hosts exhibitions and concerts as well as being home to TIMEWALK, a computerised sound and light program that recounts the history of the church and town.
St Chad's is a living church with regular services and a congregation that offers a welcome to all no matter why they choose to visit.
Sunday 10am Matins, 11am Sung Mass
Tuesday 9.45am - 12.30pm, with mass at 10am - 10.30am
Thursday 10.30am - 1.30pm
Friday 10.30am - 2.30pm, with mass at 12.30pm - 1pm
Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm, TIMEWALK at 2.30pm (tickets £3 and £2), Choral Evensong at 4.30pm
TIMEWALK can be arranged for visiting groups (please see our website for contact and booking conditions).
Tea and coffee can be organised, as well as other light refreshments and meals at the Swan Hotel opposite the church.
White Eagle Polish Club
Riverway, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 3TH • Tel: 01785 242 327
Set in tree lined Riverway this venue offers a very warm welcome to any visitor to Stafford. With an outstanding function room and well stocked bar (with a range of Polish beers and vodka as well as British drinks), the White Eagle is a great place for all occasions.
0.8 km from St. Chad's Church