History and Architecture

St Chad’s Church has been a place of worship for nearly 900 years. It’s the oldest building in Stafford, a place of beauty and mystery, and still a living church in the Diocese of Lichfield. It’s a place of peace and prayer for everyone.

The history of St Chad’s and its world can be explored via these links:

ST CHAD – in the footsteps of our patron saint

AETHELFLAED – and the beginning of Stafford

ST CHAD’S CHURCH – foundation, stones, stories

THE 12TH CENTURY WORLD – Nature and Art

RESTORING ST CHAD’S – Victorian rebuilding and 20th century additions

GAWAIN  AND THE PEARL POET – A St Chad’s mystery

RIVER AND TREE – the west window project