St James' Church, Stirchley, Shropshire

Address: off Stirchley Road, Stirchley Village, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 1DY
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In a quiet backwater close to Telford

This intriguing church is set in a quiet location only a mile away from central Telford. The chancel is made from local sandstone and contains an eye-catching ornate arch.

This and the small, round windows date from the 12th-century. The nave and tower are 18th-century brick additions. Inside are box-pews, galleries and an impressive pulpit with sounding board. Surrounding the church, the graveyard has some interesting headstones from the 18th century and later.

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Road directions

2.5 milmes south from Telford town centre; access from A442 Brookside roundabout, turning into Stirchley and on to Stirchley Village and Stirchley Road; church access via an unmade road off Sirchley Road; location is next to the Old Rectory

Public transport information

Nearest railway stations: Telford Central (1.7 miles) and Oakengates (2.4 miles)

OS Reference No.

SJ 699 067

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconShropshire & Staffordshire County Guide (PDF, 4.75mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Shropshire & Staffordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Henry Allum (28 Jan 2013, 00:10)

    I visited this church today! Found it a very interesting contrast between 2 eras for church building. The key holder next door was also very friendly and helpful.

  2. Alan Grove (10 Aug 2013, 19:26)

    Hidden away in an increasingly urban environment the red brick facade raised doubts as to our efforts to find it had been worthwhile. However the interior with its Norman (reconstructed?) arch and chancel made for an intriguing visit. We had travelled from nearby St Bartholomew's at Tong and if you have time do visit this for the monuments.

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St James' Church, Stirchley, Shropshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.