Thank you for visiting our website. We are a small, voluntary group dedicated to encouraging visitors to Shropshire's wonderful churches, and helping churches to welcome those crossing the doorstep.
Why visit churches?
- In Shropshire there is a church in almost every village, and several in our towns. They are treasure houses of history, beautiful objects, architecture, wildlife and local stories, and provide a quiet space for reflection and spirituality.
- We publish a booklet, "A Guide to Shropshire's Churches' every three years, which contains around a hundred entries. This is useful for planning a visit or a tour. The booklet is free, and distributed all around the county, not only to member churches, but to Visitor Centres, Tourist Information Centres, libraries and businesses.
- Church Tourism is a vital part of Shropshire's economy. Mark HooperPanter, in a recent article in the Shropshire Star, reported recently:-
"Making up 80 per cent of the UK’s visitor economy, English tourism in 2019 generated more than £100 billion a year and supported 2.6 million jobs. Tourism spend in the West Midlands was £6.2 billion.
The industry is a major employer of school leavers and young people, as well as an incubator for entrepreneurs and innovation.Tourism in Shropshire is worth a massive £561 million and it contributes nine per cent of the total West Midlands tourism spend.”-
If you are visiting Shropshire, the Visit Shropshire website has lots of ideas what to do and where to go
How to find a church
Find a church lists churches in alphabetical order and takes you to their member pages on this website.
The member churches are grouped into five regions comprising Shrewsbury and the four quarters of Shropshire, the A458 and A5/M54 dividing the county north and south, and the A49 to the east and west.
The stunning circular church of St Chad in Shrewsbury.