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Shrewsbury Cathedral

The church was designed by Edward Pugin the son of Augustus Pugin and was completed in 1856: amongst the glories of the Cathedral must be counted the stained glass.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Opening times

Stewards can be found in the Cathedral from Easter to 31st October on weekdays between 1pm and 4pm and on a Saturday between 10am and 4pm. From 1st November until Easter on Saturdays only between 10 am and 3pm. On Sundays the Cathedral is open for Mass from 7.30am to 12.15pm and from 4.30pm to 7pm. Due to stewards holidays, there may be afternoons when the cathedral cannot be opened.



The building was paid for by Bertram, Earl of Shrewsbury who sadly died three months before it was completed. It was he who chose the dedication and wished to take the name of Shrewsbury. The Bishop and his Cathedral are both a focus for the diocesan family of priests and laity and also a part of the church outreach with the good news of Jesus Christ for all people. The Cathedral was reordered in 1984 to make it more practical for the celebration of the revised liturgy. Amongst the glories of the Cathedral must be counted the stained glass. Six out of the ten windows are the outstanding work of Margaret Rope which were produced in the period between the wars. She was the daughter of a local doctor and after training, in Dublin, she became a Carmelite nun.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Roman Catholic Church

Contact information

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