Shrewsbury Unitarian Church

The Edwardian façade hides a much older building.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Opening times

December and January: open 1pm to 3pm.
Other months: open Tuesday 2pm to 4pm and Thursday 1pm to 4pm.


High Street

This nonconformist church was founded in 1692 after the Great Ejection.

The royal coat of arms of George I confirms the legality of this dissenting congregation.

On the walls are monuments recording significant figures in the church’s history, including Charles Darwin who worshiped here as a boy and had his early schooling from the minister.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Unitarian Church

Contact information

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St Mary the Virgin

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Shrewsbury Cathedral

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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.