Church of England Diocese of Lichfield St. Aidan and St Paul Burton

Church and parish

This huge church next to the Town Hall, is a family-friendly church with a warm welcome. We are in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and the 0930 Sunday Mass is celebrated with traditional ritual and music to engage all the senses. Preaching links Holy Scripture and theology to human life in the 21st century.

The church, normally open Mondays to Fridays 12 noon to 2 pm as well as for regular services, is a short walk from the railway station in one direction and the Trent and Mersey canal in the other. We are delighted to see holidaymakers.

The 123' tower is one of the tallest buildings in the town, and clearly visible to travellers on the A38 and the railway. Burton, in Staffordshire, is Britain's brewing capital, and legend has it that the first Lord Burton of the Bass brewing family, who built Saint Paul's, hoped the church would become a cathedral when Burton was made a city. Neither happened.

Since 1 November 2005, Saint Paul's has been part of a single parish with Saint Aidan, Shobnall. The parish is served by the Vicar, Fr Stanley Monkhouse, also Vicar of Saint Modwen's, the Parish Church of Burton, with the assistance of Fr Phillip Jefferies (retired)..