Prees - St Chad's Church

The historic and beautiful Church of St Chad's is largely 14th-century but is built on a Saxon site; it has an 18th-century tower and contains a notable window made up of fragments of medieval glass brought to Prees from the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury, 1403. The church is Grade 2* listed.  St Chad's is part of the PEW group of churches in North Shropshire - working together with St Chad's Prees and St Mary the Virgin Edstaston. We are currently in Vacancy


We are occasionally live streaming some of our services on Facebook (, uploading them afterwards on our YouTube channel but most services are now 'in-person'.


All the following are joint services for the whole benefice and all are welcome!

Sunday 7 April 11am Holy Communion, St Chad’s Prees

Wednesday 10 April 10.45am Morning Worship, St Mary’s Whixall

Sunday 14 April 9.30am Morning Prayer Service, St Mary’s Whixall

                                  11am Holy Communion, St Mary the Virgin Edstaston

Sunday 21 April 11am Morning Worship and APCM, St Chad’s Prees

                                 6pm Evening Prayer and APCM, St Mary the Virgin Edstaston

Monday 22 April 6.30pm Evening Prayer and APCM, St Mary’s Whixall

Wednesday 24 April 10.45am Holy Communion, St Mary’s Whixall

Sunday 28 April 11am Holy Communion, St Mary’s Whixall

Annual Parochial Church Councils

Prees Sunday 21 April 11am

Edstaston Sunday 21 April 6pm

Whixall Monday 22 April 6.30pm

Vestry Hours (these take place at St Chad’s for all our churches)

Wednesday 10 April 6.30-7.30pm

Sunday 21 April 2-3pm


The Church and churchyard, vicarage and school are nestled together by the War Memorial and garden on the edge of the village of Prees and form a picturesque area within the village.

The parish of St Chad's Church covers the villages of Prees, Higher Heath and Prees Green as well as some surrounding farms and cottages. There are 35 on the electoral roll.

There is an enthusiastic team of bell ringers, who ring most Sundays and for weddings, and worship is enriched by a wonderful organ, which is kept in good repair.

Services vary from week to week, in a regular pattern, offering opportunities for varied worshiping styles. In normal times services are followed by tea, coffee and biscuits, giving the congregation time to meet and get to know one another. These times have proved invaluable in achieving a sense of oneness in the congregation and an opportunity to welcome visitors in a relaxed way.

Social activities are organised throughout the year, not just to raise money but to allow the community to meet together and usually eat together!

Prees congregation members also offer a Self Support in Bereavement Group which meet monthly for outings and company, and St Chad’s Ladies also meet monthly for friendship and outings.

The PCC has a 100 Club to raise money for the upkeep of the churchyard and Church building, which is appreciated as an asset in the whole community. The response has been encouraging and assures us that people appreciate and support ‘their’ church, even though they may not be regular worshippers.

The parish of Prees: St Chad is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Dr Donna Cliftlands

The PEW Benefice
c/o Dovehouse Barn
Rack Lane

SY13 2RN
Benefice Administrator
Benefice Administrator

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Morning Worship

Monthly. Every Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Prees - St Chad's Church
Church Street Prees Whitchurch, SY13 2EE, United Kingdom

A service for all! Everyone welcome

The Benefice Vestry hour is the place to come if you are planning a wedding or baptism in one of our churches.

Prees - St Chad's Church Charity No. 620608