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Churches of the British Isles

Gallery: Churches of Wrexham

by Peter Kessler, 24 February 2020

Wrexham Part 1: Churches of Chirk

St Mary's Church, Chirk, Wrexham, Wales

St Mary's Church, Chirk, is at the north-east corner of the Church Street and Trevor Road junction. The original eleventh century Norman church on this site was dedicated as St Tissilio's Church, probably built over a 'llan', a walled enclosure with a chapel, hermit's huts, and burials, dedicated to St Tysilio. The Norman building was enlarged in the 1400s and rededicated to St Mary then or soon after. It remained part of the Church of England until the 1920 withdrawal.

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Chirk, Wrexham, Wales

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Chirk, Sits on the northern side of Castle Road, about midway between the Castle Walks and Ceirog Close junctions. It was opened on 17 March 1929 by Bishop Francis Vaughan, having been built and furnished at the expense of the then-Dowager Lady Trevor of Brynkinallt. She was a member of the old Catholic Petre family. It replaced Chirk Green Chapel, a wooden building of 1905 which sat in the grounds of a nearby hospital.

All photos on this page kindly contributed by Sam Weller via the 'History Files: Churches of the British Isles' Flickr group.



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