Choir, St. Mary's Church, Stafford,

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Date:1950

Description:The Collegiate Church of St. Mary is the parish church of Stafford. The present building is a mixture of genuine medieval and the work of Sir Gilbert Scott, who restored the church in 1841 - 1844 in what he imagined to be its original style.

Originally the church possessed a spire, but it was blown down in 1593 during a storm, bringing with it part of the choir roof.

As was common with many churches, the public used the nave of the church for their worship, while the deans and canons of the college used the chancel. With the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, this practice ceased but it was not until the 1840s that the screen dividing the two parts of the church was removed.


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1810s
St. Mary's Church, Stafford,
St. Mary's Church, Stafford,

The Collegiate Church of St. Mary is the parish church of Stafford. The present ...

1840s
St. Mary's Church, Stafford,
St. Mary's Church, Stafford,

The Collegiate Church of St. Mary is the parish church of Stafford. The present ...

1860s
W. G. Cowie, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Stafford
W. G. Cowie, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Stafford

William Garden Cowie (1831-1902) was born in London and was curate of St. Clement, ...

1890s
St. Mary's Church, Stafford
St. Mary's Church, Stafford

The Collegiate Church of St. Mary is the parish church of Stafford. The present ...

1940s
Verger and Rector, St. Mary's Church, Stafford,
Verger and Rector, St. Mary's Church, Stafford,

The Verger, A.J. Turner, with the Rector, The Ven. W.A. Parker, Archdeacon and Rector ...

1970s
St Mary's Church organ, Stafford,
St Mary's Church organ, Stafford,

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Image courtesy of: Staffordshire County Records Office

Donor ref:County Record Office No D4113/6/1-3 (18/2025)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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