Architecture and Windows
St Chad’s church was consecrated on July 6th 1910. The building was designed by GF Bodley and after his death completed by his partner CG Hare. The church was the gift of the first Lord Burton, built at the cost of è¬°00.
The building is Grade 1 listed and is built of Hollington stone. As well as the building itself the church is home to a number of stained glass windows and carvings. Amongst some of the more noteable items are the Good Shepherd window, a rerodos depicting the last supper after the style of da Vinci. Pevsner stated that St Chad’s is the finest building in Burton upon Trent and John Betjamin described it as ‘a cathedral on a mean street’.
The Bell Tower
Originally the tower contained just one bell, but in 1999 six bells were added from Christ Church Newborough and with the addition of Burton Albion Bell in 2000 this was brought to the total of eight. The bells are rung regularly each Sunday and for special occasions: a full peal of St Chad’s Delight Major was rung on 6th July 2010 to mark the centenary of the dedication of the church.
Ringing practice takes place each Friday at 7.30pm and new members to the team are always welcome.