St Peter and Paul Church, Newport

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Inside SS Peter and Paul Church
Detail of the Saint Peter window at SS Peter & Paul, Newport, Shropshire, by Margaret Rope

St. Peter and Pauls Church is a Catholic church in Newport, Shropshire, England. Salters Hall is in Salters lane, Newport, Shropshire, attached to the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and was designed by Augustus Pugin.

The parish covers Newport and the surrounding villages as far as Hinstock, It became a parish in 1650 When it was connected with the Catholic Talbot family at Longford Hall, When Longford Hall was sold in 1789 the Priest was provided with another residence by the Earl of Shrewsbury, this was Salters hall named after Judge Salter who was High sheriff of Shropshire, it is the oldest Catholic Parish in Shropshire and was the home of the first Bishop James Brown from 1851 to 1868. The church was built onto the house in 1832 - although not consecrated until 1906[1] - and the old house absorbed into the present large building.

The church contains a twentieth century stained glass window, designed by Margaret Rope, depicting Saints Peter and Paul, Winefride and Nicholas, and Our Lady Help of Christians.

In a garden outside the east end is the church war memorial, consisting of a stone figure of Christ on a wooden crucifix with the stigmata indicated in red paint, to members of its congregation who died in World War I.[1]

Coordinates: 52°46′12″N 2°23′01″W / 52.7699°N 2.3835°W / 52.7699; -2.3835

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Francis, Peter (2013). Shropshire War Memorials, Sites of Remembrance. YouCaxton Publications. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-909644-11-3.