"Rugeley Church, dedicated to St Augustine, is a large, handsome fabric, in a mixed style of architecture, erected in 1822, near the old parish church, which was a small ancient edifice, of which the tower and chancel still remain. The vicarage is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev TD Atkinson, MA.
There is a new church at Brereton, built in 1837 and dedicated to St Michael, which is a handsome cruciform structure in the Lancet Gothic style, standing on the brow of a hill. The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of the Vicar of Rugeley and incumbency of the Rev JE Wetherall.
There is an Independent Chapel, erected in 1813, and a Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1839, in Rugeley and a Wesleyan Chapel at Brereton.
The Roman Catholic Church at Rugeley is dedicated to Saints Joseph & Etheldreda, and was erected in 1849-50, in the decorated style of architecture. The exterior is of white stone, and the interior is of Bath stone, with clustered columns and exquisitely carved corbels. The present priest is the Rev John S Grenside. "
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]