"The Church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, was rebuilt of brick many years ago, except the tower, which is very ancient. It was repaired and beautified in 1842.
Lord Hatherton is patron of the perpetual curacy, in the incumbency of the Rev. GB Clare, BA.
In Saredon is a small Independent Chapel, built in 1840."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)
The church of St Mary was formerly known as St Luke.