"St Chad's Church, the other ancient parish church of Stafford, is a small structure, in imitation of the earliest Norman plan, which assigned one half of the whole dimensions to the nave, one quarter to the tower, and the remainder to the chancel. About 120 years ago, it was cased with brick, but some portion of the old buttresses are still visible. The north side of the chancel exhibits the only fragment of Norman architecture now extant in this ancient borough. The tower is in the latest pointed style, and has two bells.[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev S Gilson, MA, who is also master of the Grammar School."
Church of England Registers
The register of St Chad, Stafford, commenced in 1636. The original registers for the period 1636-1938 (Bapts), 1636-1956 (Mar) & 1636-1859 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts for the period 1636-1864 (with many gaps) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.
A transcripts of the registers for the period 1636-1811 was published by the Staffordshire Parish Register Society in 1936 and has been reprinted by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.
Nonconformist Church Registers
Records of Nonconformist churches in Stafford can be found on the Stafford page.
[Last updated: 30th August 2004, Mike Harbach. © 1999 - 2004]