"Stone parish church, St Michael, is a plain but neat building, standing on an eminence, in a spacious burial ground, at the south end of the town. It was commenced in 1753, and finished in 1758, when it was dedicated to St Michael the Archangel, of whom here is a beautiful painting, presented by the late Earl St Vincent, whose remains are interred in the churchyard, within the walls of a massive stone mausoleum, built by the Jervis family many years ago. The Lord Chancellor is patron of the perpetual curacy, in the incumbency of the Rev. Gibson Lewis, BA.
The old church, which was dedicated to St Ulfred, stood nearer to the parsonage house than the present edifice, and enclosed an ancient tomb, now left open to the churchyard, which has upon it the recumbent effigies of Sir Thomas Crompton and his lady. It was a venerable Saxon pile, and was so decayed and dilapidated in 1749, that a large portion of it fell down on December 30th, after the funeral of Elizabeth Unitt.
Christ Church stands on the north side of the town, where the population is rapidly increasing. It is a plain structure, erected in 1839. The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of the trustees of the late Rev C Simeon, and incumbency of the Rev Fras. Kitchen, MA.
A view of Christ Church.
Aston church, St Saviour, is a neat structure in the Early English style, built in 1845, by Viscount St Vincent, who is patron of the perpetual curacy, in the incumbency of the Rev HB Greenwood, BA.
Normacot church, a beautiful structure in the style which prevailed in the 13th century, was erected by the Duke of Sutherland, in 1847. The curacy is annexed to Blurton, and the incumbent is the Rev Canon Hutchinson, MA.
In the town of Stone are three small dissenting places of worship, the Wesleyan Chapel in Lichfield Street, Zoar New Connexion Methodist Chapel, in Abbey Court, built in 1821, and the Independent Chapel, in Chapel Street, built in about 1791"
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)
Postcard of Stone Congregational Chapel c1930.