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"The Childrens Church"

Celebrating 75 years at the heart of the community.

In 1940, the country was embroiled in a world war. However, in one small corner of Staffordshire a happy event was taking place - the consecration of a new church, St Francis, Meir Heath.


At the time, it was known as the 'Children's Church' because it was part-funded by money raised from church schools in the diocese. Over the last 75 years, the parish has seen huge changes and this anniversary provides a perfect opportunity to record the history of the parish for the benefit of future generations as well as celebrating the changes in industry, history, culture and, of course, worship that has taken place over the last 8 decades.


We want to ensure a lastinng legacy that is accessible to all, using events, activities, services and digital media particularly to excite and engage all parishioners, including young people and families, with their local heritage and the church that has been at the heart of it all since 1940.

75th Celebration Film

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