St Luke's, Ironbridge

Our church is open daily from 10-4pm for quiet reflection away from the busyness of life.

Our mission goals for the next year are focusing on Town, Trade and Tourism.

This year's Summer Fayre will take place on SATURDAY JULY 6TH from 1pm


A Prayer for safety in Ironbridge when flooding occurs:-


Creator God, your world is undergoing changes,

sometimes the changes are natural but sometimes they are because of our missuse of what it provides. Help us to be wise in how we use this world's resources

and look upon us with compassion as we try to maintain our lives and businesses.

Grant us wisdom and strength to face challenges when the river rises and threatens homes.

We pray for the agencies who prepare flood defences and the care and safety of all residents.

May St. Luke's Church in Ironbridge be a place of refuge in times of need and chaos.



Family Services at St. Luke's Church:

Do you know family orientated services take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month?  If you haven't tried one yet, do come along and enjoy.

For 184 years St. Luke's church has been serving the community of Ironbridge and during those years many additions and alterations have been made to ensure the building continues to be suitable for the task ahead.   We have exciting plans to develop our building further to extend our work with young people and reach out into the community.

In 2021 we completed the redecoration of the church and installed new carpeting to the Sanctuary and main aisle, and now we are turning our attention to creating a fully accessible toilet, improving hospitality/kitchen and information area for congregation and visitors.

Please come and pay us a visit and perhaps pick up a copy of our Parish News for more information as you walk around.


Church Hill, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7PW


A 19th century church overlooking the Iron Bridge, situated on a steep hill accessible by 109 steps from The Square or up the narrow road (Church Hill).  Parking is available on public car parks in the town, but not near the church.  St. Luke's has many unique features, particularly in regard to the position of the tower, iron window frames and Jackfield Maws tiles.   Steeped in the history of the Gorge, it has much to offer the visitor.


The building of the bridge in 1779 resulted in the growth of a settled population in its immediate area. The district, at the time, formed part of the parish of Madeley.

The nearest churches were at Broseley and Madeley and, following the spiritual revival brought about by the teaching of Whitfield, Wesley and Fletcher, a few earnest and influential residents thought that a church should be built in Iron Bridge. On 26th December 1834 a small meeting of parishioners was held in the Savings Bank. Estimates had been invited for building the proposed church, which was designed by Thomas Smith of Madeley. The lowest of these was accepted - that of Samuel Smith and Son of Madeley Wood.

A committee was formed in 1835 to organise funds by subscription, and the final cost of the building alone was £2,942 16s 1d. The total cost was £3,232 1s 11d, including £50 for the site. We are told that 321,000 bricks were used in the construction. (Bricks were then priced at 8s 0d per thousand.)

The church was completed by the middle of 1837 but, owing to the death of the then Bishop of Hereford, it was not consecrated until 26th October 1837, although permission had been given for services to be held prior to the consecration.

Church Guide

A comprehensive guide to this church can be dowloaded below.

St Luke's Church, Ironbridge
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