Points to Note:
Castlechurch on Newport Road is also dedicated to St Mary and the graveyard is still open.
The Gilbert Scott restoration of 1842-44 resulted in a lot of floor memorials being relocated and in some cases being recut and moved to fit a space in the floor especially in the Lady Chapel where the memorials are very badly worn. The Lady Chapel floor has now been carpeted.
Our churchyard closed in 1856. We have no details of who is buried there.
Anything we know about memorials in St Mary's is in the Memorials Index.
I am very happy to assist in any way I can but please exhaust the website resources first. If these have helped please let me know; it will enable us to improve our information in the future.
The Borough of Stafford Book of Remembrance
This book, kept in a locked wooden case by the North Transept is the only memorial to Stafford's Second World War dead. Comprising fifteen pages of handwritten names. It is in very poor condition and to protect it the pages have been photographed and these can be viewed at the Welcome Desk.
Births, Marriages and Deaths
The Birth, Marriage and Death records for St Mary's began in 1559 but they are patchy in the late 1600s.
These are all held at
The Memorials Index lists the names of all those mentioned on any monument, window, plaque or memorial not just the dedicatee of the memorial. It also includes those listed in The Memorial Book for the two World Wars. It lists the location of the memorial, the type of memorial and the dates (approximate age from year of death etc.) for the dedicatee where given.
We have the War Memorials from Christchurch which closed in the 1980s in the North Transept. The names from these memorials have been added to the Memorials Index.
There are many memorials where information is incomplete either due to wear or because the stone was cut during the 1842 restoration. I have included all names that I can read.
A copy of the Memorials Index is kept at the Welcome Desk or can be downloaded as an Xcel file using the link below