Chetwynd is a rural parish in Shropshire, that shares a united benefice with the parishes of Forton and Newport with Longford; all are within the Deanery of Edgmond and Shifnal, in the Diocese of Lichfield. The ecclesiastical parish of Chetwynd is geographically divided into four portions; the eastern parish border follows the Staffordshire county boundary, the southern extends into the town of Newport with northern and western limits in detached enclaves close to Howle and Childs Ercall.
Chetwynd is an ancient parish that has record of a priest in the Domesday Book, though we are only able to confirm the names of Rectors from 1272. There have been a succession of church buildings in the locality, with the present church of St Michael and All Angels being consecrated in 1867.
This beautiful grade II listed building is an example of the Victorian Gothic style by Benjamin Ferry; it is built in local red sandstone with a square tower surmounted with a spire extending to 123 ft. The church boasts rich carving to the chancel screen, altar, pulpit and lectern; the stone capitals on the marble columns along the south aisle display similar fine workmanship. The eastern stained glass window depicts our Lord enthroned, surrounded by a host of angels and archangels led by St Michael; below this is an inspiring majolica tiled reredos depicting symbols of Christ's Passion.