St Chad, by tradition, founded a line of churches since dedicated to him along this western edge of his vast diocese of Lichfield. Now part of the diocese of St Asaph in the Church in Wales we remain delighted to be known as St Chad’s Church, Hanmer.
St Chad’s Prayer
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, by whose providence your blessed servant Saint Chad was sent to be Bishop of Lichfield and found churches throughout his ancient diocese; grant that we who have entered into the spiritual heritage which he left here in Hanmer may like him be inspired to devote ourselves wholly to your service, and ever to maintain the virtue of love and peace, one with another, and towards all the faithful; through the grace of Him who is Prince of Peace, our only Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Entered December 2014, updated 21st December 2019 by Bill Barlow.