Thomas Church and his three sons Alfred, William and Thomas Jr. founded Church’s the high end English footwear company in 1873. The family business quickly grew to be a large company employing over 700 workers based on the Church family experience in the production of handmade, quality shoes dating back to 1675. Each pair of men’s welted shoes are still manufactured in Northhapmton by specialized artisanal craftsmen. Church’s shoes are timeless and beyond trends. A pair can last a lifetime if properly cared for.