I owned a few pairs of Church's before joining this forum. Got to know Crockett & Jones from here so bought a few pairs including 3 pairs of Handgrade. After a few years I sold them all. Now I own none of them but still keeping 4 pairs of Church's. Why? The leather quality, even Church's handgrade is better than C&J Handgrade.
I own both brands therefore I can make a comment.
But then I admit that Church's is a bit overpriced.