Welcome to the Archdiocese of Birmingham

We hope that you will find our website useful and enjoy searching through the various aspects of life in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Here you will be able to check our list of clergy and parishes, to find out Mass times and other services. You can access the pages of Archbishop Bernard Longley and his auxiliary bishops, read some of their homilies and learn more about them. You will find a list of contacts of the various offices of the Archdiocese and the many charitable organizations at work across the West Midlands and beyond.

Whatever your reason for visiting us we pray that God will bless your search and grant you many blessings.

Proclaim 15

PROCLAIM’15: BUILDING MISSIONARY PARISHES is the name of a major initiative that has been launched this year by the Bishops’ Conference Department for Evangelisation , to help parishes become more effective in their missionary outreach. At its heart is a … Read more >

Proclaim 15

Recent Posts

  • Birmingham based novice tells her story as figures indicate the number of women becoming nuns has reached a 25-year high:

    Twenty-five year old Terese Badon has been living as a novice in the Divine Love Community in Erdington since last August, after joining the order a year earlier in her native Romania.  Terese pins her radical decision down to being … Read more >

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  • Where Can I Put My Flowers

    Visitors from around the archdiocese gathered on wednesday 15th April in St Chads Cathedral, Birmingham to launch this years annual Flower Festival, and to organise the special places in the Cathedral for their displays. Churches and schools from many denominations … Read more >

    Where Can I Put My Flowers
  • St Chad’s Cathedral Fifth Annual Flower Festival

    12 – 14 June 2015 St Chad’s Cathedral and Minor Basilica is still known as one of A W Pugin’s gems and he was determined along with the Earl of Shrewsbury that it would be filled with works of art … Read more >

    St Chad’s Cathedral Fifth Annual Flower Festival
  • Easter Monday, Men’s Morning Mass, 6 April 2015

    Archbishop Bernard began his homily at the Easter Monday Mass by giving thanks to God for the eight adults who were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil at St Chad’s. These eight people stand … Read more >

  • Easter Sunday, 5 April 2015

    On Easter Sunday morning Archbishop Bernard celebrated Mass at St Mary’s Seminary, Oscott. Recapping on the recent Triduum liturgy the Archbishop brought us in to this Easter morning reminding us that the light has dawned and that ‘Christ is the … Read more >

  • Easter Vigil, 4 April 2015

    In his homily at the Easter Vigil Mass at St Chad’s cathedral Archbishop Bernard Longley began by showing how through the readings from the Old Testament [read at the Vigil] we have accompanied the Jewish people in their longing for … Read more >

  • Good Friday, 3 April 2015

    In his Good Friday homily Archbishop Patrick Kelly invited us to come with him to  Jerusalem 2000 years ago to Behold the Man, the I Am, who is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is the One who through … Read more >

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  • Holy Thursday, 2 April 2015

    Holy Thursday Mass at the Cathedral of St Chad was a welcoming one and an occasion that set the tone for this first day of the Triduum. Fr David Oakley, Rector of Oscott College, inspired us, ‘to search out our … Read more >

    Holy Thursday 2015
  • Chrism Mass, 1 April 2015

    St Chad’s Cathedral was packed on Wednesday of Holy Week for the Chrism Mass which was celebrated in the presence of more than two hundred priests from across the archdiocese.  The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, the Archbishop of Birmingham, was … Read more >

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  • Monday 27th April
    Acts 11:1-18 Some years ago the Catholic bishops of England and Wales launched a campaign to encourage parishes to be more welcoming. The very notion that they felt there needed to be such a campaign seemed like a defeat. An unwelcoming parish is rather like an unfriendly pub, a hostile restaurant or an unhelpful shop […]



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