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


    A Diocesan Mass for the late Father Gerry McArdle will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Thimblemill Lane, Nechells, Birmingham B7 5HT on Friday, 17th July 2015 at 7.00p.m. followed by a Reception in St. Joseph’s School Hall. Car parking … Read more >

  • Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy in Lourdes 2015

    ‘My time in Lourdes was life changing. It was more than I could ever imagine. An indescribable journey, full of happy and precious memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. The whole pilgrimage, from the beginning … Read more >

  • A Trip Down Memory Lane

    Celeste is a sprightly 84 year old visiting Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage for the second time in her life. The first time was 57 years ago in 1958 when she was 27 years old and had just come out … Read more >

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  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Lourdes 2015

    On the Friday before half-term, a group of staff and students from St Thomas Aquinas travelled to Lourdes. This was a special year as it was the 75th anniversary of Birmingham Diocese’s annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady … Read more >

  • ‘Let There be Light!’

    Before my pilgrimage people said to me that Lourdes was a place that was difficult to describe, but an experience that I would never forget; others stated that it epitomised beauty and miracles. Perhaps the most compelling account however, was … Read more >

  • Archbishop Bernard Longley, Invites Young People to Join the Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day Krakow!

    During the Pilgrimage to Lourdes, His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley personally asked young people from across the diocese, to respond to his invitation to join him in Krakow for the 31st International World Youth Day Gathering! The WYD planning team … Read more >

  • Pupils Raise Money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

    Pupils at St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School have raised a total of £593.28 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. All children in school took part in an initiative led by Marie Curie called ‘mini pots of care.’ Marie Curie provided us … Read more >

  • St Chad’s Association Mass

    On Sunday 14th June, Archbishop Bernard Longley celebrated the Association of St Chad’s Mass in the beautiful adorned cathedral of St Chad. The closure of the Flower Festival served as a stunning backdrop for the Mass and a pertinent setting … Read more >

  • Fr Gerry McArdle RIP

    The Archdiocese of Birmingham asks you to pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Gerry McArdle, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham who died earlier today. The Funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon on Monday … Read more >

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RSS Daily Reflections

  • Wednesday 1 July
    Matthew 8:28-34  •  St Oliver Plunkett (Feast in Ireland only) In today’s passage from Matthew’s Gospel it is wonderful that the two demoniacs are set free, by Jesus, from the evil spirits that had tormented their lives – but what had the poor pigs done to deserve having the spirits transferred to them, and with […]



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Parish Boundaries

Google Maps of all the parishes in the diocese can be found here.

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