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.

Recent Posts

  • Archbishop of Birmingham visits the Golden Temple, Amritsar

    The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley is visiting Amritsar this week (21 -28 October) at the invitation of Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia – the spiritual leader of one of the largest Sikh communities in Birmingham. … Read more >

  • Archbishop Bernard Longley celebrates Mass for Merton College’s 750th anniversary

    In the 750th Anniversary Year of Merton College Oxford, the Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley received an invitation from the Warden, Fellows and Chaplain, Dr Jones to celebrate a Mass in the College Chapel. In his homily … Read more >

  • Bishop Robert Byrne answers the question “Why was Newman so great?”

    Birmingham Oratory’s ‘Day of Prayer’ for Cardinal Newman on Saturday saw the Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, Bishop Robert Byrne, preaching about Newman’s greatness. The bishop began by referencing Blessed John Henry Newman’s funeral which is widely known to have attracted … Read more >

  • From Humble Beginnings…

    Henley-on-Thames was late in celebrating its first Catholic Mass following the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. Some 35 years later, on All Saints Day, in 1864, a handful of worshippers, less than a dozen in all, gathered in a small … Read more >

    Bell St 17 1890a
  • Deacons Wives

    As we arrived at Birmingham Airport at 4am on Monday 15 September it was reassuring to see a fellow deacon and his wife waiting to check in their bags. We had the right day and the right airport! Soon after … Read more >

  • Blessing and Opening of St Mary’s Prayer Garden

    On Monday 8 September, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Bicester, celebrated the blessing and opening of its Prayer Garden. The ribbon was duly cut by Taryne Chattey (year 6) and Alexander Stoka (EYFS) – the oldest and youngest children in … Read more >

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  • Archbishop Bernard Longely at the Blessed Dominic Barberi Convention in Viterbo, Thursday 18 September, 2014

    Your Excellences, distinguished guests and dear friends: It is an immense pleasure for me to come to Viterbo together with my fellow pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Birmingham in the Midlands of England. We come on pilgrimage as representatives of … Read more >

    Archbishop Bernard at the Blessed Dominic Barberi Convention in Viterbo
  • Deacon John Burrows RIP

    Funeral arrangements: Reception                  Monday 13th October 2014 at 7 p.m. & Mass:                      at Sacred Heart, Alwyn Road, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7QT Funeral Mass:            Tuesday 14th October 2014 at 11.00 at Sacred Heart, Alwyn Road, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7QT Burial:            … Read more >

  • Deacon John Burrows RIP

    Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon John, deacon of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, and based in Sacred Heart Parish, Rugby, who died following a short illness on 1st October 2014. Please pray for his wife Mary … Read more >

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  • Friday 24 October
    Luke 12:54-59 A people dependent upon agriculture, fishing and livestock were adept, by necessity, at interpreting weather systems. Thus it was common knowledge in first-century Palestine that the winds from the west came from the Mediterranean Sea and brought rain and storms. In contrast the warmer wind from the south came from the desert and […]



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