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.

Cardinal Vincent

Recent Posts

  • Sights and Sounds of Recusant England

    The Archdiocese of Birmingham is fortunate in having a rich tradition of Catholic history, reflected in the number of Recusant houses  where our predecessors bore witness to their faith, sometimes at the cost of their lives. Many of these houses, … Read more >

  • Fairtrade Fortnight

    There was a real buzz of activity and excitement throughout the Archdiocese during Fairtrade fortnight this year from 24 February to 9 March. 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the date of the first Fairtrade mark on a product sold … Read more >

  • Worldwide telecasts in April 2014, presided by Pope Francis

    Broadcast for the celebrations of Easter presided by Pope Francis as well as the Mass and Canonization of Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II Mondovissione – April 2014

    Pope Francis
  • Pupils are Left Holding the Baby

    On March 13, 30 Health and Social Care students were able to take part in the baby hire program and find out what it would be like to be real parents over a four day period. Each student was given … Read more >

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  • Sustainability and Recycling Project

    SS John and Monica’s Catholic Primary School in Birmingham and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Studley hosted a visit of 34 staff and pupils from our International Partner schools (11–15 February 2014). Both UK schools are involved in a … Read more >

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  • The Priestly Ordination of Fr Long Hoang Nguyen in St Joseph’s Malvern

    Long Hoang Nguyen was called in to see his bishop in Vietnam eight years ago. The Bishop told him he wanted him to prepare for priesthood in England, with a view to working there. ‘I had never thought that might … Read more >

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  • A Warm Welcome to our New Bishop

    Mike and Sue Conway travelled to Oxford to meet with Bishop-Elect Robert Byrne to talk about his new role, his spirituality and the new challenges he faces as a bishop. We met with Fr Robert at the Oratory in Oxford. … Read more >

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  • Mass of Welcome to Cardinal Vincent Nichols

    Cardinal Nichols returns to Birmingham for Celebratory Mass “We share the pride of the Church in England and Wales at welcoming your return to this city as Cardinal,” said Archbishop Bernard Longley at the beginning of a Mass of Welcome … Read more >

    Cardinal Vincent receives cheque from diocese
  • Newman University installs inaugural Chancellor

    Newman University continued its celebration of full university title with the appointment of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor as is inaugural Chancellor on Thursday 20 March. Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor is the retired Archbishop of Westminster and former spiritual leader of the Catholic Church … Read more >

    Newman University installs inaugural Chancellor

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RSS Daily Reflections

  • Friday 18 April
    John 18:1–19:42  •  Good FridayJesus’ destiny reaches its climax. Jesus was born to die and his hour has come. Good Friday is a holy moment. It’s a day of mystery and paradox. A day of mourning but also rejoicing. A day of seeming defeat but actual victory. A day of darkness but radiant light. Nothing reveals God’s love like the cross. Its eloquence speaks w […]


Photo copyright Fiona Bonham
Photo copyright Fiona Bonham

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Parish Boundaries

Google Maps of all the parishes in the diocese can be found at tinyurl.com/diocesemap

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