Rev. John Sharp B.A., M.Th., Ph.D
Cathedral House
St Chad’s Queensway
B4 6EU

Tel: 0121 230 6252
Email: [email protected]

The Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives contains the historical documents of the Midland District (1688-1840), Central District (1840-1850), Diocese of Birmingham (1850-1911), Archdiocese of Birmingham (1911-).  It is also the repository of the parishes of the archdiocese and contains many parish registers. These can be searched on our own website which can be found at

The archives are normally open to members of the public on three days of the week (Wednesday-Friday) from 11 am until 6 pm.  No charge is made.  It is necessary to make an appointment by letter, telephone or e-mail before visiting; casual visitors are not admitted.  ID (including address) must be produced on your first visit.

If you wish to download an information leaflet, click here.

The archivist cannot undertake research.

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Google Maps of all the parishes in the diocese can be found at

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