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The Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives contains the historical documents of the Midland District (1688-1840), Central District (1840-1850), Diocese of Birmingham (1850-1911), Archdiocese of Birmingham (1911-).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.

Being a Catholic


Community-Building Concert in Birmingham

Talented young performers from Birmingham schools are making special appearances in a community-building concert on 2nd December at the Elgar Hall, at the University of Birmingham, with the backing of the 21-member international touring band Gen Verde.


RSS Daily Reflections

  • Wednesday 25 November
    Luke 21:12-19 One of the great blessings of Vatican II, a fruit of the Council we could say, was the 1994 Catechism of the Catholic Church, published by St John Paul II. In and of itself, it is a remarkable fact that those of us who lived through the publishing of this magnificent work did […]



Bp Pat McKinney at St Chad’s for Mass of Thanksgiving

L-R Bp William Kenney, Bp Robert Byrne, Bp Pat McKinney, Archbp Bernard Longley, Bp David McGough and Bp Philip Pargeter

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Catholic Today

Parish Boundaries

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

parish boundaries