Recruitment for Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) and Licence Programmes now open for 2024/25

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Pilgrims' Hands Blessed for Lourdes Ministry

Pilgrims and well-wishers joined a Blessing of Hands Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral in preparation for the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, commencing next week. Read more

Bishop William Kenney announced as new Chairman for Friends of the Holy Land charity

Archdiocese of Birmingham's Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus takes on new role Read more

Walsingham 2024: Mary, Model of Prayer & Intercessor

Hundreds of pilgrims from across the Archdiocese of Birmingham once again made pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. Read more

Bishop John Sherrington “deeply alarmed” by two amendments to Criminal Justice Bill

The Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Bishops’ Conference has released a statement on the Criminal Justice Bill expressing his deep concern about two tabled amendments that seek to liberalise abortion laws, set to be debated next week, Wednesday 15 May. Read more

Couples renew their commitment at annual Marriage Mass

On Saturday 4 May hundreds of married couples made their way to St Chad’s Cathedral for the annual Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. Read more

‘A forgotten conflict with no winners’ – Catholic and Anglican bishops on war in Sudan

Bishop Paul Swarbrick, the Bishops’ Conference’s Lead Bishop for Africa, and Bishop Nick Baines, the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Foreign Affairs, have issued a joint statement on the conflict in Sudan, saying the war is “a forgotten conflict with no winners”. Read more

The Cross of the Moment Study Launched

New report launched at St Chad’s Cathedral on the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse Read more

Safeguarding Audit Report Published

CSSA awards Archdiocese of Birmingham a safeguarding grading of 'Firm Progress' - with particular strengths in how safeguarding messages are communicated and how those who report harm are engaged with and cared for. Read more

Two New Auxiliary Bishops Appointed for the Archdiocese

Pope appoints Monsignor Timothy Menezes and Canon Richard Walker to be the new Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Birmingham Read more

Bishops issue pastoral reflection on gender

Document titled 'Intricately woven by the Lord: A pastoral reflection on gender by the bishops of England and Wales' now available Read more

CAFOD launches emergency appeal to support ‘world’s worst crisis’ in Sudan

Donations made will go towards supporting families in Sudan and surrounding countries, who are already contending with extreme hunger Read more

Out Now: The Spring issue of The Basilican magazine

Snap up your copy of the magazine from the St Chad’s Cathedral Association Read more

Women's charity shop to open in Moseley on Saturday 27 April

Anawim, Birmingham's Centre for Women, announce latest project to support those in need Read more

Pray in May with Mary's Meals

Parishes and schools invited to support global charity which provides life-changing school meals to the world's poorest children Read more

Stella Maris Mass celebrated at St Chad's Cathedral

An opportunity to pray and find out more about the charity's work of supporting seafarers, fishers and their families Read more

Ubi Caritas medals presented for dedication and service to the Church

A joyous celebration as two Kidderminster parishioners receive awards at special Mass Read more

Holy Week and Easter 2024 at St Chad’s Cathedral

Our Lenten journey culminates in the celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum Read more

Archdiocese of Birmingham Catholics receive Maundy money from Queen Camilla

Sister Thérèse O’Brien, Pastoral Assistant at St Chad’s Cathedral and Philip Jones from St George’s Catholic Church in Worcester were among the 75 men and 75 women receiving the gift. Read more

Holy Oils Blessed and Vows Renewed at Chrism Mass

Hundreds of Priests gathered to renew their vows at the annual Chrism Mass for the blessing of the holy oils used in ministry. Read more

Cardinal and Bishop Swarbrick decry “tragedy of immense proportions” across Sudan

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and Bishop Paul Swarbrick, Lead Bishop for Africa, have written to the Sudan and South Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference as war rages in Sudan. Read more