The Commonwealth Games are coming to the Archdiocese of Birmingham!

The Games will be staged at venues across our Archdiocese area from Thursday 28 July to Monday 8 August.

Hundreds of thousands of people will be heading to our region this summer and we extend a very warm welcome to all.

To assist those who wish to visit a Catholic church during their time in the area we have listed below all the Catholic churches within the vicinity of the region's Commonwealth Games venues.

Simply click on the link to access the details of the church you wish to visit.

All of these churches anticipate a possible increase in visitor numbers and are ready to greet all and extend the hand of friendship.

Many of our Diocesan schools are also looking at how they can share the Commonwealth Games theme on their sports days and other events.

The Games also present a wonderful opportunity for parishes to host an event, for example an outdoor picnic, to bring people back together after a difficult few years.

An ecumenical ‘Service of Praise: The churches of Birmingham welcome the Commonwealth Games' will be held at St Chad’s Cathedral at 3pm on Sunday 24 July.

We will be joined by the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and the High Sheriff of the West Midlands (former athlete David Moorcroft).

Archbishop Bernard Longley will introduce the service and Bishop Mike Royal (General Secretary of Churches Together in England) will be the speaker.

A varied programme of music will be provided by the Cathedral organist, a worship band and the Birmingham City Council Workplace Choir.

150 free tickets are now available for the service. BOOK HERE

If you have any questions about our preparation and welcome for the Commonwealth Games please email [email protected]

St Elizabeth, Foleshill

St Augustine of Canterbury

St Francis of Assisi, Bedworth


Edgbaston Stadium - Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, B5 7QU

St Chad's Cathedral

St John and St Martin, Balsall Heath

The Immaculate Conception (Birmingham Oratory), Edgbaston

St Edward, Selly Park

St Dunstan, Kings Heath

St Jude, Maypole

St Chad's Cathedral


Sutton Park - Sutton Coldfield, B73 6LH

Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

St Nicholas, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield

St Anne, Streetly

Our Lady of the Assumption, Maryvale

Sacred Heart, Four Oaks


University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre - Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

St Mary, Harborne

Our Lady and St Rose of Lima, Weoley Castle

St Edward, Selly Park

Our Lady and St Brigid, Northfield

Our Lady of Fatima, Quinton

St Thomas of Canterbury, Tettenhall


Birmingham Churches Together and the Commonwealth Games

Over the past few years a group of Midlands Christian leaders have been meeting regularly to collaborate on Christian involvement in this summer's international gathering.

Find out about the Queen's Baton Prayer Relay, It's a Penalty, Blessing the Commonwealth, and other planned activities, events and newsletters on the Birmingham Churches Together website


Burn 24-7

Burn 24-7 are a global worship prayer and missions ministry with over 300 locations around the world. They are coordinating 336 hours of prayer and worship with outreach for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.

Burn 24-7 will be based at Elim Church (Elim Church Pheasey, Romney Way, Birmingham, B43 7TL).

Slots can be booked HERE and are by default an hour long, but double slots can be booked. Slots between 10pm and 7am will be acoustic.

If you have any queries please contact Burn247 direct via [email protected]


Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

For full details of the Games visit the official website


Fill your street with Friendliness

As One - free resources and Community Partnership

You may already have seen some of the 2,000 large vinyl banners 'Fill your street with Friendliness' that are starting to be displayed around Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley and across Worcestershire.

What you may not know is that this highly innovative partnership with the four local authorities, schools, GP surgeries and others, has actually been initiated by churches or all denominations working together.

Although not overtly religious, there is something of seizing the moment of the Commonwealth Games in the Midlands this summer as well as the national events to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Fill your street with Friendliness