St Chad’s Cathedral is the Mother church of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. St Chad’s was designed by the great Gothic Revivalist Augustus Welby Pugin, who was also responsible for the Palaces of Westminster and the iconic clock tower of Big Ben.

As the first Catholic Cathedral erected in Great Britain following the Reformation of the 16th Century, it is of great significance.

St Chad’s is highlighted as one of Birmingham’s most significant buildings in the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Birmingham by Andy Foster.

It also features in ‘A Glimpse of Heaven’, a survey of the best 100 Catholic Churches in England and Wales published by English Heritage, in conjunction with the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales in 2006.

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