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February 17, 2017
Nearly one hundred years ago, from May to October 1917, Our Lady appeared to three young shepherd children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, at Fatima in Portugal. In 2017, the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) in England and Wales will be promoting the Centenary of the Fatima…
February 6, 2017
Saturday 4 Feb at St Chad’s Cathedral saw the celebration of the Mass for Religious. His Grace, The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, was the Principal celebrant and preacher. The Cathedral was pleasantly full with representatives from all the various Religious Orders across the diocese. Concelebrating with His…
February 2, 2017
Catholic and Anglican bishops came together in Birmingham for a two-day joint meeting this week (31 January - 1 February). This was the fifth joint meeting in the past 10 years, with previous meetings in Leeds and London. These meetings aim to foster spiritual communion; to identify and develop programmes…
January 16, 2017
On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January, during the Week of Prayer For Christian Unity, St Chad’s Cathedral hosted 24 hours of prayer in what has now become an annual event, in which different churches and Christian groups from across Birmingham come together to pray in, with and for our…
January 6, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the Gammarelli tailors will be coming to the UK February 2017. We will be in Birmingham (St Chad’s Cathedral Crypt) on the 2nd and 3rd of February. We are anticipating a high demand so to avoid disappointment please make an appointment via our website. The UK visit website…
January 3, 2017
Midnight Mass on BBC One on Christmas Eve year was from St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham with Archbishop Bernard Longley as the Principal Celebrant. The Mass at Midnight was televised live by the BBC. It began by candlelight at 11.45pm with the Blessing of the Crib. Available via bbciplayer  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08692jk The…
December 19, 2016
Mass timesPLEASE NOTE THAT THE 12.15pm MASS FROM MONDAY 19th TO FRIDAY 23rd DECEMBER WILL BE IN ST PETER’S CHAPEL IN THE CATHEDRAL CRYPT. (Crypt door will open at 11.30am). THIS IS DUE TO PREPARATION WORK FOR OUR TELEVISED MIDNIGHT MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. THE CATHEDRAL MAY BE CLOSED DURING THIS…
December 8, 2016
‘Today’s feast of the Immaculate Conception marks the moment when God’s loving-mercy broke into the world in a new way, becoming a reality in the human nature of the eternal Son of God, born of the immaculate Virgin Mary’, said His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley in his homily celebrating this…
November 22, 2016
After the success of the Birmingham Churches Together 24 hours of prayer at St Philip’s Cathedral two years ago, and The Church at Carrs Lane last year, St Chad’s Cathedral are delighted to be welcoming the event this year, under the title “All are Welcome”. With a new format spread…
November 21, 2016
On Sunday 20th November at St Chad’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Birmingham, on the Feast of Christ the King, His Grace, The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, welcomed all to this celebration and to the closing of the Jubilee Door of Mercy. Dignitaries in attendance included The Lord Mayor…
November 15, 2016
By, Fr David Mellor, Archbishop’s representative for Prison Chaplaincy On Sunday 6th November Bishop Kenney spoke in St Chad’s Cathedral about his recent meeting with Pope Francis in Lund, Sweden. That occasion was during the visit of the Holy Father to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation,…
October 27, 2016
ST CHAD’S CATHEDRAL ASSOCIATION Thirteenth ANNUAL DINNER Canons’ Dining Room, Cathedral House Friday 18th November 2016 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm Principal Guest The Most Rev. Bernard Longley Archbishop of Birmingham After dinner entertainment by Don Maclean Well known comedian and BBC broadcaster and a member of our Association Fabulous Raffle…
August 28, 2016
“Holiness is not the luxury of the few,”  Mother Teresa once said, “it is a simple duty for each one of us.” Archbishop Bernard Longley has described Mother Teresa’s canonisation as a highly significant moment for the church throughout the world in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. At a Thanksgiving…
July 19, 2016
The Archdiocese of Birmingham is celebrating the Ordination of three new Priests – Fr Chris Yule, Fr Tomas Zuna and Fr Simon Baker.  The Ordinations took place at St Chad’s Cathedral. The chief celebrant, Archbishop Bernard Longley, in his welcoming address, thanked their parents “for the gift of three new…
July 19, 2016
Archbishop Bernard Longley has ordained two new Deacons: Tim Anthony and Keith Millage, at a Mass at St Chad's. Welcoming them to the Diaconate, the Archbishop outlined their mission: "Through sacramental ordination your lives are radically changed because they are now conformed to the life of Christ who came not…
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