Discover St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham


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Monday 12.15pm
Memorial of St Anthony, Abbot

Tuesday 12.15pm
Octave of Christian Unity

Wednesday 12.15pm
Feast of St Wulstan

Thursday 12.15pm

Friday 12.15pm
Memorial of St Agnes


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday Vigil 4.30am
Sunday 9.30am & 11.30am

A Prayer of Spiritual Communion (St Alphonsus Liguori)

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things 
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.


Prayer of Spiritual Communion for Vocations to the Priesthood

Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, offered as a Sacrifice on the Cross to take away the sins of the world:
I unite myself with your sacrifice on the altar, with the Eucharist which I cannot receive.
You have given to your Church the Sacrament of Baptism through which your people are made holy.
You have given to your Church the Sacrament of the Priesthood by which the banquet of the Eucharist is set before us.

I pray today for all priests,
who through their consecration
make present in your Church your real and abiding presence.

I thank you for the gift of the Priesthood.
I praise your wonderful presence in the Eucharist.


Welcome to St Chad’s, the first Catholic Cathedral erected in Great Britain in 1841 following the Reformation of the 16th Century.

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.

The Cathedral is home to the relics of St Chad, which were originally interred in a shrine at Lichfield Cathedral in the year 672 AD.

The Cathedral celebrated its centenary in 1941 and was designated a Minor Basilica by Pope Pius XII.

St Chad’s is known across the world as a beautiful building with a remarkable history and a rich heritage. But it is first and foremost a House of God. St Chad’s is the Mother Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham which covers five counties. It is a place for worship and prayer, a place where we can meet God and offer him our praise and thanksgiving and bring him our needs and concerns.

I hope that you will capture something of the beauty and the love of God as you explore our web-site. Catholics believe that we all need God, and that we discover and know him through faith in his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus founded the Church so that his message of faith, hope and love could be passed on to every generation. Our mission at St Chad’s is to offer that message of faith to everyone.

God wants to touch your life and to help you achieve your full dignity as a human being. In other words, to become like Jesus the perfect man. I pray that all of us here at St Chad’s can help you in your journey of faith.

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