St Chad’s Cathedral is open for Private Prayer only at the moment
As of Wednesday 2nd December, we shall be open for Mass every day:
Sunday 10am and 12 noon,
Monday to Friday 12.15pm (Sacrament of Reconciliation 11.30-12noon),
Saturday Masses 10am and 2pm (Sacrament of Reconciliation follows both)
Let us pray for our country, for the communities within our Archdiocese, and for local and national Church and Political leaders at this time.
We ask those attending to bring a piece of paper with their name and phone number written on it and place it in the container provided for this purpose.
The Cathedral now has the QR code facility for you to register your attendance through the Covid 19 app, as an alternative to giving in your details.
Please read this Track & Tracing before attending.
There is some maintenance work taking place at Cathedral House which means that from the Cathedral Car Park, access to the Cathedral is only by walking out of the Car Park, turning left and following the Cathedral round to the main entrance. We apologise for any inconvenience for this work which will be ongoing until early December.
Feast of St Birinus
Second Sunday of Advent (B)
*10am and *12noon
Prayer of Spiritual Communion for Advent I
(to be used from 1st Sunday of Advent to 16th December)
Lord Jesus Christ,
this Holy Season
calls us to be awake and alert
for your Second Coming,
the day when all things shall be accomplished.
Make ready our hearts,
and invite us to be united with you in this Sacrament
which foreshadows the Banquet to be celebrated
in the joy of eternity.
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.