Discover St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

The Birmingham Clean Air Zone came into force on 1st June 2021 which will affect parishioners, staff and volunteers who travel to the Cathedral by car. If you own a non-compliant vehicle, you will be subject to a daily charge of £8 to enter the zone. Information relating to the changes can be found by visiting This includes the facility to check if your vehicle is exempt from the charge to enter the zone.

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Friday 12.15pm
Memorial of Our Lady of Walsingham

Saturday 10.00am

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday Vigil 4.30pm
Sunday 9.30am &
Mass Participation Sheet

Prayer of Spiritual Communion for the Season of Creation
(1st September to 4th October)

Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Body and Blood are made present for your people
under the appearance of bread and wine:
fruits of the earth to sustain us;
During this Season of Creation,
we rejoice in the earth’s beauty
which has been set before us
and has given us cause for thanksgiving
at the work of the Father’s hand.

In this holy Sacrament of the Eucharist,
unite us in your prayer to the Father.
Make of our lives a sacrifice of praise
and deepen our sense of responsibility
for the welfare of the earth, our Common Home.


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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