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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Saturday 10.00am

Solemnity of the First Sunday of Advent (C)
Saturday Vigil 4.30pm
Sunday 9.30am &

Mass Participation Sheet

Monday 12.15pm

Tuesday 12.15pm
Feast of St Andrew

Wednesday 12.15pm
Feast of St Edmund Campion

Thursday 12.15pm

Friday 12.15pm
Memorial of St Francis Xavier

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 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.


Prayer of Spiritual Communion for Advent II
(to be used from 17th– 24th December)

Son of God and Saviour,
as we look towards the event
of your birth at Bethlehem:

Fill us with awe at your presence here;
Prepare our hearts.
May each day of our lives
be an encounter with you,
the Word made Flesh.


All Masses of Christmas through to the Baptism of the Lord

Jesus Christ,
Son of God,

We adore the majesty of your Incarnation.
We adore you present in our midst.
Bring peace to the world this Christmas Season.
Bring peace to your people through our participation in this Sacrament.


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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