Discover St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

Welcome back to public Mass!
Full details below

We ask those coming to Mass 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 the latter part of October.

(Public Masses are highlighted by the *)

Wednesday *12.15
Feast of SS Simon & Jude

Thursday *12.15pm

Friday 12.15pm

Saturday 10am
Memorial of Our Lady
Celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley and followed with a recitation of the Rosary as part of a 24hr national Rosary Rally

Solemnity of All Saints
Saturday Vigil *12noon and *2pm

Sunday *10am and

*12noon Celebrated by Bp David Evans
A Diocesan Mass with the Renewal of Marriage Vows
Families from around the Archdiocese are invited to join the Mass via livestream

Diaconate Ordinations 3pm
Celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley

Monday *12.15pm (Open to the public)
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
7pm (Livestream only)
Celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley for those who have died in the past year

Live Streaming Notice

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.


A 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.


A Prayer of Spiritual Communion
for the Year of the Word

Lord Jesus Christ,
I have come before you at this Mass, as at every Mass,
seeking your blessing and offering you my life.

I am not able to receive you
in this Sacrament of your Body and Blood
but I have received the grace
of being called into your presence.

May my present hunger for the Eucharist,
my longing to be reunited with you, Lord,
and your holy people,
lead me to a deeper appreciation
of my faith and its place in my life.

During these days, in particular,
and during this Year of the Word,
may I draw strength and
nourishment from the Scriptures:
the Gospels which speak directly of you,
and those passages
with which you opened the minds of the disciples
on the Road to Emmaus.


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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