Discover St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

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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. 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 middle of October.

(Public Masses are highlighted by the *)

Saturday 10am

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday Vigil *12noon and *2pm

Sunday *10am and *12noon

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A Prayer of Spiritual Communion
for the Season of Creation 2020

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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