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March 27, 2020
For the first time from this Sunday, 29 March, Masses at St Chad’s Cathedral will be live streamed on a daily basis. The launch Mass of this new live streaming facility will be at 11am for the Rededication of England to Mary. Archbishop Bernard Longley will celebrate this Mass, concluding…
March 18, 2020
Video of His Grace speaking about the Coronavirus and its impact on our lives today. Written message from His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley, to all Clergy and Parishioners Public Letter from the Presidency of the Bishops Conference Liturgical Advice to Bishops
March 18, 2020
The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Canon Stephen Wright and Canon David Evans to be the new Auxiliary Bishops to serve our Archdiocese. These appointments come following Bishop Robert Byrne’s appointment to Hexham and Newcastle in March 2019 and Bishop David McGough’s retirement on reaching the age of 75.…
March 18, 2020
Coronavirus update The Lourdes Pilgrimage has been cancelled. Please visit here for more information.
March 11, 2020
Hundreds of altar servers and their families from across the Archdiocese gathered on Saturday 7 March for the Guild of St Stephen Annual Mass of Thanksgiving. Rt Revd Bishop David McGough celebrated the Mass, which was served by St. Mary and St Modwen, Burton-on-Trent. The gifts were presented by Our…
March 5, 2020
On Monday 2 March, the Feast Day of St Chad, Fr Stephen Wright, Vicar General for the Archdiocese, was installed as a canon of the Cathedral in the presence of the relics of St Chad. Becoming a canon means Fr Stephen is now part of the Chapter of Canons, who…
March 2, 2020
Candidates and catechumens from across the Archdiocese gathered at St Chad's Cathedral to make a significant step towards their reception into the Catholic Church. The Rite of Election service was held on the First Sunday of Lent (Sunday 1 March) and celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley. This special Mass marked…
February 28, 2020
Come and join us for the 2020 Annual Flower Festival of St Chad’s Cathedral Throughout 2020, the Catholic Church in England and Wales, in partnership with the Bible Society, is focusing on meeting Christ in the Scriptures with their exciting new campaign – ‘The God Who Speaks’.  2020 is the…
February 26, 2020
An early morning Ash Wednesday service at St Chad’s Cathedral attracted dozens of people. The 7.45am Mass, led by cathedral Dean Mgr Tim Menezes, marked the start of three Ash Wednesday services today (Wed 26 Feb). At 12.15pm Archbishop Bernard Longley will celebrate Mass, and at 6pm the Cathedral Choir…
February 24, 2020
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Fr Jan Nowotnik, a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as the National Ecumenical Officer and Secretary to the Department for Evangelisation and Discipleship at the Conference Secretariat in London. Fr Nowotnik is a…
February 3, 2020
The annual Day for Religious was held at St Chad's Cathedral on Saturday 1 February.Keynote speaker Fr Martin Newell CP, a Religious himself, spoke about the climate emergency.An ecumenical Mass later in the day saw religious brothers and sisters renew their commitment to the service of Jesus Christ, the Light…
December 12, 2019
On Monday 9th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Cathedral filled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Archbishop Bernard’s installation as Archbishop of Birmingham. The Mass was attended by children from St Chad’s Primary School and St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. Fr Dominic Cosslett, Archbishop’s secretary gave the…
December 12, 2019
The magnificent organ at St Chad’s Cathedral is once again in tip-top condition following a major restoration project. During the summer months the organ, considered one of the finest modern instruments in the country, underwent a major overhaul, including repairs and cleaning. But it’s now back at its best and…
November 29, 2019
This General Election is profoundly important to the United Kingdom. Catholics cannot simply “watch from the balcony.”[1] Conscious of the common good of every person and our society as a whole, we ask everyone to engage with the election and vote. Honest political activity depends upon integrity. We urge all…
November 26, 2019
Hundreds gathered at St Chad’s Cathedral for the annual Civic Mass, on the occasion of The Feast of Christ the King. His Grace, The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, was Celebrant and Preacher at today’s (Sun 24 Nov) service.This is a special occasion in the Cathedral calendar as…
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