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October 13, 2021
On Saturday 9 October, couples celebrating milestone anniversaries came to St Chad's Cathedral for the Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. Several others joined via the St Chad's Cathedral live stream from as far as New Zealand. The Mass, celebrated by Bishop David Evans, featured a renewal of commitment for the couples: The…
October 7, 2021
Tuesday 5th October 2021 St Chad’s Cathedral held the Capitular Mass of  the Venerable Metropolitan Chapter and the Rite of Installation to a Canonry of Very Reverend Canon Richard Walker Vicar General and Very Reverend Canon Gerard Murray. Canons Richard and Gerard are now part of the Chapter of Canons,…
October 7, 2021
The Autumn edition (Issue 36) of The Basilican magazine is now available to buy.The Basilican is the magazine of the St Chad’s Cathedral Association and is published twice a year, keeping readers updated with news from the cathedral, and across the Archdiocese of Birmingham and beyond.Highlights in this edition include:Diocesan…
September 10, 2021
Two men were ordained as permanent deacons on Saturday 4 September. Mark Paine (pictured left) and Gary O’Brien (pictured right) were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Bernard Longley (centre) at St Chad’s Cathedral. The pair were ordained in front of family and friends and the celebration was also live…
September 9, 2021
The incredible generosity of a parishioner of St Chad’s Cathedral is set to kickstart the redevelopment of the site’s crypt. Mr Michael Hake, who died earlier this year, left a legacy of almost £1m to St Chad’s Cathedral with a specific wish that money be used to support the restoration…
September 1, 2021
Primary school pupils from Birmingham are the presenters of a national harvest assembly encouraging schools to explore how they can help to protect the Amazon rainforest and support communities who live there. At 9.30am on Thursday 16 September, year 3 and 4 pupils at St Chad’s Catholic Primary School will…
August 27, 2021
Pilgrims from the Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) and friends were given a moving send off from St Chad’s Cathedral this morning (Friday) as they continue their journey north. Members of the Relay to COP26 have been in Birmingham for the last four days. Walkers will now continue their journey,…
August 11, 2021
Are you celebrating a milestone anniversary this year, or preparing to tie the knot in 2022? Then please join us at this year’s Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage at St Chad’s Cathedral. It will take place on Saturday 9 October 2021 at 12noon, celebrated by Bishop David Evans. The search is…
July 28, 2021
For the first time the Archdiocese of Birmingham is to host a unique festival celebrating the Word of God, and we want everyone to be a part of it. FLORILEGIUM: A festival of Scripture, Art and Flowers will be held at Carrs Lane Centre and St Michael’s Catholic Church, which are…
July 23, 2021
Deacon Eugene Joseph was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, USA, last night (Thurs). The Archdiocese of Birmingham hosted the Ordination at the request of the Diocese of Columbus, and Bishop Stephen Wright (formerly the family’s Parish Priest in Burton-upon-Trent) ordained Deacon Eugene at St…
July 16, 2021
Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England https://www.cbcew.org.uk/sunday-it-is-our-day/
July 5, 2021
Three men were ordained as permanent deacons on Sunday 4 July. Jim Brannan, Peter Crosby and Krzysztof Wasilewski were welcomed into the Diocesan family by Archbishop Bernard Longley at St Chad’s Cathedral. The trio were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in front of family and friends and the celebration was…
June 27, 2021
Sermon from Archbishop John Wilson Photo: Celebrant: Archbishop John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark and Grand Prior of the Lieutenancy of England and Wales of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of JerusalemConcelebrants: Archbishop Bernard Longley and Bishop David Oakley, Bishop of Northampton
June 12, 2021
Pastoral Letter on the Diocesan Vision
May 23, 2021
Pastoral Letter CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES Pastoral Letter for Pentecost 2021 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Solemnity of Pentecost reminds us that everything which exists, every person and the whole of creation, is a gift of “God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.”…
May 16, 2021
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/world-communications-day-2021/
May 15, 2021
13th May 2021. Birmingham’s Faith Leaders call on people of faith in the City to work and pray for peace in Israel, Palestine and across the Israel-Gaza border From the Executive Secretary Jonathan Gurling, 36 St Stephen’s Road, Selly Park, Birmingham B29 7RP Tel: 0121 472 1593   Mobile: 07980 127628 …
April 7, 2021
More photos in the Gallery
April 3, 2021
Good Friday Photos
April 3, 2021
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April 3, 2021
Homily by Archbishop Bernard Longley: ST CHAD’S CATHEDRAL, BIRMINGHAM He loves us and has washed away our sins with his blood. The celebration of the Chrism Mass is a very special moment in Holy Week preparing us for the Easter Triduum which begins tomorrow.  Over the next three days the…
March 29, 2021
On Palm Sunday evening, St Chad’s Cathedral hosted a Service of Word and Sacred Song to begin Holy Week. It was livestream only and was a first: livestream only so that the whole choir could sing together for the only time during Holy Week this year as current restrictions still…
March 15, 2021
Head Teacher Job Ad
March 8, 2021
God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength. On the Third Sunday of Lent last year we were already preparing for the first lockdown.  I was celebrating Mass in Coventry for the university students and none of us knew what the coming year…
March 3, 2021
Homily by Archbishop Bernard Longley: Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship, keep praying regularly. Our celebration of the Feast of St Chad takes on a special character this year since our annual celebration of our patron-saint is subject to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions which are still in place.  It…
March 1, 2021
A letter from the Patron, Sr Margaret Walsh
March 1, 2021
Living Laudato Si’:Your Parish and Your PlanetZoom Retreats in 202112th-16th March & 16th-19th April(led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria) WHY? Faith is the place to start.WHAT? Understanding is the place to start.HOW? Sharing experience is the place to start.WHEN? Now is the place to start.WHERE? Your parish is the place to…
February 22, 2021
Ash Wednesday First Sunday of Lent
February 15, 2021
The Trustees of the Archdiocese of Birmingham are pleased to announce that Eric Kirwan has been appointed as the Archdiocese’s next Chief Operating Officer (COO). Eric is currently the Chair of Directors at Holy Family Catholic Multi-Academy Company (MAC) in Warwickshire. Prior to taking up this role he was a…
February 9, 2021
Homily by Archbishop Bernard Longley
February 9, 2021
Homily by Archbishop Bernard Longley
February 9, 2021
News from Catholic Voices Catholic Voices was involved in a very successful survey and report during the first lockdown in May-July 2020.Over 2,500 Catholics in England and Wales and Scotland were surveyed, which has given us important insights into how people responded to the arrival of the pandemic.As we move…
February 4, 2021
Archbishop Bernard Longley writes: 'Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 'I am writing to you at this very difficult time following the conviction and recent sentencing of Joseph Quigley at Warwick Crown Court. 'On Friday 29th January he was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison. 'The crimes for which has…
February 3, 2021
With the arrival of February and the approach of Ash Wednesday and Lent, Pope Francis has once again asked us to pray with him about a matter of grave concern in our contemporary world. Anxious about the pandemic, and rightly concerned about just sharing of the new life-saving vaccines with…
January 30, 2021
News from Sustrans, the national transport charity We are providing information for Birmingham City Council with regard to air pollution in the city. We are currently working with communities across Birmingham to raise awareness of air pollution and its health risks. We have produced a survey for faith groups across Birmingham…
January 30, 2021
The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer is a national landmark opening in 2022 near Birmingham. They are working on a significant social media campaign from the end of January. The Answered Prayer Challenge is a campaign which hopes to flood social media with good news stories between January 25th and…
January 29, 2021
An announcement from Archbishop Bernard Longley: "It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you know that Canon Giles Goward, the Rector of St Mary’s College Oscott, died peacefully yesterday afternoon (Thurs) in the Seminary after a brief illness."Please pray now for the happy repose of his…
January 29, 2021
News from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales  On the day government figures recorded 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, said: “A day of great sadness all over the land. So many people, families, communities, remembering those who have died in these terrible…
January 22, 2021
For a number of years the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have been considering the publication of a new edition of the Lectionary to replace that originally published in the year 1969 (second edition 1981). After consultation with a number of English-speaking Conferences of Bishops, the Bishops of England…
January 19, 2021
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity18th to 25th January 2021 #pray24brum is going ahead this Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd January. It will, of necessity, be entirely online, on the Birmingham Churches Together Facebook Page and Twitter Feed We are delighted that so many groups have signed up to lead us in a time of…
December 30, 2020
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December 30, 2020
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December 27, 2020
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December 12, 2020
Please take the time to read this beautiful document Patris Corde available to you from the Vatican's website. http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20201208_patris-corde.html The Pope closes the document with this request and prayer: We need only ask Saint Joseph for the grace of graces: our conversion. Let us now make our prayer to him:…
December 5, 2020
Message from the Archbishop My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I write to you with deep regret and a sense of shame. Sadly, I need to inform you that following a criminal trial a priest of our Archdiocese, Fr. Joseph Quigley, has been found guilty of serious offences against…
December 1, 2020
Don't forget to read your Diocesan Magazine: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/diocesan-magazine
November 28, 2020
The Second Sunday of Advent each year is the day on which the Archdiocese of Birmingham seeks your particular support for those parishes of the Archdiocese which are comparatively poor in terms of income. We know that this is a difficult time for many and we appreciate all the help…
November 22, 2020
Message from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Homily by Archbishop Bernard Longley Photo: Archbishop Bernard Longley with Cathedral clergy Mgr Timothy Menezes and Fr Tomas Zuna Texts in full: Message from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham: Your GraceMonsignor Timothy I am honoured to be invited to contribute to the annual…
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