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February 21, 2018
This annual event took place at St Chad's Cathedral on Sunday 18 Feb. Copy and pics by Pete Harrington There was a sense of warm anticipation at the Cathedral in readiness for the Rite of Election. Ernest Northey, with the Knights of St  Columba, was busy sorting seating for the…
February 19, 2018
It was a sight to behold at St Chad’s Cathedral today (Sat 17 Feb) as hundreds of altar servers from across the Diocese gathered to take part in this year’s Guild of St Stephen Annual Mass. The procession of altar servers stopped passers-by in their tracks as they made their…
February 9, 2018
A Time for Everything By Veronica Nathan (Congregation of Mater Ecclesiae) “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity”. (Psalm 133:1) The Church celebrated the World Day of Consecrated Life, on the Feast of the Presentation of the Child Jesus, on 2 February 2018.…
December 25, 2017
‘Tonight we are caught up in a most extraordinary story – the longing for a Messiah that stretches back for thousands of years in the memory of the People of Israel – and the plan for our salvation that stretches back to the beginning of time in the mind of…
December 8, 2017
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception took place at St Chad's Cathedral today with around 300 people having braved a very crisp winter's day. Archbishop Bernard Longley was the Celebrant with the Metropolitan Chapter concelebrating. Today’s feast draws us into the mystery of God’s providential plan which became plain as…
December 7, 2017
I wish to thank everyone for all the support and encouragement afforded to me while taking part in the Big Birmingham Sleepout. To all those who supported me with your words of encouragement, prayers and the financial contributions, I am truly humbled by your immense generosity towards this worthy cause.…
November 27, 2017
(Above pic) Front Row from left: Rev’d Canon Matt Thompson (Dean of St Philip’s Cathedral), Mr John Hudson OBE DL (High Sheriff), Granddaughter of Lord Mayor’s Deputy, Lord Mayor’s Deputy (Birmingham) Cllr John Lines, Bishop Anne Hollinghurst (Bishop of Aston), His Grace Archbishop Bernard Longley, Mayor of Coleshill, Cllr Tony Battle,…
November 19, 2017
St Chad’s Cathedral is now bathed in a warm, red glow and will be until this coming Friday as part of the national #RedWednesday campaign. The lights are linked to the street lights and turn off when daylight is detected in this case about 7.15am. The cathedral, along with many other…
November 7, 2017
Are you a passionate gardener with a few hours to spare on Saturday mornings? Yes? Then we need your green fingers to help develop an urban farm in Birmingham! Plans are underway for an urban farm to be set up on a plot of land in a field next to…
October 25, 2017
For the first time in its history, a drone has been used to capture images and video footage of the amazing interior of Birmingham’s Catholic cathedral. Canon Gerry Breen, cathedral Dean, is working with the Bishops’ Conference and CVS International to capture the stunning interior of the Metropolitan Cathedral &…
September 28, 2017
This year marked the fourth annual Chaplaincy Commissioning Mass at St Chad's Cathedral and this year was the biggest yet. Each September, at the start of the academic year, all those involved in Chaplaincy in our Secondary Schools come together to celebrate and to be sent out into their communities filled with…
September 26, 2017
Almost 140 people – including the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham and the Anglican bishops of Lichfield, Birmingham and Aston - took part in an historic walk of friendship from Birmingham to Lichfield on Saturday, 23 September. The 18-mile St Chad Pilgrimage marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The…
July 20, 2017
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, midlands Church leaders will take part in a walk of friendship on Saturday 23 September 2017. The walk will begin at the midlands hub of the Roman Catholic Church – the Metropolitan Cathedral Church and Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham – and…
April 18, 2017
Archbishop Bernard Longley thanked women for their roles ‘in Christian leadership (in) schools and parishes, for the irreplaceable witness of Religious Sisters in the life of the Church’ and for women in our families, at the annual Easter Men’s Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham on Monday.   The…
April 12, 2017
Archbishop Bernard Longley’s Chrism Mass homily draws inspiration from the words of Blessed John Henry Newman: Let us not ‘squander’ our gifts ‘on ourselves’ and ‘our own reputation’, but let us use them for the ‘good of His Church’ At the Chrism Mass on Wednesday 12 April which saw the gathering…
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