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July 17, 2024
We offer prayerful congratulations to our new Auxiliary Bishops, Timothy Menezes and Richard Walker, ordained today. It was a sight to behold at St Chad’s Cathedral as a full capacity congregation, the Cathedral Choir and CJM music joined the Mass of Ordination for two new Bishops. Hundreds of people witnessed…
July 15, 2024
“What will be, will be. If it’s God call…give it your best shot and leave it in His hands,” and that’s exactly what Andrew Foster did. On Sunday 14 July Andrew was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate alongside Andrej Rusnak and Antony Hartley in front of family, friends and parishioners…
July 11, 2024
Thank you to our friends at St John Bosco Catholic Academy for sharing this Novena, which came from the Diocesan Education Service (DES). All are invited to pray for our Bishops-Elect over the next nine days. The Mass of Ordination of Monsignor Timothy Menezes and Canon Richard Walker will take…
July 11, 2024
Best friends Canon Richard Walker and Monsignor Timothy Menezes are about to embark on the next chapter of their journey of faith. On Tuesday 16 July at 12noon in front of a full capacity congregation at St Chad’s Cathedral (and with many set to join the live stream) the pair will be…
June 24, 2024
For the second year running a weekend celebration of faith and culture has taken place for the people of the parish of St Chad's Cathedral. All three weekend Masses focused on music, cultural dress and the 'Our Father' prayed in a variety of languages including Konkani, Italian, Spanish, Igbo, Swahili,…
June 12, 2024
Deacons from across the Archdiocese gathered on Saturday 8 June - the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - for their annual Mass, which was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley. He was supported during the Mass by Deacon Phil Bracken, who was ordained last year, and Deacon Gary O’Brien.…
June 4, 2024
The Spring 2024 edition (Issue 41) of The Basilican magazine is now available to buy. The publication of St Chad’s Cathedral Association, The Basilican is published twice a year and features articles from the cathedral and across the Archdiocese of Birmingham and beyond. Highlights in this edition include: Mary, Mother…
June 3, 2024
On Sunday 2 June 2024 parishes across the Archdiocese celebrated Corpus Christi. As we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ we gave thanks for this most precious gift from God, the Holy Eucharist, Jesus’ abiding and substantial presence with us, veiled beneath the appearance…
June 3, 2024
Pilgrims and well-wishers joined a Blessing of Hands Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral in preparation for the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, commencing next week, Monday 27 May. This year the Mass took place on the Solemnity of Pentecost and was celebrated by Bishop David Evans, with the Homily given by…
June 3, 2024
Calling for Environment Champions to support Care for Creation in your parish, cluster or deanery. Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato Si, has called for every person to undergo an ‘ecological conversion’. “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is…
June 3, 2024
On Saturday 4 May hundreds of married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries made their way to St Chad’s Cathedral for the annual Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. The commemorative Mass booklet listed 60 couples celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2024, all the way up to 73 years, along with one couple preparing to marry. Many…
May 3, 2024
A new study into how the abuse crisis has impacted the whole Catholic community in England and Wales was launched today, Tuesday 30 April 2024, at St Chad’s Cathedral. The Cross of the Moment report, led by Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies is now available here. Pat Jones, Lead Author of the…
April 25, 2024
Pope appoints Monsignor Timothy Menezes and Canon Richard Walker to be the new Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Mgr Timothy Menezes, Dean of St Chad's Cathedral, and Canon Richard Walker, Vicar General, to be new Auxiliary Bishops to serve our Archdiocese. Mgr Timothy…
April 23, 2024
News from Stella Maris We had a beautiful and uplifting Stella Maris Mass last week (Wed 10 April) in St Chad’s Cathedral. Archbishop Bernard Longley was the main celebrant. Huge thanks to Archbishop Bernard, the Cathedral clergy, the wonderful parishioners and all in the Diocese for making us feel so welcome.…
April 23, 2024
The Way of Communion - an opportunity to deepen knowledge/skills in Catholic Liturgy, Worship and Prayer ‘Liturgy and Worship’ is one of the four priorities singled out in Archbishop Bernard’s Pastoral Vision that informs and guides the current work of looking at how we work now to prepare more solid foundations for…
April 23, 2024
The Spring 2024 edition (Issue 41) of The Basilican magazine is now available to buy. The publication of St Chad’s Cathedral Association, The Basilican is published twice a year and features articles from the cathedral and across the Archdiocese of Birmingham and beyond. Highlights in this edition include: Mary, Mother…
April 2, 2024
The greatest and most noble of all Solemnities, celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley. Beginning outside of the Crypt at St Chad’s Cathedral with the Blessing of the Fire and Preparation of the Paschal Candle.  A procession into the cathedral with lighted candles for the Easter Proclamation (Exsultet).  The Easter Vigil…
April 2, 2024
After the Walk, Arcbishop Bernard celebrated the Good Friday Solemn Liturgy. Mgr Tim Menezes, Cathedral Dean, gave the homily: "As the crowds were appalled on seeing him so disfigured did he look that he seemed no longer human… "Harshly dealt with, he bore it humbly, "He never opened his mouth.…
April 2, 2024
Our Ecumenical Walk of Witness for Birmingham City Centre once again started from the Church in Carrs Lane and finished at St Chad's Cathedral. This year we meditated on the Stations of the Cross during our walk together, reflecting on two each time we paused, until reaching St Chad's where…
March 29, 2024
Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday During this Mass we recall the Institution of the Eucharist and Priestly Orders.  After the Homily, delivered by Fr Andrew Allman, Archbishop Bernard Longley washed the feet of seminarians from St Mary’s College, Oscott and congregants in imitation of and representing Christ.…
March 28, 2024
Hundreds of diocesan priests gathered at St Chad's Cathedral on Wednesday 27 March to renew their vows at the annual Chrism Mass. At the Mass, the oil of Chrism, used for baptisms, confirmations, ordinations and consecration, the oil of catechumens, used for the baptism of adults and older children being…
March 24, 2024
Holy Week and Easter 2024 at St Chad's Cathedral
February 19, 2024
On the first Sunday of Lent our church family met at St Chad's Cathedral for a special event called the Rite of Election. This is where people who are becoming part of our Catholic community get introduced to Archbishop Bernard Longley. During this event, family, friends, sponsors, and godparents all…
February 15, 2024
On Wednesday 14 February we celebrated Ash Wednesday, the doorway into our Lenten season of renewal. Masses at churches across the Archdiocese took place throughout the day. At St Chad’s Cathedral the first Mass of Ash Wednesday was celebrated at 12.15pm by Archbishop Bernard Longley and concelebrated by Monsignor Timothy…
February 13, 2024
Deanery Letter
February 12, 2024
Celebrating the Cathedral’s J.W. Walker Organ On Thursday 1st February 2024 St Chad’s Cathedral welcomed people from across the Archdiocese and beyond to a special organ recital, part of the monthly Thursday Live series, which on this occasion marked 30 years since the inauguration of the Cathedral organ. The inaugural recital…
February 8, 2024
On Tuesday 6 February 2024, we were pleased to celebrate the Installation of four Canons of the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Chad. Mgr. Mark Crisp, Parish Priest of Blessed Carlo Acutis, Wolverhampton and Fr Raymond Corbett, Diocesan Chancellor and Catholic Chaplain to Aston University were installed as Chapter Canons, the…
February 7, 2024
On Saturday 3 February, St Chad’s Cathedral hosted the annual Day for Religious, at which religious brothers and sisters from across the Archdiocese renew their commitment to the service of Jesus Christ, Light of the World. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley with Fr Justin Karakadu, SDV delivering…
January 24, 2024
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November 29, 2023
St Chad’s Cathedral hosted the annual Civic Mass on Sunday 26 November 2023, the Solemnity of Christ the King. Many of those engaged in public life in Birmingham were invited to the 11.30am Mass including the Lord Mayor, members of the Judiciary, The High Sherriff of the West Midlands, MPs…
November 21, 2023
Hundreds welcomed Bishop Stephen Wright back to the Archdiocese today, Friday 17 November, for a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Chad's Cathedral. Bishop Stephen, a former Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese, was installed as the Fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in July. The Mass of Thanksgiving…
November 19, 2023
An important message to Cathedral Parishioners from Fr Tim Safeguarding is something that has become a very important part of the life of the Catholic Church for reasons that need little explanation. But perhaps I can give you some background to how this is implemented today: Every parish is called…
November 13, 2023
Synod Report: A Church that involves everyone and is close to world’s woundsbirminghamdiocese.org.uk
October 15, 2023
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October 11, 2023
We welcome Bishop Stephen Wright back to the Archdiocese on Friday 17 November for a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Chad's Cathedral. Bishop Stephen, a former Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese, was installed as the Fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in July. All are welcome to…
October 11, 2023
Invite from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Join schools from the ACN Central Area on Tuesday 21 November for the first of our Annual #ACN Red Wednesday Schools Masses. Our celebrant is Mgr Timothy Menezes, Dean of St Chad's Cathedral. Primary and Secondary Schools are invited from across…
October 11, 2023
The hard work, dedication and commitment of altar servers across the Archdiocese has been celebrated at St Chad’s Cathedral, the Diocesan Mother Church. The annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Guild of St Stephen was celebrated by Bishop David Evans on Saturday 7 October and included the renewal of servers’…
September 16, 2023
Celebrating a letter to the Church published by Pope Francis in November 2013 soon after he was elected Pope. We are now encouraged to reflect on our life of prayer, to deepen our own and help and encourage others with theirs. Highlights of Evangelii Gaudium
June 25, 2023
Music, song and prayer have filled St Chad’s Cathedral in celebration of a Weekend of Faith and Culture. The two-day event (Sat 24 and Sun 25 June) was hosted for people of the St Chad’s Cathedral parish as a joyous expression of the life of the parish as it is…
June 9, 2023
Three new Canons have been installed and appointed to the Metropolitan Chapter of Canons. 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 Michael Dolman, Very Reverend Canon Brian McGinley and Very Reverend Canon Paul McNally.…
May 22, 2023
A special Mass was held at St Chad’s Cathedral on Sunday 21 May to celebrate the forthcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. People representing the various groups which are travelling to Lourdes attend the Blessing of Hands service to have their hands blessed for whatever ministry they may be involved in.…
May 22, 2023
A LOUDfence at St Chad’s Cathedral may have come to an end but there is much to be gained from the experience. Brightly coloured ribbons and messages of support adorned the railings inside and outside St Chad’s Cathedral last week as many people contributed to the survivor-led initiative. Support for…
May 10, 2023
Messages of support from across the Archdiocese and far beyond are now adorning the railings outside St Chad’s Cathedral as part of LOUDfence. The survivor-led initiative, which was launched at St Chad’s on Sunday, encourages people to tie brightly coloured ribbons and messages in public spaces. The aim is to…
May 8, 2023
Archbishop Bernard Longley helped to launch a LOUDfence at St Chad’s Cathedral today, Sunday 7 May, as he tied a ribbon and message of support to railings. In a visible show of support and solidarity with those who have been abused His Grace led the way in launching the LOUDfence.…
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