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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…
November 15, 2019
The Catholic Church’s network of Marriage and Family Life ministry in England & Wales (MFL) are collaborating with the adoption and fostering charity Home for Good to find more families for children in need of loving and supportive homes. The new project was launched yesterday at the annual Diocesan Marriage…
October 22, 2019
Hundreds gathered at St Chad’s Cathedral on Sunday 20th October to join in joyful celebration of Saint John Henry Newman. The ecumenical vespers (evening prayer) was also the unveiling and blessing of a new icon of Saint John Henry Newman, by iconographer Mrs Noreen Thornhill from Coventry. The service was…
July 23, 2019
The diocese rejoiced on Saturday as three new priests were ordained by Archbishop Bernard Longley at St Chad’s Cathedral. Friends, family, clergy and well-wishers filled the Cathedral to witness this momentous day for Frs Marco Egawhary, Ryan Service and John Waters, who have spent several years studying at the Venerable…
July 18, 2019
Fr Harry Curtis, Director for the Permanent Diaconate: Despite the counter-attractions of sporting events at Lords, Silverstone and Wimbledon on Sunday (14 July) afternoon a large congregation gathered at St Chad’s Cathedral. Permanent Deacons from across the Archdiocese, along with parishioners from St Marie’s parish in Rugby and Our Lady…
June 27, 2019
A major overhaul of the stunning organ at St Chad’s Cathedral is now underway. The organ, considered one of the finest modern instruments in the country, is currently out-of-action. But rest assured, silence has not descended as a temporary organ is in situ. The £50,000 restoration project is being undertaken…
June 24, 2019
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Birmingham on Sunday (23rd) to take part in a Corpus Christi procession. The Blessed Sacrament procession started at St Michael’s Church on Moor Street and finished at St Chad’s Cathedral. Archbishop Bernard Longley, along with several other Clergy and representatives from Religious…
June 22, 2019
The Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham is now at St Chad’s Cathedral. The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, along with the Dowry Tour Exhibition, opened yesterday evening (Thursday). Archbishop Bernard Longley led the Solemn Holy Mass, which signalled the start of a packed programme of…
June 19, 2019
A Mass of Thanksgiving in honour of Bishop Robert Byrne was held at St Chad’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 18 June. Bishop Robert was appointed the 14th Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle earlier this year and was welcomed back to the Archdiocese of Birmingham for Tuesday's very special…
June 18, 2019
Our annual flower festival at St Chad’s Cathedral is now becoming somewhat famous. Amongst our thousands of visitors this year we had people from Devon, Scotland, the Isle of Wight, Finland and the USA. Despite a few less displays visitors thought our 2019 festival was the best so far, and…
May 23, 2019
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May 13, 2019
Statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Spring 2019 Meeting At the end of our meeting in Valladolid, we thank Baroness Sheila Hollins and her team for their leadership of our days of safeguarding training. We thank especially the people who spoke to us of their experiences…
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