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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.…
April 29, 2023
Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2023, and those preparing to marry, gathered together at St Chad's Cathedral for this year’s Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. The Mass, celebrated by Bishop Stephen Wright on Saturday 29 April, the Feast of St Catherine of Siena, featured a renewal of commitment and blessing of…
April 28, 2023
St Chad’s Cathedral is hosting a LOUDfence from Sunday 7 May and all have the opportunity to take part either in person or virtually. A LOUDfence involves tying LOUD (brightly coloured) ribbons and messages of support in public spaces. The aim is to give survivors a voice, create and raise…
April 21, 2023
Thursday 20 April saw family, friends, clergy and colleagues gathered for the Funeral Mass of Bishop David McGough at St Chad's Cathedral. Archbishop Bernard Longley welcomed all of those present, including Bishop David's family and his former parishioners as well as Bishop Jan McFarlane and Emeritus Dean Adrian Dorber from Lichfield…
April 8, 2023
And Easter Message from His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley https://youtu.be/uEeo-1f9Q2k
April 8, 2023
At 3pm the faithful gathered at St Chad’s Cathedral for the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord. The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley and included the narrative of the Lord’s Passion according to St John, which was sung, and Adoration of the Holy…
April 7, 2023
Hundreds gathered in the Good Friday sunshine to process from The Church in Carrs Lane to St Chad’s Cathedral, marking Christ’s journey to the cross. Sharing the lead alongside Acting Bishop of Birmingham & Bishop of Aston, Bishop Anne Hollinghurst, were Archbishop Bernard Longley, the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, the…
April 7, 2023
Archbishop Bernard read the homily before washing the feet of seminarians and congregants this Holy Thursday. In his homily the Archbishop said: Tonight the penitential season of Lent concludes as we begin the three solemn days of the Easter Triduum.  As we celebrate the liturgy we follow closely, through the…
April 6, 2023
Hundreds of Diocesan clergy gathered together with the faithful to celebrate the Chrism Mass on Wednesday 5 April. It was celebrated at our Diocesan Mother Church, St Chad’s Cathedral, by Archbishop Bernard Longley. During Holy Mass priests renewed the promises they made on the day of their Ordination to serve…
March 30, 2023
A LOUDfence involves tying LOUD (brightly coloured) ribbons and messages of support in public spaces to show support to all victims and survivors of child abuse. The aim is to give survivors a voice, create awareness in the community and work to end child abuse. LOUDfence will be hosted at…
March 27, 2023
Statement from the Archdiocese of Birmingham It is with great sadness we announce the death of Bishop David McGough, retired auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Bishop David passed away recently at his home in Tean aged 78. Archbishop Bernard Longley said: “I know that you will join me…
March 18, 2023
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March 13, 2023
NEW! from Alive Publishing, Stations of the Cross by Dr Anne Inman. Anne Inman taught theology at universities in and around London until retirement in 2014. She has published books on the philosophy of God, and the ministry of women in Anglo-Saxon England. She is currently working on the implications…
March 13, 2023
A huge ‘thank you’ to the supporters of Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries was the clear message at a Diocesan Mass held on Saturday 11 March. St Chad’s Cathedral was a hive of activity as supporters of the ‘Red Box’ charity travelled from across the Archdiocese to celebrate the…
March 13, 2023
In the Archdiocese of Birmingham on Thursday 2 March we commemorated our diocesan patron, St Chad. As a Feast Day Mass we welcomed the Chapter of Canons, who form the governing body of the Cathedral, caring for it and for its liturgical life. They are also the College of Consultors…
February 27, 2023
Candidates and catechumens from across the Archdiocese gathered to celebrate the Rite of Election and make a significant step towards their reception into the Catholic Church at Easter. This year’s Rite of Election liturgy was held on the First Sunday of Lent, Sunday 26 February, and celebrated at St Chad’s…
February 22, 2023
Today we celebrate Ash Wednesday, the doorway into our Lenten season of renewal. Masses at churches across the Archdiocese are taking place throughout today. At St Chad’s Cathedral the first Mass of Ash Wednesday was celebrated at 12.15pm by Monsignor Timothy Menezes, Cathedral Dean, and concelebrated by Fr Chris Marshall.…
February 22, 2023
The St Bernadette Relic Tour Team have released a fantastic new legacy film to commemorate 2022’s hugely successful visit. The Relic Tour reached 1 in 4 UK Catholics, with many thousands of people actively participating in the visit. Keep an eye out for our own St Chad’s Cathedral and Lourdes…
February 22, 2023
Many of us will be familiar with the Red Boxes used to collect kind donations, usually found in our homes, parishes and schools. These red boxes provide an opportunity for us to drop in spare change and now give directly - which all adds up to support Missio’s charitable works.…
February 22, 2023
Download the Pope's Message Lent and Easter Resources Dear brothers and sisters! The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke all recount the episode of the Transfiguration of Jesus. There we see the Lord’s response to the failure of his disciples to understand him. Shortly before, there had been a real…
February 22, 2023
On Saturday 4 February, St Chad’s Cathedral hosted the annual Day for Religious, at which religious brothers and sisters renew their commitment to the service of Jesus Christ, Light of the World. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley with Fr Simon Bishop SJ delivering the Homily. Fr Simon said:…
January 24, 2023
'Make up the differences between you instead of disagreeing among yourselves...' Pastoral Letter
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