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April 18, 2019
Hundreds gathered for the annual Chrism Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral yesterday (Wednesday 17th April). Archbishop Bernard Longley was joined by the Bishops, and many of the priests and deacons of the Archdiocese, at the Holy Week service. His Grace opened the Mass with special prayers to the clergy and…
April 16, 2019
A rapidly changing landscape may be engulfing the Snow Hill skyline – but one constant is St Chad’s Cathedral. The Pugin masterpiece was the first Catholic Cathedral erected in Great Britain in 1841 following the Reformation of the 16th century. Its presence continues today, and St Chad’s is as welcoming…
April 10, 2019
Please join Archbishop Bernard Longley, the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, Bishop David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham, and other Faith Leaders on the annual, ecumenical, Good Friday Walk of Witness. The walk starts at Carrs Lane Church, moving along High Street and New Street to the Council House. From there along…
April 3, 2019
Pope Francis today released his Post-Synodal Exhortation Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive) to Young People and to the entire People of God, following the Synod of Bishops in October 2018. The theme of the Synod was "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment". The Bishops' Conference of England & Wales…
March 28, 2019
Image: Pope Francis walks with young people during his visit to the Sanctuary of the Holy House on the feast of the Annunciation in Loreto, Italy, March 25, 2019 Photo: CNS photo/Vatican Media For Francis, the authority of the papacy does not rest on whether people kiss his ring but…
March 11, 2019
“You did not choose me, no I chose you” 183 candidates from 52 parishes gathered at St Chads Cathedral today to make a significant step towards their reception into the Catholic Church. The Rite of Election marks the beginning of the final period of preparation for the reception of the…
March 7, 2019
From the Catholic Bishops' Conference: As part of the preparations for our 2020 Initiative – The God who Speaks: The Year of the Word, we’re conducting a very short survey about how we see and use the Bible. We’d like as many Catholics as possible to do this survey so that…
March 7, 2019
Yesterday the Ash Wednesday service took place in churches and schools across the Archdiocese to mark the start of the Lenten season. Lent is traditionally a 40-day fast — a reference to the time Jesus spent being tempted in the desert. It is a time when we can prepare our…
February 13, 2019
On Tuesday 12 February 2019 Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonisation of the much-loved educationalist Cardinal John Henry Newman. The Pope received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorised him to promulgate two decrees on miracles for sainthood, a…
February 13, 2019
On Sunday 10th February, St Chads Cathedral held a special celebration for parishioner Alice Milton, for her 100th birthday. A regular worshipper at St Chad's, Alice has lived all her life in Ladywood. She was a confirmed, had communion and was a regular worshipper at St Peter's Church on Broad…
February 8, 2019
The stunning organ at St Chad’s Cathedral is to undergo a major overhaul to ensure its continued use for decades to come. After almost 25 years in use – the organ was installed as part of the Cathedral’s 150th anniversary restoration – it’s time for a complete restoration. The project…
February 4, 2019
The Holy See today announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne succeeds The Right Reverend Séamus Cunningham, who has been Bishop of the Diocese since 2009. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.…
February 4, 2019
Over 6,500 years of marriage has been celebrated at St Chad’s Cathedral today (Sun) – a truly remarkable achievement. The Cathedral was packed as almost 200 couples, and their families, gathered to take part in the diocese’s first Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. It really was a sight to behold as…
February 4, 2019
Over 100 people turned out for a special ecumenical Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral. on this Day for Religious, where religious sisters reaffirmed their vows and Jubilarians celebrated over 700 years’ worth of service. Following an inspirational speech by Sr Dr Finbarr Coffey, Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley…
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