Birmingham

The Archdiocese of Birmingham has 224 parishes, some with more than one church (as of 2015), with 263 churches visited in this review. The cathedral is in Birmingham and is dedicated to St Chad. The Diocese of Birmingham was founded on 29 September 1850. It covers parts or all of the counties of Oxfordshire and Berkshire (north of the River Thames), Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. It is the Metropolitan diocese in Province of Birmingham.

Abbey Hutton – Our Lady and St Benedict

A stripped Romanesque design of the early 1960s by E. Bower Norris, its square tower in particular giving it some local... Read More

Abbots Bromley – Sacred Heart

An architecturally modest chapel of some historical interest, located at the heart of the medieval town and... Read More

Acocks Green – Sacred Heart and Holy Souls

A fine and substantial interwar Gothic design by G. B. Cox, built in two stages, and intended from the outset as a war... Read More

Alcester – Our Lady and St Joseph

A modest Gothic church of the 1880s by Canon A. J. C. Scoles, built for the Benedictines on land said to have been... Read More

Aldridge – St Mary of the Angels

A plain, brick church of the early 1960s, built on a traditional longitudinal plan. The prominent campanile forms a... Read More

Alton – St John the Baptist

The church is a key part of a major scheme by Pugin for his greatest patron, the Sixteenth Earl of Shrewsbury, and... Read More

Alvechurch – St Mary

A red-brick former school building dating from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, converted to church use... Read More

Arley – St Joseph

A small church of the 1990s, flexible in character and modest in architectural aspiration, its most notable feature... Read More

Ashley – Our Blessed Lady and St John the Baptist

A delightful and highly individual piece of early nineteenth-century church-building, designed by the Rev. James Egan.... Read More

Ashtead and Vauxhall – St Vincent de Paul

A strong design from the time of the Second Vatican Council, with good furnishings by Hardman Studios. Had the... Read More

Aston – Sacred Heart and St Mary Margaret

A notable Italo-Byzantine design by G. B. Cox, influenced no doubt by Westminster Cathedral, and lavishly fitted out... Read More

Aston-by-Stone – Holy Michael Archangel

A stone-built church of 1882, possibly incorporating material from Charles Hansom’s predecessor church of the 1840s.... Read More

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