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.

Woodcote – Christ the King

A big, barn-like timber structure built in the 1960s without the involvement of an architect. It occupies a large... Read More

Woodlane – St Francis de Sales

An interesting rural example of a post-1791 T-plan church and house, the church extended to a cruciform plan in 1830s... Read More

Woodstock – St Hugh of Lincoln

An interwar church in Tudor Gothic Revival style, built shortly after the founding of the parish. The planned... Read More

Wooton Wawen – Our Lady and St Benedict

The Catholic mission of Wootton Wawen is one of the oldest in England and for many years after 1677 Jesuit priests... Read More

Worcester – Our Lady Queen of Peace

A simple church of 1950, intended as ‘semi-permanent’, and with a vaguely Spanish-style brick gable at the front.... Read More

Worcester – St George

There has been a Catholic church in Worcester on or near the present site since the 1740s. The present building was... Read More

Wroxton – St Thomas of Canterbury

The only thatched church in the diocese. Its current appearance largely the result of a 1948 remodelling, this is a... Read More

Wyken – St John Fisher

A large, simple church by Desmond Williams & Associates, reflecting the 1970s vogue for multipurpose functional... Read More

Wyrley and Chelyn Hay – St Thomas More

A plain modern building which doubles as a hall for use by the local community and neighbouring school. Mass was... Read More

Yardley Wood – Our Lady of Lourdes

A traditional and finely-detailed design of 1964-6 by Harrison & Cox, its basilican interior notable for its unusual... Read More

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