The Diocese of Birmingham was created in 1850, becoming an Archdiocese in 1911. It is the Metropolitan diocese in the Province of Birmingham. The cathedral is in Birmingham and is dedicated to St Chad. The Archdiocese covers parts or all of the counties/administrative areas of Oxfordshire and Berkshire (north of the River Thames), Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. It has 224 parishes (as of 2015), some with more than one church; 263 churches were visited for Taking Stock.

+Birmingham – St Chad’s Cathedral

The cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, and a major early work by A. W. N. Pugin. The church was built... Read More

Abbey Hulton – 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... 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 part... 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

Ashted 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 intended... 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

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