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 – Cathedral Church of St Chad

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

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

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

Atherstone – St Benedict

A neat, restrained 1859 essay in red brick Gothic style by C. A. Buckler, terminating internally with a... Read More

Avon Dassett – St Joseph

A stone-built Gothic Revival church of 1855, built at the expense of a local benefactor, and notable for the quality... Read More

Baddesley Clinton – St Francis of Assisi

The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton Hall was a major local Catholic recusant centre. In 1800 a chapel was built... Read More

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