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.

Wolverhampton (Penn) – St Michael

A notable circular design by Desmond Williams & Associates, designed to accommodate post-Vatican II liturgical... Read More

Wolverhampton (Snow Hill) – St Mary and St John

A large and important Gothic Revival church in the style of c. 1300 built in the 1850s by one of the leading church... Read More

Wolverhampton (Tettenhall) – St Thomas of Canterbury

A modern brick-faced church with an external design of powerful geometry, and a softer and pleasing interior. It was... Read More

Womborne – St Bernadette

A functional hall-church building of 1961, built to serve an expanding commuter village. From 8 June 1952 Wombourne... Read More

Woodcote – Christ the King

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

Yoxall – 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

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