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 (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

Birmingham (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

Birmingham (Balsall Heath) – SS John and Martin

A neo-Romanesque design of the 1890s, greatly altered in the 1960s. The chief architectural and historical significance... Read More

Birmingham (Bartley Green) – St Peter

A functional suburban church built in 1977. Its dedication is a reminder of the historic church of St Peter, Broad... Read More

Birmingham (Bristol Street) – St Catherine of Siena

A notable circular design, capturing the spirit of renewal at the time of the Second Vatican Council. While the plan... Read More

Birmingham (Castle Bromwich) – Mother of God and Guardian Angels

An economical but stylish design from a time of austerity, the church was built in the early 1950s to serve a new... Read More

Birmingham (Castle Bromwich) – St Wilfrid

A large and impressive design of the mid-1960s, displaying popular motifs of church design of that time, and in... Read More

Birmingham (Castle Vale) – St Gerard

A church of the 1980s, with a striking fortress-like exterior and a more recent freestanding glass campanile, something... Read More

Birmingham (Chelmsley Wood) – St Anne

A late design of 1988 by Cyril Horsley, simple in character, but given some external presence by the octagonal top-lit... Read More

Birmingham (Deritend) – St Anne

A large town church of the 1880s in thirteenth century Gothic style by Albert Vicars, built to serve a poor and mainly... Read More

Birmingham (Edgbaston) – Oratory Church of the Immaculate Conception

A Roman basilican design of the first decade of the twentieth century, built as a memorial to Cardinal (St) John Henry... Read More

Birmingham (Erdington Abbey) – St Thomas and St Edmund

An elaborate and richly decorated mid-nineteenth century church in fourteenth century Gothic style, funded entirely by... Read More

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