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 (Kitts Green) – Our Lady Help of Christians

A building of major significance in the diocese, and nationally, illustrating one architect’s response, highly... Read More

Birmingham (Maryvale) – Our Lady of the Assumption

A good, fairly late example of the work of the Birmingham architect G. B. Cox, in stripped Romanesque style, its broad... Read More

Birmingham (Maypole) – St Jude

A simple post-Vatican II church by Brian A. Rush, using modern materials to provide a spacious, flexible interior to... Read More

Birmingham (Moor Street) – St Michael

A former Unitarian chapel of 1802, in Catholic use since 1862, unsympathetically remodelled in the 1970s and again... Read More

Birmingham (Nechells) – St Joseph

A cemetery chapel of 1850 and church and presbytery of 1871-2, by A. W. and E. W. Pugin respectively. The church was... Read More

Birmingham (Northfield) – Our Lady and St Brigid

A stripped Italian Romanesque interwar design by E. Bower Norris, with a strong external design and a carefully... Read More

Birmingham (Old Oscott Hill) – Maryvale Institute

Maryvale is very significant in the history of the Catholic Church in England. It was a mission in the seventeenth... Read More

Birmingham (Olton Friary) – Holy Ghost and Mary Immaculate

A stately and well-detailed interwar essay in Early Gothic by G. B. Cox, echoing in some respects his earlier church at... Read More

Birmingham (Perry Barr) – St Teresa of the Child Jesus

A modest church dating originally from the late 1930s, significantly altered and enlarged in the 1960s, with an... Read More

Birmingham (Perry Common) – St Margaret Mary

An interwar brick church of traditional form but with modernistic detailing, built to serve a new and expanding... Read More

Birmingham (Pype Hayes) – St Peter and St Paul

A large functional church and presbytery of the early 1970s. The church was designed as a flexible worship space to... Read More

Birmingham (Quinton) – Our Lady of Fatima

A modest post-war suburban church, using modern materials to provide a spacious, flexible interior.  This parish... Read More

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