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 (Rednal) – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

A plain but dignified late essay in the modern basilican style by Sandy & Norris. The parish was formed in 1956,... Read More

Birmingham (Saltley) – Our Lady and St Therese of Lisieux

An interwar basilican design by George Drysdale, externally unremarkable but with an extraordinarily rich interior of... Read More

Birmingham (Selly Park) – St Edward

An imposing early twentieth century Gothic Revival suburban church designed by H. T. Sandy and G. B. Cox. The building... Read More

Birmingham (Sheldon) – St Thomas More

A notable reinforced concrete design by Richard Gilbert Scott, built to a fan-shaped plan to serve the needs of the... Read More

Birmingham (Small Heath) – Holy Family

A brick building of the 1920s by George Drysdale, built on a Greek cross plan, and significantly enlarged in the 1960s... Read More

Birmingham (Sparkhill) – English Martyrs

A finely-detailed Basilican design of the 1920s by E. Bower Norris, with a landmark campanile and a simple and... Read More

Birmingham (Stechford) – Corpus Christi

An octagonal post-Vatican II design, marked internally and externally by a fine gabled corona.   In 1919,... Read More

Birmingham (Weoley Castle) – Our Lady and St Rose of Lima

A large and imposing traditional post-war design and late work by Adrian Gilbert Scott, occupying a prominent location... Read More

Birmingham (West Heath) – St John Fisher

A monumental traditional design, dominating the suburban setting it serves. The church is a late (1963-4) design by... Read More

Birmingham (Winson Green) – St Patrick

A large red brick Gothic church of the 1890s, of high townscape value but notable above all for the quality and... Read More

Birmingham (Yardley Wood) – Our Lady of Lourdes

A traditional and finely-detailed design of 1964-6 by Harrison & Cox, its basilican interior notable for its... Read More

Blackheath – English Martyrs

A functional brick-built church/hall of 1960-61, typical of its time and not of special architectural or historical... Read More

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