St. Chad's Cathedral
St. Chad's Cathedral
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The first Roman Catholic cathedral built in England since the Reformation that features one of the finest decorated church ceilings in the Midlands.
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Bluesky91
Kingston upon Thames, UK606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Loving all things Pugin, we visited Birmingham with the sole purpose of visiting St Chad's. The cathedral was built by George Myers (‘Pugin’s Builder’) and the original internal decorations and fittings were made by craftsmen who reintroduced medieval techniques of production. One of the finest neo-gothic church buildings in England, opened in 1841. Much of the work is by Hardman & Co. It contains some splendid 19th century stained glass made by Hardmans, a 16th century Flemish pulpit, and a late medieval statue of the Virgin Mary, as well as one of the largest new manual organs in the UK, built by Walkers & Co in 1993.
Wonderful Minton floor tiles, gorgeous ceiling, fabulous wall decorations. As soon as you step inside you'll be in awe. Because many fittings were removed in the 1960s and some redecoration was undertaken, its appearance today is a said to be a shadow of how it was originally conceived by Pugin, but its enduring beauty is testament to the skill of its original designers. Closed at this point in time due to the coronavirus, check their website for updates.
Written April 2, 2020
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Rev Daniel G
Swaffham, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
St Chad's is undoubtedly a magnificent architectural gem. It is a peaceful haven, and though surrounded by busy roads, it retains a quiet vigil within at all times. To truly experience the Cathedral at its best, attend one of its many services and experience the true purpose of this beautiful building.
Written April 14, 2013
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GRAHAMMMCFARLANE
Bedford, UK632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Architecturally one of the most interesting buildings in Birmingham - St. Chad's is a must visit religious space when in the centre - highly recommended.
Written March 11, 2016
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Holly J
Birmingham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012
This is the Cities Catholic Cathedral at St Chads, it's a lovely old building offering peace and tranquillity from the bustling city.
Written September 8, 2012
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mojad1975
Birmingham, UK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Visited this church it's fantastic the stain glass is wonderful the statues are great. I always go to this church nice place of worship.
Written August 9, 2018
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Paul S
Adelaide, Australia3,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This Roman Catholic Cathedral is a little away from most of the tourist traffic, and set by a busy road. It looks like a large, old parish church of Gothic style. Inside, the nave is large and attractive, and there are several small chapels. There is colourful stained glass and other interesting features. I was a little disappointed not to have access to the altar area (for photographing), but I understand the security problems involved here.
Written May 28, 2017
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jessica B
Birmingham, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
It's a good place to pray or to shut out if you like going to attend mass at rush hours during busy days
Written September 13, 2016
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Philip Meers
West Midlands, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
As one of the first catholic churches built in Britain since the Reformation, St Chads is well worth a visit. However, it is not the easiest place to get to, with a reasonable walk from the city centre.

The effort is well rewarded. The exterior is somewhat severe, but has a grandeur that belies the fact that it is built of brick. The architect, Pugin, was influenced by German churches, but I also feel that the design, if not materials, is reminiscent of early north Italian styles.

The inside is a delight, and it comes as a surprise when stepping in to discover just how light and airy it feels.

This is not a church upon which to build a day trip, but if you are visiting Birmingham it is well worth making the effort to go and see this, somewhat, hidden jewel.
Written July 15, 2015
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Beverly L
Copenhagen, Denmark708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Really nice to see this cathedral in real life as I had to learn about it on a Uni course. I was very interested to see the twin towers and the red brick gothic style of this cathedral, I had seen one like it in Lubeck, Germany.
The inside is truly beautiful. Sit down and look up at the painted details on the ceiling and going up the verticals. The statue of virgin Mary is amazing when you think that it has survived since about the 15th Century and travelled here from the Netherlands.
In case you are not aware, the gothic style of architecture encourages you to look upwards to where we think of God as being.
Only bad point was that there was no photography allowed inside.
Written September 8, 2013
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ktbrennan92
Birmingham, UK166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Family
Beautiful place, inside and out. Not too easy to get to, especially if you're driving.
Written November 29, 2011
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