The Parish of St Chads

St Chads

St Chad's was built between 1839 and 1841 to serve the rapidly expanding Catholic population in Birmingham through the inspiration of Bishop Thomas Walsh, the Vicar Apostolic of the Central District. It replaced a Georgian classical chapel built in 1808. The present Cathedral was designed in north German 13th century style, the world famous pioneer of Gothic revival architecture, and was consecrated on 21 June 1841 by Bishop Walsh. The Cathedral is built of brick with Bath stone dressings. The south-west spire was added in memory of Canon John Moore.
St Chad's was the first Catholic cathedral erected in England since the Reformation. It became the Cathedral formally in 1850 when Pope Pius IX restored the Catholic hierarchy of England and Wales. Cardinal John Henry Newman preached at Bishop William Ullathorne's enthronement as the first Bishop of Birmingham and on many subsequent occasions. The Chapter of Canons was established in 1852.

St Chad's was built between 1839 and 1841 to serve the rapidly expanding Catholic population in Birmingham through the inspiration of Bishop Thomas Walsh, the Vicar Apostolic of the Central District. It replaced a Georgian classical chapel built in 1808. The present Cathedral was designed in north German 13th century style, the world famous pioneer of Gothic revival architecture, and was consecrated on 21 June 1841 by Bishop Walsh. The Cathedral is built of brick with Bath stone dressings. The south-west spire was added in memory of Canon John Moore.
St Chad's was the first Catholic cathedral erected in England since the Reformation. It became the Cathedral formally in 1850 when Pope Pius IX restored the Catholic hierarchy of England and Wales. Cardinal John Henry Newman preached at Bishop William Ullathorne's enthronement as the first Bishop of Birmingham and on many subsequent occasions. The Chapter of Canons was established in 1852.

MASS TIMES

For full up to date information about our Cathedral Parish, please visit the website at: www.stchadscathedral.org.uk

Weekend Masses: Saturday 2pm; Sunday 10am and 12 noon

 

Thursday Livestream Mass for Children and Families: 9.30am

ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Cathedral House
St Chad's Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EU
Telephone:0121 236 2251
Email: dean.stchadscathedral@rcaob.org.uk