The church that became a cathedral ...

In the town that became a city

Built in 1715 as the new parish church “on the hill”, St Philip’s is a rare and fine example of elegant English Baroque architecture. It is Grade 1 listed and one of the oldest buildings in the city still used for its original purpose. Fascinating both inside and out, the cathedral is home to some remarkable treasures (not least the inspiring stained-glass windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones) and amazing stories, all set amongst the daily rhythm of people criss-crossing this unique part of the city.

2015 has been an opportunity to uncover and highlight significant aspects of cathedral life over the past 300 years and to share this heritage through an exciting programme of exhibitions, tours, talks, guided walks and new publications. This work is continuing in 2016.

We invite you to get involved and discover the wealth of heritage connected with the cathedral as well as its strong links to the history and development of Birmingham.

Come and see an artistic masterpiece, witness architectural brilliance, meet compelling people or, quite simply, share a timeless peace that this place has been offering visitors and worshippers for 300 years.

You can explore the inside of the cathedral on google maps here.

Our new guidebook is now available for £4.99 in the Cathedral Shop or by ordering via enquiries@birminghamcathedral.com the post to Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB. Postage and packing for all orders sent via the post will be £1.50 per book.