Birmingham Cathedral
Birmingham Cathedral
4.5
Architectural BuildingsChurches & Cathedrals
8:20 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:20 AM - 5:15 PM
About
The UK's third smallest Cathedral, but truly stunning and the only green space within the city. Designed in a fine English Baroque style, this elegant Cathedral is decorated with four stained glass windows by Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones. Daily services and prayer. All are welcome.
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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
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  • permia
    62,207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inspiring place of worship
    Even though the interior was undergoing some cleaning and repair, nevertheless it was still possible to appreciate what an inspiring place of worship it is. Consecrated in 1715 and in the Baroque style, the facades are beautiful with elongated windows and lovely stone work. Along the aisle are boundaries of gorgeous columns and arches. Galleries in wood line both sides. A fine organ of golden pipes is there for musical accompaniment. In the grounds are impressive monuments and memorial headstones.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • TOONIST
    Leicester, United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Building not to be Missed.
    Religous or not, Birmingham Cathederal is a 'must visit' next time you explore this amazing city. Book a free tour online to get up close and personal with the most beautiful and famous stained glass windows you'll probably ever see. If you are lucky enough to bump into Rob Petrie (front of house), he will tell you all about the ins and outs of this incredible building. There is even a ghost👻. Also, if you time it right and the bell ringers are pulling all the ropes, you will be treated to a free musical experience to tickle your eardrums. Google Birmingham Cathederal website for all the information you need....but no mention of the👻.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Andrea H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the chance to see the work of Burne Jones up close
    Stunning stained glass windows. The experience was really made by the people who work there. Colleen, Ailsa and her mum (who is the warden there) went out of their way to make our visit a memorable one. We didn't plan enough time for our visit, we could have stayed for hours chatting to the very knowledgeable and very lovely staff.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 April 2024
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Andrea H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Stunning stained glass windows. The experience was really made by the people who work there. Colleen, Ailsa and her mum (who is the warden there) went out of their way to make our visit a memorable one. We didn't plan enough time for our visit, we could have stayed for hours chatting to the very knowledgeable and very lovely staff.
Written 28 April 2024
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Oldhasbeen
Redhill, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I yawned when one of my party suggested a visit her - "ABC time - another bloody cathedral!" - but I'm very glad we visited, it's an outstanding piece of architecture, very different from just about every other English cathedral I know. It was built much later than the great cathedrals of York, Durham, Canterbury etc - it wasn't consecrated until 1909 - and is in a completely different style, "English Baroque". I found it a wonderfully restful place. Thee windows (stained glass / Arts & Crafts style) ae magnificent.
Written 17 December 2023
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stanmoreblokey
Stanmore, UK93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went to St Martin's in the Bull Ring and mistook it for Birmingham Cathedral. We were told by a very helpful lady of our mistake and walked up to the Cathedral.
No one on the Helpdesk, no staff to welcome us, organ practice was deafening.
DEAFENING.
Windows were impressive, touchscreen with history of cathedral needs spellchecking. We went back to St Martin's
Written 14 December 2023
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TOONIST
Leicester, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Religous or not, Birmingham Cathederal is a 'must visit' next time you explore this amazing city. Book a free tour online to get up close and personal with the most beautiful and famous stained glass windows you'll probably ever see. If you are lucky enough to bump into Rob Petrie (front of house), he will tell you all about the ins and outs of this incredible building. There is even a ghost👻. Also, if you time it right and the bell ringers are pulling all the ropes, you will be treated to a free musical experience to tickle your eardrums. Google Birmingham Cathederal website for all the information you need....but no mention of the👻.
Written 29 July 2023
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SergioR1
Eastbourne, UK865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Free stain-glass tour. Small cathedral with stain glass windows designed from Burnes Jones from the Morris studio. The windows are under restoration. Nice welcome from the cathedral team.
Written 28 July 2023
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permia
Ireland62,207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Even though the interior was undergoing some cleaning and repair, nevertheless it was still possible to appreciate what an inspiring place of worship it is.

Consecrated in 1715 and in the Baroque style, the facades are beautiful with elongated windows and lovely stone work.

Along the aisle are boundaries of gorgeous columns and arches. Galleries in wood line both sides. A fine organ of golden pipes is there for musical accompaniment.

In the grounds are impressive monuments and memorial headstones.
Written 26 June 2023
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Beautiful cathedral both inside and out, and situated in the middle of the only bit of greenery in the city centre. The highlight is the impressive stained glass windows.
Written 24 April 2023
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Robert3856
Surrey, UK578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I went into Birmingham Cathedral whilst I was staying in the City.

It is absolutely beautiful in there.

They are currently restoring the beautiful stained glass windows. These pre raphaelite windows were designed by Edmund Burne Jones

As I went in on Maundy Thursday the organist was practising for the Easter services.

The entry price is free as well, not like some other Cathedrals I have visited.
Written 10 April 2023
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Nicole C
Birmingham, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A warm welcome from all inside and well worth a tour of the stained glass windows….
Plenty of coffee shops nearby
Interesting interior decoration
Written 27 March 2023
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Christopher Q
Ellesmere, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Very fine building with stunning Burne -Jones stained glass windows . This Baroque building is a must see in town .
Written 16 March 2023
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