Archdiocese

Birmingham

The Archdiocese of Birmingham is divided into the three Pastoral Areas of Birmingham, Kidderminster and Worcester. These areas in turn cover Birmingham, Berkshire (North of the Thames), Coventry, Dudley, Oxfordshire (North of the Thames), Sandwell, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Warwickshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.

The Archbishop is the Most Reverend Bernard Longley. He is assisted by three auxiliary bishops, the Right Reverend William Kenney CP, the Right Reverend David McGough and the Right Reverend Robert Byrne CO. Here you can read short biographies of the Bishops and find out more about St Chad's Cathedral (Minor Basilica), Queensway, Birmingham.

You can also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham's website.

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Most Rev Bernard Longley

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley is the Archbishop of Birmingham. Born in Manchester in April 1955, Archbishop Longley was ordained to the priesthood in December 1981 and ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster on 24 January 2003.

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Byrne, Robert

Rt Rev Robert Byrne is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Born in Manchester in September 1956, Bishop Byrne entered Birmingham Oratory i...Read more

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Kenney, William

The Right Reverend William Kenney is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in May 1946, Bishop Kenney was ordain...Read more

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McGough, David

The Right Reverend David McGough is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Born in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent in November 1944, Bishop McGough...Read more

Mother Church

Metropolitan Cathedral Church and Basilica of Saint Chad

St Chad's was the first Catholic cathedral erected in England after the English Reformation initiated in 1534 by King Henry VIII. St Chad's Cathedral was built at the behest of Bishop Thomas Walsh, the local apostolic vicar.

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Birmingham

Contact the Archdiocese

Archbishop's House, 8 Shadwell Street, Birmingham, B4 6EY

0121 236 9090

fr_dominic.cosslett@rc-birmingham.org