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Birmingham Cathedral

Birmingham has three cathedrals.

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1 Church of England
2 Catholic
3 Greek Orthodox

Church of England

The Church of England cathedral, St Paul's, in Colmore Row, was built as a church and completed in 1715, designed in the then-fashionable Baroque style by architect Thomas Archer. It gained cathedral status in 1905, when the diocese of Birmingham was created (Birmingham was made a city in 1889).

Built of brick and faced with stone, it has windows by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and is claimed to be the smallest English cathedral.


St Chad's, on St. Chad's Queensway, is the Catholic cathedral, and has a neo-gothic design by Augustus Pugin. It opened in 1841.

It has a 16th century Flemish pulpit and a late medieval statue of the Virgin Mary. Of more recent vintage is the manual organ, built by Walkers & Co in 1993.

Much of the work is by Hardman & Co.

Greek Orthodox

There is also a Greek Orthodox cathedral, the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew at Arthur Place, Summer Hill. It was formerly a CoE church.

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