Birmingham Cathedral (St. Philip's)

St. Philip's Cathedral


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Colmore Row,
B3 2QB.

Tel: 0121 262 1840

Jane McArdle – Heritage Manager
Carol Currier - Events Manager


Birmingham Cathedral is the city’s Anglican cathedral.  The church of St Philip was built for the growing town of Birmingham in 1715. The church became a cathedral when a new Diocese was formed in 1905.

The most significant treasures are the stunning set of stained-glass windows by Birmingham born artist, Edward Burne-Jones.

The cathedral has a strong tradition of musical excellence and regular evensong takes place every day during school term time.

The cathedral is at the heart of the city and welcomes visitors every day of the year.

'Ascension' window in the cathedral, by Burne-Jones Cathedral cupola from above


View from above the Cathedral's cupola, pictured right

'Ascension' window in the cathedral, by Burne-Jones, pictured left

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Detailed Information

Opening hours: Admission:
  • All year round.:
  • Weekdays: 8.0am-6.0pm;
  • Weekends: 9.0am-4.0pm.
  • Donations towards upkeep requested.
Facilities: Services:
  • Shop.
  • World famous Burne-Jones windows
  • Arts exhibition
  • Group tours by prior arrangement.
  • Tours most Mondays and Wednesdays (check website)
  • Concert venue.
  • Memorial and other special services.
  • Education Programme by arrangement
  • Private hire
Disabled visitors: How to get there:
  • Disabled access.
Parking: Average length of visit:
  • Cars: limited on-street parking in Colmore Row, Temple Row and Waterloo Street. City centre car parks.
  • Coaches: Coach bay in Church Street.
  • 30 minutes

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