Birmingham Cathedral (St. Philip's)

St. Philip's Cathedral


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Colmore Row,
Birmingham B3 2QB.
B3 2QB.

Tel: 0121 262 1840

Jane McArdle – Heritage Manager
Carol Currier - Events Manager

Cathedral interior 'Ascension' window in the cathedral, by Burne-Jones

At the heart of the city, this fine 18th century English Baroque parish church by Thomas Archer, with its famous stained glass by Burne-Jones, became the cathedral for the new Diocese of Birmingham in 1905. The popular churchyard, beautifully restored in 2000-2001, has a perimeter of cast-iron railings, with a double row of plane trees.


Cathedral interior view pictured right


'The Last Judgment' window in the cathedral, by Burne-Jones pictured left


2015 is a special year for us when we celebrate our tercentenary with a range of activities which includes arts events, lectures, tours and exhibitions. Click on the banner to download our brochure which contains further details:


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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.
  • 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

Other heritage attractions nearby: