Birmingham Cathedral, the Anglican Cathedral dedicated to St. Philip, and situated in the heart of the city has been a place of Christian worship since 1715. This beautiful and rare example of the English Baroque style of architecture is the work of Thomas Archer. The chief treasure of the building are four stained glass windows designed by the artist Burne-Jones and created in the workshops of William Morris. They are master-pieces of Pre-Raphaelite art and attract visitors from all around the world.
The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham says, "When our patron saint, Philip met Jesus, he said to a friend "Come and see". Our hope and daily prayer is that all who come to this beautiful building, and experience our community life, may indeed see Jesus and know for themselves a fresh sense of God's love."
The Cathedral is 'Mother Church' to the Diocese and hosts major diocesan celebrations including ordinations of priests and deacons to serve the Diocese. The 'Cathedra' of the Bishop is housed in the Cathedral and from here, the Bishop preaches and teaches and holds regular study days for clergy. Situated in the heart of the business and administrative centre of the city the Cathedral also has an important role in civic life, hosting Services and events through the year and particularly at during December enabling the city to celebrate Christmas. Around 30,000 people walk through Cathedral Square on working days. One of the few open green spaces in the city, the Square is a haven for office workers and visitors in fine weather. The Cathedral is open for prayer, for visitors, for school parties and guided tours each day.
Please visit their website for more information: www.birminghamcathedral.com