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Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

Diocese of Birmingham
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Aston, Birmingham
Parishes 162
Churches 195
Cathedral Cathedral Church of Saint Philip
Current leadership
Bishop David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham
Suffragan Anne Hollinghurst, Bishop of Aston
Archdeacons Hayward Osborne, Archdeacon of Birmingham
Simon Heathfield, Archdeacon of Aston

The Anglican Diocese of Birmingham is a diocese in the Church of England's Province of Canterbury, covering the north west of the traditional county of Warwickshire (now West Midlands and part of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and north Worcestershire) in England.


  • Cathedral 1
  • Bishops 2
  • List of parish churches 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The see is in the centre of the City of Birmingham, West Midlands, where the seat of the diocese is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Philip.

The 18th-century parish church of Saint Philip in Birmingham was elevated to cathedral status in 1905 when the see was founded, on 13 January 1905.[1] Previously the area had been part of the Diocese of Worcester.


Besides the diocesan Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquhart and the Bishop suffragan of Aston (Anne Hollinghurst; which see was created in 1954), there are five retired bishops resident in (or near) the diocese who are licensed to serve as honorary assistant bishops:[2]

Since 1994, alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese who reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor, Jonathan Goodall, Bishop suffragan of Ebbsfleet since 2013, who is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese in order to facilitate his work there.

List of parish churches

Location Church Opened Closed
Acocks Green St Mary 1868
Allen's Cross St Bartholomew 1938
Amington St Editha 1864
Aston SS Peter & Paul
Aston St James 1906 / 1981
Austrey St Nicholas, Austrey
Baddesley Clinton St Michael
Baddesley Ensor St Nicholas
Balsall Common St Peter
Balsall Heath St Barnabas, Balsall Heath 1904
Balsall Heath St Paul 1853
Barnt Green St Andrew
Barston St Swithin
Bartley Green St Francis Church Centre
Bartley Green St Michael & All Angels
Baxterley Baxterley Church 1200
Bentley Heath St James, Bentley Heath
Bickenhill St Peter
Billesley Holy Cross
Birchfield Holy Trinity 1864
Birchmoor St John, Birchmoor
Birmingham Bishop Latimer 1904
Birmingham St Alban the Martyr 1881
Birmingham St George
Birmingham St Martin in the Bull Ring
Birmingham St Paul (in the Jewellery Quarter) 1779
Birmingham The B1 Church
Blackwell St Catherine, Blackwell
Boldmere St Michael
Bordesley Green St Paul 1929
Bordesley St Benedict 1909
Bournbrook St Wulstan 1905
Bournville St Francis of Assisi 1925
Brandhall St Paul & St Barnabas
Brandwood St Bede
Burney Lane Christ Church 1935
Castle Bromwich SS Mary & Margaret
Castle Bromwich St Clement [of Alexandria]
Castle Vale St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
Chelmsley Wood St Andrew's Church
Cofton Hackett St Michael & All Angels, Cofton Hackett
Coleshill SS Peter & Paul
Cotteridge The Cotteridge Church
Curdworth SS Nicholas & Peter Ad Vincula, Curdworth
Dordon St Leonard, Dordon
Dorridge St Philip
Dosthill St Paul 1872
Edgbaston SS Mary & Ambrose 1898
Edgbaston St Augustine of Hippo 1868
Edgbaston St Bartholomew (Old Church)
Edgbaston Edgbaston St Germain 1917
Elmdon St Nicholas 1781
Elmdon St Stephen's Church Centre
Elmdon Valley Church Centre
Erdington All Saints, Gravelly Hill 1901
Erdington St Barnabas 1824
Erdington St Chad
Four Oaks All Saints 1908
Frankley St Christopher (Holly Hill)
Frankley St Leonard
Freasley St Mary
Garretts Green St Thomas
Gospel Lane St Michael
Grendon All Saints
Hall Green St Peter
Hall Green The Church of the Ascension 1704
Hampton-in-Arden SS Mary & Bartholomew
Hamstead Great Barr St Paul 1892
Hamstead St Bernard
Handsworth Good News Asian Church
Handsworth St Andrew 1909
Handsworth St James
Handsworth St Mary
Handsworth St Michael 1855
Handsworth The Epiphany
Harborne St John's Harborne
Harborne SS Faith & Laurence 1937
Harborne St Peter
Hay Mills St Cyprian 1873
Hazelwell St Mary Magdalen
Highter's Heath Immanuel
Hill St James 1835
Hobs Moat St Mary
Hodge Hill SS Philip & James
Hurley Church of the Resurrection 1862
Kings Heath All Saints 1860
Kings Norton Immanuel
Kings Norton St Nicolas
Kingsbury SS Peter & Paul
Kingshurst St Barnabas
Kingstanding Saint Mark
Kingstanding St Luke
Knowle St John Baptist and St Lawrence & Anne
Ladywood St John the Evangelist & St Peter 1854
Lapworth St Mary the Virgin
Lea Hall St Richard
Lea Marston St John the Baptist
Lickey Holy Trinity 1856
Longbridge St John the Baptist 1957
Lozells SS Paul & Silas
Marston Green St Leonard
Maxstoke St Michael & All Angels
Merevale St Mary (The Church of Our Lady)
Middleton St John the Baptist
Minworth St George the Martyr
Moseley St Agnes 1884
Moseley St Anne 1874
Moseley St Mary
Nechells St Matthew 1840
Nether Whitacre St Giles, Nether Whitacre
Newton Regis St Mary the Virgin, Newton Regis
Northfield St Laurence
Nuthurst Cum Hockley Heath St Thomas
Olton St Margaret
Over Whitacre St Leonard
Packwood St Giles
Perry Barr St John the Evangelist 1833
Perry Beeches, Great Barr St Matthew
Polesworth Abbey Church of St Editha
Pype Hayes St Mary The Virgin 1930
Quinton Road West St Boniface 1958
Quinton Christ Church 1840
Rednal St Stephen The Martyr
Rubery St Chad 1959
Saltley St Mark, Washwood Heath 1899
Saltley St Saviour 1849
Seckington All Saints
Selly Oak St Mary 1861
Selly Park Christ Church 2008
Selly Park St Stephen 1870
Selly Park (with Bournbrook) St Stephen's and St Wulstan's
Shard End All Saints 1955
Sheldon St Giles
Shenley Green St David 1970
Shirley Christ The King
Shirley St James the Great 1831
Shirley St John The Divine
Shirley St Patrick
Short Heath St Margaret
Shustoke St Cuthbert
Shuttington St Matthew
Small Heath All Saints (ex-St Aidan) 1893
Solihull St Alphege
Solihull St Helen
Solihull St Michael
Solihull The Mission Church, Catherine-De-Barnes
South Yardley St Michael & All Angels
Sparkbrook Christ Church 1867 2005
Sparkbrook St Agatha 1901
Sparkhill St John The Evangelist 1888
Springfield St Christopher 1906
Stechford All Saints 1897
Stechford St Andrew
Stirchley The Ascension 1973
Stockland Green St Mark 1934
Summerfield Christ Church
Sutton Coldfield Holy Trinity
Sutton Coldfield St Chad
Sutton Coldfield St Columba, Banners Gate
Sutton Coldfield St Peter
Tanworth-in-Arden St Mary Magdalene
Temple Balsall St Mary The Virgin
Tile Cross St Peter
Tyseley St Edmund
Walmley St John The Evangelist
Warton Holy Trinity, Warton
Water Orton SS Peter & Paul 1879
Weoley Castle St Gabriel 1933
West Heath St Anne
Wishaw St Chad
Wood End St Michael & All Angels 1906
Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield Emmanuel 1909
Wythall St Mary
Yardley Wood Christ Church 1849
Yardley St Edburgha

See also


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27754. pp. 311–312. 13 January 1905. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ [2] Section: Honorary Assistant Bishops
  3. ^ Whinney, Rt Rev. Michael Humphrey Dickens.  
  4. ^ Sinclair, Rt Rev. Maurice Walter.  
  5. ^ Santer, Rt Rev. Mark.  
  6. ^ "Mottahedeh IK".   (subscription required)
  • Church of England statistics 2002
  • Book: Canon Doctor Terry Slater, 2005, A Centenary History of the Diocese of Birmingham, Phillimore, Chichester

External links

  • Diocesan website
  • Churches in the Diocese of Birmingham ("A Church Near You")
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