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St. Philip's Cathedral

St. Philip's Cathedral

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-JonesCathedral cupola from above

Also Pictured: View from above the Cathedral's cupola.

'Ascension' window in the cathedral, by Burne-Jones.

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Detailed Information



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

Tel: 0121 262 1840

Contact Person(s):Jane McArdle –Head of Learning

Cathedral Website

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  • Donations towards upkeep requested.

Opening Hours

  • All year round.:
  • Weekdays: 8.0am-6.0pm;
  • Weekends: 9.0am-4.0pm.


  • 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

  • Disabled access.

How to get there:

  • Train: nearest station: Snow Hill (train and Metro services) .
  • Bus: All city centre buses.


  • Cars: limited on-street parking in Colmore Row, Temple Row and Waterloo Street. City centre car parks.
  • Coaches: Coach bay in Church Street.

Average Length of Visit

  • 30 minutes