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Birmingham Oratory

Birmingham Oratorythe dome

"Little Rome in Birmingham", the Oratory Church was built between 1907-1910 in the Baroque style as a memorial to Cardinal Newman, founder of the English Oratory.


pictured: the dome

Detailed Information


141 Hagley Road,,
B16 8UE.

Tel: 0121 454 0496.
Office: 0121 454 0808

Contact Person(s):Daniel Joyce

Oratory Website


  • Free

  • Donations to the Oratory Church Restoration Fund welcome, and requested of tour groups.

Opening Hours

  • All year round:
  • Sunday: 8am-1.30pm, 4pm-7pm.
    Weekdays: 7am-4pm.
    Saturday: 8.30am-1.30pm, 4pm-7pm.

  • At other times, entrance can be obtained via the Oratory House.


  • Repository shop selling a selection of books, CDs, DVDs, cards, medals.
    Open on Saturdays and Sundays after Masses.


  • Guided tours of the Church and Shrine of John Henry Cardinal Newman by arrangement.

  • School and university visits by arrangement.

  • For times of Mass, please see the website.

Disabled Visitors

  • Disabled access via car park.

How to get there:

  • Train: trains to Birmingham city centre (New Street, Snow Hill or Five Ways stations).
  • Bus: numbers 9, 120, 126, 127, 128, 129, 140, 141, etc.
  • Car/coach: On the main A456 road from Birmingham to Kidderminster. 1 mile from the city centre.


  • Cars: Car park entrance on Plough and Harrow Road.
  • On-street parking on Plough and Harrow Road on Sundays.
  • Coaches:Set down on Plough and Harrow Road