Diocese of Birmingham

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Diocese of Birmingham
Church of England
Province: Canterbury
Arms of the Bishop of Birmingham
Birmingham St Philip's Cathedral.jpg

Birmingham Cathedral
Bishop: David Urquhart
Cathedral: Cathedral Church of Saint Philip
Bishop of Aston
Archdeaconries: Aston, Birmingham
No. of parishes: 162
No. of churches: 195
Website: Diocese of Birmingham

The Diocese of Birmingham is a diocese of the Church of England, within the Province of Canterbury. It covers the north-west of Warwickshire and parts of Staffordshire and northern Worcestershire, serving in particular the City of Birmingham and its surrounding towns.

The diocese was founded on 13 January 1905,[1] in response to the vast growth in the population of Birmingham and the Black Country over the past century as a result of industrialisation; since industrialisation, Birmingham had grown from a village to one of the largest cities in the British Isles. Before the Diocese of Birmingham was created, the area had been part of the Diocese of Worcester.


The Bishop of Birmingham has his seat is in the centre of the Birmingham, at the Cathedral Church of Saint Philip.

The Cathedral was built as a parish church in the 18th-century, the Church of Saint Philip. It was elevated to cathedral status in 1905.

Outside links


  1. London Gazette: no. 27754, pp. 311–312, 13 January 1905. Retrieved 4 March 2012.

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