Historic Religious Buildings (Self Guided), Birmingham

Birmingham offers a variety of religious buildings from beautiful upgraded cathedrals to old churches; for example, Birmingham Central Mosque is one of the largest in Europe. History and religion meet in Birmingham's churches with wonderful views and beautiful parks in which to rest.
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Historic Religious Buildings Map

Guide Name: Historic Religious Buildings
Guide Location: England » Birmingham (See other walking tours in Birmingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: VictoriaP
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Orthodox Cathedral
  • St. Paul's Church
  • St. Chad's Cathedral
  • St. Philip's Cathedral
  • The Church of St. Martin
Orthodox Cathedral

1) Orthodox Cathedral

The Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew is a Greek Orthodox cathedral on Summer Hill Terrace in Birmingham, England, dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew. It was designed in 1873 by J.A. Chatwin who worked on many of Birmingham's churches and cathedrals. It is a brick Gothic revival church in the Early English style. The interior consists of heavy brick arches on stout columns and clerestory windows between clustered wall shafts supporting a high arched roof. The church also has a Greek school for children who wish to learn the Greek language.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Paul's Church

2) St. Paul's Church (must see)

St Paul’s is a church in the Georgian St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England. The Grade I listed church was designed by Roger Eykyn of Wolverhampton. It is a rectangular church with excellent acoustics and has long given concerts, among them, the currently popular monthly organ recital series 'Thursday Live' by Paul Carr. The east window has an important 1791 enamelled stained glass window made in 1791 by Francis Eginton from a painting by Benjamin West, now in the Dallas Museum of Art, that shows the Conversion of Paul.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Chad's Cathedral

3) St. Chad's Cathedral (must see)

The Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of Saint Chad is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The cathedral, which is dedicated to Saint Chad of Mercia, was the first Roman Catholic cathedral to be built after the English Reformation. The cathedral is in a green public space near Birmingham Snow Hill station and is located on what is now called St. Chad's Queensway after the cathedral, in central Birmingham and it is a Grade II listed building. It is one of only three minor basilicas in England.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Philip's Cathedral

4) St. Philip's Cathedral (must see)

The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip is the Church of England cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham. St Philip's was built in the early 18th century in the Baroque style by Thomas Archer and is located on Colmore Row, Birmingham, England.The cathedral is a Grade I listed building. St Philip's is surrounded by a churchyard; six of the monuments there have heritage listings, including one commemorating two men who died during the construction of Birmingham Town Hall and a memorial to the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings.
Sight description based on wikipedia
The Church of St. Martin

5) The Church of St. Martin (must see)

The church of St Martin in the Bull Ring in Birmingham is a parish church in the Church of England. It is the original parish church of Birmingham. It stands between the Bull Ring shopping centre and the markets. The church is a Grade II listed building. The current Rector is the Revd. Canon Stewart W. Jones. The roof shows the influence of the great hammerbeam roof of Westminster Hall. The beams are decorated with fine tracery and end in large carvings of angels. The floor tiles are Victorian Minton and display the quartered arms of the de Bermingham family.
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