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St. Philip's Cathedral

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Address: Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB, England
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+44 121 236 4333
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08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:00
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The UK's third smallest Cathedral, but truly stunning and the only green...

The UK's third smallest Cathedral, but truly stunning and the only green space within the city.

Designed in a fine English Baroque style, this elegant Cathedral is decorated with four stained glass windows by Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones. Daily services and prayer, Cathedral shop open most days.

All are welcome.

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Lovely church

St. Philip's Cathedral is a beautiful church. The stained glass work and architecture is amazing. I'm not really religious but I love to visit churches. Sometimes folks at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Olivet, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing really special about this church. It's nicely located in a park in a middle of a large place. But the church itself is not that big. The inside is nice but average compared to other churches I have visited. Worth stopping by but do not male a detour for it

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BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for leaving us a review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hannah Findley More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Philip's Cathedral is a beautiful church. The stained glass work and architecture is amazing. I'm not really religious but I love to visit churches. Sometimes folks at the churches aren't so welcoming. This is not the case at St. Philip's Cathedral. The staff are warm and beautiful people. I've never felt so welcomed at a religious institution.

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Thank RamonaL34
BirminghamCathedral, Front Office Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I am so glad you enjoyed visiting the building and have shared your comments with the cathedral's Facebook friends. We hope you can visit again soon, Hannah Findley More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very interesting church and I believe a one off, we received a warm welcome and given lots of information, two ladies were doing beautiful flower display, there was a real feeling of warmth and friendship.

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BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review, which I have shared on our social media channels. I'm really glad you received a warm welcome and hope to welcome you back soon. Hannah Findley More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited to see the Burne Jones stained glass which is absolutely amazing. A member of the Church was busily talking to visitors and although we usually try to avoid these talks he was very interesting and added much to our visit.

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Thank MarilynAMoore
BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed hearing from our volunteer and looking at the windows, and we hope to welcome you again soon. Hannah Findley More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you take a very good look at the detail on the windows it is very good and amazing to see so much detail in stained glass windows. The whole catherdral had a lovely feeling

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BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon! Hannah More 

west mildands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of Birmingham City Centre with beautiful gardens outside. This building is open most days and is worth a visit as inside the Cathedral is outstanding with beautiful fixtures and fitting.

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BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review, I have shared it on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. The cathedral is actually open 365 days a year, so we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Hannah Findley More 

Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful cathedral with stunning stained glass windows. There is lots of information about the cathedral and its history inside and worth reading as you look around. Worth taking a detour to visit.

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BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review. I've shared it with our Facebook and Twitter followers. We hope you see you again soon! Hannah Findley More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the centre of the city and in a pleasant grassy and railinged square, criss-crossed by busy footpaths, the cathedral is extremely welcoming. Evensong on Sunday was beautifully sung by men and boys, with truly excellent psalm singing. The choir is well schooled and the organ voluntaries were also of a very high order. None of the congregation moved till... More 

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BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your lovely review, which I have shared on the cathedral's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Hope you can visit again soon, Hannah Findley More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I finally get inside this very nice church, it seems to be always closed. However, its worth a visit, the altar area and the stained glass windows are amazing. At the entrance a priest gave us a paper with the history and all the information about the church.

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Thank Miriam G
BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are open 365 days a year for at least 8 hours each day, so we're sorry we missed you. You can find our opening times on the website: www.birminghamcathedral.com Hope you come again soon! Hannah Findley More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit with its stained glass windows the feature.Still a quite active working church with quite a history

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BirminghamCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Philip's Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're really glad you enjoyed the stained glass windows and finding out about all our activities. Hope you can visit again soon! Hannah More 

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