St Mary’s Convent of Mercy
St Mary’s Convent dates from 1841 and was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin in the Gothic Revival style. The convent has a cloister, chapel, gardens and the bedroom of the Venerable Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, which is displayed as it would have been during the founding days of the convent. Visiting the Convent will offer you a chance to see some of the exterior and interior of the building and get a small insight into Catholic religious life from the 1830s-2000s. The Convent also has historic connections with notable Catholic individuals and families of the 19tth century, including the Hardmans of stained-glass fame. During Birmingham Heritage Week the sisters of Mercy will offer guided tours or you can choose to see an introductory film followed by a chance to walk around.
Date & Time
Fri 10 Sept & Sat 11 Sept
Option 1 – Guided tours at 10.30am and 2pm
Option 2 – Screening of virtual tour followed by a walk around at 11.30am and 3pm.
Location St Mary’s Convent, 98 Hunters Road, Handsworth, B19 1EB
To book by phone, contact the convent on 0121 554 3271
Partial wheelchair access. Accessible toilets. Lift to all floors, but one room is missing a ramp and will be inaccessible to wheelchairs. Part of the tour is in a stepped cloister which can only be partially accessed by wheelchairs. Free roadside residential parking available near the convent.