The Birmingham Oratory
The Oratory Church is Grade II* listed building which dates mainly from the beginning of the Twentieth Century but with an interior which evokes the Italian Baroque. It was founded by the famous English Catholic Convert and writer Cardinal John Henry Newman and was once the home of JRR Tolkien.
The Oratory Church remains home to a vibrant and diverse Roman Catholic faith community. The church is filled with rich marble interiors and Italian mosaics which were produced by craftsmen in Murano, Italy. It also features an alabaster baptistry by the local designer Dunstan Powell and executed by the Hardman’s company.
The Holy Souls altar in the church and the Victorian cloisters contain memorials to those who died during the Great War.
The church is open to visitors throughout the day.
Tours are available at scheduled times (see below)
Light refreshments served in the Lower Cloister Hall.
Organised by The Birmingham Oratory
Date & TimeSat 9 Sept | 2pm–6.30pm
Sun 10 Sept | 2pm–6.30pm
Tues 12 Sept | 9am–6.30pm
Thu 14 Sept | 9am–6.30pm
Sat 16 Sept | 2pm–-6.30pm
Sun 17 Sept | 2pm–6.30pm
Sat 9 & Sun 10: 2.30pm
Tue 12 & Thu 14: 10.30am & 2.30pm
Sat 16: 4pm
Sun 17: 2.30pm
LocationThe Oratory, 141 Hagley Road, B16 8UE
BookingBooking not required
AccessPedestrian Entry from the Hagley Road through the cloister garden. Car Park available via the Plough and Harrow Road. Disabled access is via the car park.