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November 25, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

A quiet oasis

Birmingham Cathedral r

This is Birmingham Cathedral, proper name ‘The Cathedral Church of St. Phillip’ and opened in 1725, which for cathedrals in the UK is just a youngster. An unassuming cathedral for the second largest city in the UK.  As such, it provides a lovely quiet oasis in a very busy city. It has the feel of a parish church, which is no bad thing. I like Birmingham; big city, friendly people and some great architecture.



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  1. ownedbyrats / Nov 25 2013 9:41 pm

    Out of interest, it was a parish church until 1905 which is why it has that unassuming feel. Until then, Birmingham was in the diocese of Lichfield.

  2. Kim13 / Nov 25 2013 9:44 pm

    Beautiful spot…sigh

  3. suzie81 / Nov 25 2013 9:46 pm

    I live 10 minutes away from this cathedral… It’s a beautiful place!

  4. Sweet as a Picture / Nov 26 2013 4:00 am

    Sounds like a nice place.

  5. aahzmeto3 / Nov 26 2013 10:13 am

    Hey, thanks for liking my post from my blog –> I see that you like taking pictures too! Nice cathedral.

  6. wildsherkin / Nov 26 2013 9:33 pm

    I’ll be visiting Birmingham over the weekend and this has always been a favourite spot!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Nov 26 2013 9:40 pm

      One of mine too

      • wildsherkin / Nov 26 2013 9:43 pm

        I used to walk across the green from the back of Rackhams to catch the bus to Harborne…but not before buying some flower from some of the many street sellers. Miss it!

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Nov 26 2013 10:29 pm

        Yes, it’s a place that has special meaning for many Brummies; me included.

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