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Italy in England

Not quite sure what to say! As a piece of ancient Rome translated to Birmingham the place is a... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Oratory of St Philip Neri, Birmingham

This is my parish and I can not recommend it enough. I serve Low Mass here and consider it my... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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141 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8UE, England
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Not quite sure what to say! As a piece of ancient Rome translated to Birmingham the place is a gem. It is also Newman's home patch, which makes it doubly special (his library is next door). The place is best visited during a service on...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This is my parish and I can not recommend it enough. I serve Low Mass here and consider it my spiritual home. There are three masses every week day and five Sunday masses. Confessions are heard daily. The Extraordinary Form is celebrated daily with a...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The only way of getting in, though, seems to be to go to a service. Which isn't a problem as this is an utterly beautiful church and once you're inside you could be in Venice or somewhere.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

14 Hagley Road Edgbaston Just a 15 minute walk Broad Street / Hagley Road brings you to an oasis of calm, serene, silence, amongst the hustle-bustle of this great regional capital. Enjoy the splendid architecture and atmosphere of this small church : St Philip of...More

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed July 27, 2017

This is the most stunning building - beautifully looked after by the Oratory Fathers - lots of information - a beautiful, tranquil church and a vision of Rome in Birmingham! ................ but the toilet facilities were a disgrace - dirty, unkempt and no loo paper!!...More

4  Thank DrSL
Reviewed July 22, 2017

By far the most beautiful church in Birmingham. Stunning architecture, feels very holy and the Oratorian Fathers are very welcoming. It's well worth the short bus ride from the centre of town, and Tolkien-Fans will find many interesting sites (the two towers, two of his...More

1  Thank Anna R
Reviewed October 16, 2016

I am not a Roman Catholic but no one can fail to be amazed by this incredible church and the Shrine to Cardinal John Henry Newman is a stunningly peaceful and moving chapelse. I visited because I had looked round the Brompton Oratory in London...More

2  Thank 70ish
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We visited the Oratory as part of the Birmingham Heritage week and were very impressed with the splendour and size of this church. Our guide was a mine of information and the history of Cardinal Newman and also the Tolkien tales were very interesting. We...More

2  Thank Brendan W
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

If you're a Tolkien fan this is a must, the church is beautifully preserved and as it's still functioning and ran by the catholic diocese is pretty much alive and used by the community. Perhaps the best piece of religious architecture you'll see in Birmingham....More

1  Thank Rociopinky
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Stunning Church full of history. Visited it as part of the Tolkien Trail. Was amazed by the characters of this stunning church. Would recommend a visit. Really good for photography.

2  Thank Amirah D
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