Event - Year 6 Visit St Chad's Cathedral

22 September 2017

As part of our Confirmation programme, Year 6 visited St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham. St Chad's is known across the world as a beautiful building with a remarkable history and rich heritage.

We found out that the Cathedral was built between 1839 and 1841 and was the first Catholic Cathedral built in England since the Reformation.

After a wonderfully informative tour including visiting the crypt, we celebrated mass with Fr Gerry.

Nancy said "We saw a fragment of St Chad's bone, which was kept in the altar, it was small and very precious."

"I felt very privileged to go to St Chad's Cathedral because some people never get to go inside." said Chloie.

We experienced a very spiritual day, which has prepared us for our forthcoming Sacrament of Confirmation.


Making our way into Birmingham City centre.
 
This Chapel was decorated by Pugin.

Picture of a crucifixion - stories are told in the art within.
 
We viewed relics of St Chad (bones) in altar table.

Archbishop Walsh mitre worn for opening of cathedral in 1841.
 
After celebrating mass with Fr Gerry.

Mary, Jesus and Ann (Jesus' grandmother).
 
Year 6 class outside St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham.