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 discovered that the Cathedral was built between 1839 and 1841 and was the first Catholic Cathedral built in England since the Reformation. Augustus Welby Pugin, who also designed the palaces of Westminster and the iconic clock tower of Big Ben, designed it.
After an informative tour of the building including visiting the crypt, we celebrated Holy Mass at this beautiful cathedral. We all experienced a very spiritual day, which has prepared us for our forthcoming Sacrament of Confirmation in May.
“Dear young people, listen within: Christ is knocking at the door of your heart.” – Pope Francis