Dear Visitor. . .

I warmly welcome you to the Parish Website for the Cathedral Church of St Barnaba. The Cathedral of St Barnabas, has been a place of praise and worship for over 170 years and is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 12 noon and at weekends 11:00am to 1:00pm.

This beautiful church was designed and built under renowned architect A.W.N. Pugin and the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Nicholas Wiseman in 1842, who had brought with him the relics of Saint Barnabas from Rome. The Cathedral's importance in the restoration of the Church in England is not inconsiderable, as at the time of its opening the Cathedral was the largest Catholic church to have been built in England since the Reformation.


Due to the current Government Guidelines, and in line with the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Cathedral at present is open for Private Prayer. The Sunday Obligation is suspended until further notice but Public Mass and Private Prayer takes place as detailed in the bulletin. Please see the ‘Catholic Community’ link on how to book in for weekend Masses.

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