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Celebrating 300 years of faith in Birmingham – The Church which became a Cathedral

For three centuries the Baroque gem of St Phillip’s – “the church on the hill” – has stood at the centre of life in Birmingham.

Originally the parish church of the newest area of the rapidly expanding 18th century town, St Phillip’s became the city’s cathedral in 1905.

This History West Midlands film tells the unique story of the cathedral, its central role in the modern city’s life and the world–renowned stained glass windows created by Edward Burne Jones.



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