St Chad’s Way

Catholic Cathedral & Shrine, West & East Midlands, 2 day

The St Chad’s Way – 21 miles, 2 days. A Pilgrim Way for the Archdiocese of Birmingham from the Cathedral of St Chad in Birmingham to St Chad’s Well and the Shrine of St Chad in Lichfield Anglican Cathedral.

After leaving the Cathedral of St Chad the Way follows the Grand Union Canal Walk, the towpath of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal and briefly the Tame Valley Canal. After leaving the towpath the Way passes the Church of St Margaret Mary at Perry Common, then Oscott College (check opening arrangements) and the Church of St Nicholas in Boldmere. The route crosses Sutton Park Nature Reserve to reach Sutton Coldfield and the Church of the Holy Trinity. The following section is north through quiet countryside to join the Heart of England Way to reach the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross, St Chad’s Well and the Shrine of St Chad in Lichfield’s Anglican Cathedral.

At St Chad’s Well the Way connects with the 92 mile long Two Saints Way in memory of St Werburgh & St Chad which takes pilgrims on to Chester.

About the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham: It extends from Stoke in the North to the Thames in the South. It includes seven cities and five counties; an area with over five million people. It serves a Catholic population of c. 450,000 through a network of 217 parishes and some 240 schools. There are some 150 active and 60 retired priests, and some 80 deacons. The Parishes are grouped into 11 Deaneries which themselves are grouped into three Areas – each being overseen by an Auxiliary Bishop responsible for the Area.

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