Birmingham Orthodox Cathedral

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Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Birmingham
Cathedral Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God and St. Andrew
Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Birmingham is located in West Midlands county
Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Birmingham
Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Birmingham
Shown within West Midlands
52°28′58″N 1°54′52″W / 52.48278°N 1.91444°W / 52.48278; -1.91444Coordinates: 52°28′58″N 1°54′52″W / 52.48278°N 1.91444°W / 52.48278; -1.91444
Location 8 Arthur Place, Summer Hill Terrace, Birmingham B1 3DA, West Midlands
Country England
Denomination Greek Orthodox
Website orthandrew.co.uk
Architecture
Architect(s) J.A. Chatwin
Style Early English gothic revival
Years built 1873

The Cathedral Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God and St. Andrew, (in Greek: Καθεδρικός Ναός της Κοιμήσεως της Θεοτόκου και Αποστόλου Ανδρέα) is a Greek Orthodox cathedral on Summer Hill Terrace in Birmingham, England, dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew. In 1958 the first Greek Orthodox Church in Birmingham was inaugurated. Regular liturgies began in Birmingham conducted by the first permanent priest, Father Nicodemos Anagnostou.

The building was formerly a Catholic Apostolic church. It was designed in 1873 by J.A. Chatwin, who worked on many of Birmingham's churches, including St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham. It is a brick Gothic revival church in the Early English style. It has a wide rectangular nave, an apse at each end and passage aisles through the buttresses. The interior consists of heavy brick arches on stout columns and clerestory windows between clustered wall shafts supporting a high arched roof. The west end has a tall archway set in a diapered brick wall leading into a baptistery.[1] Some of the decoration was by Gibbs and Canning Limited of Tamworth.[2] Renovations have taken place since circa 2000. The priest is Protopresbyter Kosmas Pavlidis.[3]

The church has a Greek school for children and adults who wish to learn the Greek language and culture.[4]

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  1. ^ Historic England. "Greek Orthodox Cathedral (1235501)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/arodgers/buildings_a_-_b.htm
  3. ^ http://www.orthandrew.co.uk/contact.php
  4. ^ http://orthandrewgreeksch.co.uk
  • Pevsner Architectural Guides - Birmingham, Andy Foster, 2005, ISBN 0-300-10731-5
  • Birmingham (City Building Series), Douglas Hickman, 1970, Studio Vista Limited

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