Aston University Chaplains have information and details on places of prayer and worship for various faiths in and around Birmingham. 

For a few examples of places of worship in the Birmingham area, please see below.

Buddhism

Birmingham Buddhist Vihara

  • 29 - 31 Osler Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 9EU
  • www.bbvt.org.uk/
  • Telephone: 0121 454 6591
  • Burmese tradition

Birmingham Buddhist Centre


Dechen Community

  • Sakya Goshak Choling, 55 Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham. B13 8RB
  • www.dechen.org/
  • Telephone: 0121 449 3296
  • Tibetan Sakya tradition

Kadampa Meditation Centre Birmingham


Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara


Rigpa Birmingham (Tibetan Buddhist Group)


Advice for seeking a new place of worship

This is not an exhaustive list, and it is worth making the effort to contact the places you’re interested in visiting. They will be able to tell you more about themselves as well as the times of worship and other relevant information. If possible, take a friend with you. Be willing to visit several places before committing to any of them. If you’re concerned in any way about somewhere you've contacted don’t visit (or return) and let the chaplains and/or your faith society know.

Christianity

Birmingham Cathedral 


OIKOS Church

  • 148 Turfpits Lane, Erdington, Birmingham. B23 5DX
  • www.oikoschurch.co.uk/
  • Oikos community church is an evangelical independent church based in north Birmingham; it’s a relatively new church but are looking to develop a flourishing student ministry. 
  • 14.30 services

St. John's Church

  • High St, Harborne, Birmingham.  B17 9PT
  • Telephone: 0121 427 4601
  • www.stjohns-church.co.uk/
  • St John's is a Charismatic Evangelical Church of England. Its 6.30 gathering is most popular with students. They offer a student evening meeting and plenty of student lunches and lots of opportunity to get stuck into the life of the church.
  • Services at 9:15am, 11am and 6:30pm                     

Birmingham City Church

  • Parade, Birmingham, B1 3QQ
  • (Half an hour walk from campus)
  • www.birminghamcc.co.uk/
  • BCC is one of the largest churches for Aston students but has many other students from all over the city.
  • Services at 9am and 11:15am   

City Church, Birmingham

  • The Octagon, Edgbaston High School for Girls, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3TS
  • (15min walk and 15 min bus ride)
  • www.city-church.org.uk/
  • City church Birmingham is an Independent Evangelical Church. It has many students from all over Birmingham. They run students events every Sunday evening at 7.30 where they eat pizza, get to know each other and pray.
  • Services: 10am and 6pm
 

The Church at Carrs Lane

  • Carrs Lane, B4 7SX
  • 5 minute walk from the University, opposite Moor Street Station. 
  • Telephone: 0121 643 6151
  • www.carrslane.co.uk/
  • facebook.com/carrslanelife
  • An ecumenical partnership between the United Reform Church and the Methodist Church.
  • A gathered congregation providing christian outreach for those living within the heart of the City
  • The Church is accessible, forward looking, challenging and inviting.
  • Sunday Worship 10:30 am, Wednesday Worship 1:15pm, Weekday prayers 7.30am and 7pm in term-time. 

St Martin in the Bullring (Anglican) 

  • 15 minute walk from campus to the centre of the Bullring shopping centre
  • www.bullring.org/
  • St martins is a traditional Church of England. It is based right in the centre of town. Very easy to get to and they could boast that they are the best-located church in Birmingham!
  • 9:30am communion, 11am the crossing service, 6pm evening service

Birmingham Oratory


St Chad's Roman Catholic Cathedral

  • St. Chad's Queensway, Birmingham. B4 6EU
  • Telephone: 0121 236 2251
  • It's located in the city centre opp Childrens' Hospital
  • www.stchadscathedral.org.uk/
  • Masses for Sunday (Sat 4.30pm) 9.00am & 11.00am
  • Monday-Friday 12.15pm with confessions to follow

Cathedral Church of St. Andrew and St. Mary

  • 8 Arthur Place, Summer Hill B1
  • Telephone: 0121 236 3274 / 0121 454 1832
  • orthandrew.co.uk/
  • Greek Orthodox church in the city centre.

Vineyard Network Church

  • 174-178 Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 7EP (half an hour walk from campus)
  • www.vineyardnetworkchurch.com/
  •  Vineyard is one of Aston student’s largest churches. It is made up of a wide variety of people from the Birmingham area and has many families. There is also a large student group made up of students from all the universities in the area.
  • Services at 10:30am and 5:30pm

New Life Baptist Church


Aberdeen St Church of God of Prophecy

  • Aberdeen St, Winson Green, B18
  • Telephone: 0121 551 3919
  • http://cogop.org/
  • Evangelical and Pentecostal church with Afro-Caribbean origins.

St Michael's Roman Catholic Church

 

This is not an exhaustive list, and it is worth making the effort to contact the places you’re interested in visiting. They will be able to tell you more about themselves as well as the times of worship and other relevant information. If possible, take a friend with you. Be willing to visit several places before committing to any of them. If you’re concerned in any way about somewhere you have contacted, do not visit (or return) and let the chaplains and/or your faith society know.

 

Hinduism

Shree Krishna Temple

  • 10 Sampson Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1JL
  • Telephone: 0121 771 4478

Shree Ram Mandir

  • 8 Walford Road, Birmingham, B11 1NR
  • Telephone: 0121 773 5735

Shree Geeta Bhawan

  • 107-117 Heathfield Road, Birmingham, B19 1HL
  • Telephone: 0121 554 4120 / 0121 523 7797
  • Email: info@geetabhawan.co.uk

Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple

  • Shree Hindu Community Centre, Birmingham, B11 2JP
  • Telephone: 0121 764 4174

Vedanta Institute UK


BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir


Advice for seeking a new place of worship

This is not an exhaustive list, it is worth making the effort to contact the places you’re interested in visiting. They will be able to tell you more about themselves as well as times of worship and other relevant information. If possible, take a friend with you. Be willing to visit several places before committing to any of them. If you’re concerned in any way about somewhere you’ve contacted don’t visit (or return) and let the chaplains and/or your faith society know.

Islam

Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith

  • 20 Green Lane, Small Heath,
  • Birmingham. B9 5DB
  • Telephone: 0121 713 0080

Central Jamia Masjid Ghamkol Sharif


Clifton Mosque

  • 17 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. B12 8SX
  • Telephone: 0121 446 6437 0121 440 0643
  • Email: secretariat.ksmnet.org 
  • www.ksmnet.org

Birmingham Central Mosque


Sparkbrook Islamic Centre

  • UKIM Birmingham Central, 179 Anderton Road, Sparkbrook Birmingham. B11 1ND
  • Telephone: 0121 773 8651

Lozells Central Mosque

  • 213-217 Lozells Road, Lozells, Birmingham. B19 1RJ
  • Telephone: 0121 523 0810

Advice for seeking a new place of worship

This is not an exhaustive list, it is worth making the effort to contact the places you’re interested in visiting. They will be able to tell you more about themselves as well as times of worship and other relevant information. If possible, take a friend with you. Be willing to visit several places before committing to any of them. If you’re concerned in any way about somewhere you’ve contacted don’t visit (or return) and let the chaplains and/or your faith society know.

Judaism

Birmingham Central Synagogue

  • 133 Pershore Road, Edgbaston, B5 7PA
  • Telephone: 0121 440 4044
  • www.centralshul.com/
  • Orthodox tradition of worship

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue

  • Roseland Way,Bishopgate Street, B15 1HD
  •  Telephone: 0121 446 5273 / 643 5640
  • www.bps-pro-syn.co.uk
  • Liberal tradition of worship

Birmingham Hebrew Congregation


Advice for seeking a new place of worship

This is not an exhaustive list, it is worth making the effort to contact the places you’re interested in visiting. They will be able to tell you more about themselves as well as times of worship and other relevant information. If possible, take a friend with you. Be willing to visit several places before committing to any of them. If you’re concerned in any way about somewhere you’ve contacted don’t visit (or return) and let the chaplains and/or your faith society know.

Paganism

Rainbow Moot

  • Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Wellington Hotel, Bristol Street, Birmingham
  • T: 07943323989
  • E: athenesboychild@hotmail.com
  • Notes: The Rainbow Moot meets every first and third Tuesday of the month from 8 pm at the Wellington Hotel, Bristol Street, Birmingham city centre. All paths welcome.

Urban Coffee Spiritual Moot

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 30 Church Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2NP (Upstairs)
  • E: dave@naturalself.co.uk
  • Notes:
  • Public Transport: 3min walk B ‘ham Snowhill, 15min walk B ‘ham New Street. Meets every second Thursday of the month.

Pagan Chaplain

Pagan Chaplain

Rob Stacey

r.stacey@aston.ac.uk

Advice for seeking a new place of worship

This is not an exhaustive list, it is worth making the effort to contact the places you’re interested in visiting. They will be able to tell you more about themselves as well as times of worship and other relevant information. If possible, take a friend with you. Be willing to visit several places before committing to any of them. If you’re concerned in any way about somewhere you’ve contacted don’t visit (or return) and let the chaplains and/or your faith society know.

Sikhism

Guru Nanak Gurdwara

  • 128-130 High Street, Birmingham. B66 3AP
  • Telephone: 0121 558 2527

Ramgharia Gurdwara

  • 27-29 Waverley Rd, Small Heath. B10 OEG
  • Telephone: 0121 773 0389
  • Also a resource centre. Services in Punjabi and Hindi

Singh Sabha Gurudwara Sikh Temple

  • 80 Somerset Road, Handsworth Wood, B20 2JB
  • Telephone: 0121 551 1248

Gurdwara Bebe Nanaki

  • 189 Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 9PX
  • Telephone: 0121 551 3489
  • Email: bebenanaki@gmail.com

Gurdwara Yaadgar Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed

  • 4 Holyhead Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 0LT
  • Telephone: 0121 554 803

Gurdwara Guru Nanak Bhatra Singh Sabha & Community Centre

  • 248-250 Moseley Road,High Gate,Birmingham, B12 0DG
  • Telephone: 0121 440 3653

Ramgharia Sikh Temple

  • 6-9 Graham St, Birmingham, B1 3LA
  • Telephone: 0121 236 5435
  • Located in the city centre

Sri Dasmesh Sikh Temple

  • 305 Wheeler St, Lozells, B19 2EU
  •  Telephone: 0121 523 6059
  •  Resource and inter-faith centre. Services in Punjabi. Affiliated to the Council of Sikh Gurdwaras.

Shri Guru Ravidass Bhawan Birmingham Sikh Temple

  • Union Row, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 9EN
  • Telephone: 0121 544 8761

Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha

  • 18-20 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 9BH
  • Telephone: 0121 551 1125
  • Web: www.gnnsj.org
     

Advice for seeking a new place of worship

This is not an exhaustive list, it is worth making the effort to contact the places you’re interested in visiting. They will be able to tell you more about themselves as well as times of worship and other relevant information. If possible, take a friend with you. Be willing to visit several places before committing to any of them. If you’re concerned in any way about somewhere you’ve contacted don’t visit (or return) and let the chaplains and/or your faith society know.

 

Humanism

TBC


Activities to mark major festivals and days of prayer are usually organized by the relevant faith society in the Students' Union.

We also have printed lists of places of prayer and worship for major faith traditions in the MLK centre. Please pop in or contact us if you would like to know more. For other places of worship, don't hesitate to contact the chaplains on 0121 204 4729 or email us on chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk.