St Chad is a principal patron of our Archdiocese.
Saint Chad was born in the seventh century. He was educated at the Abbey of Lindisfarne. As a bishop he established his See at Lichfield. His reputation spread quickly and favourably as a kind pastor who sought out the lost and cared for the sick. He died at Lichfield in 672.
His relics are venerated in a shrine located in St Chad’s in Birmingham, the Catholic Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
God our Father,
your holy bishop Chad watched over the flock
entrusted to his care by seeking the lost and stray,
visiting the sick and feeding your people with word and sacrament.
Through his intercession may we come
to praise you in the glory of heaven.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Statue of St Chad, and his shrine. St Chad’s Cathedral. (c) 2015, Allen Morris