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Click here to contact Clare Priory.
The planning began in 1996 - 15 years ago. The main obstacle was the historic nature of the site and thus producing a plan that would satisfy English heritage, the Environmental Department of the local authority and, of course, the Diocese.
At last a conract has been signed and the builders will move in on 9th January 2012.
The drawing shows the new buiding attached to the old, with the present buildings in the background.
The cost is now £1.2million, inevitably more than expected. A lot has been raised already but there is still £340,00 to be found. The Parish Priest, Fr. Bernard Rolls, OSA., will be delighted to receive any donation. 
2014: Please click here to see photos of the new church at Clare Priory.
A selection of photos of Clare Priory
Clare Priory web site and  pictures of the house and grounds
History of Clare Priory (1)
History of Clare Priory (2)
14th. Century Map of Clare Priory
Before 1870: Catholicism in Birmingham
The “original” St. Mary’s in Harborne High Street, 1870
The Passionists at St. Mary’s, 1870 to1973
The Augustinian Friars at St. Mary’s, 1973
History of the Passionist Order
History of the Augustinian Order
History of St. Mary’s School
Click here for a larger version:
“....King Richard III and Queen Anne Neville’sdescendants are buried at Clare Priory.....”