Welcome to Saint Mary’s Church, Harborne, Birmingham, UK.

Order of St. Augustine.

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Our Weekly Newsletterhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/letter1.html
Times of Serviceshttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/services.html
Contact St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/contact.html
Location Maphttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/locationmap.html
Fr. Bernard’s Sunday Homilyhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/homily.html
St. Mary’s Schoolhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/school.html
Organisations, Groups and Activitieshttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/groups.html
Churches Together in Harbornehttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/together.html
History of St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/history1.html
Your Priests at St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/priests.html
“Mini Mary’s” Sunday Gospel for Childrenhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/minimarys.html
Today’s Mass Readingshttp://www.universalis.com/mass.htm
Guided Online Tour of  St. Mary’shttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/tour.html


Sunday Children’s Liturgyhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/Organisations/childliturgy.html
RETURN TO FRONT PAGEhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/index.html
St. Mary’s Parish Centrehttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/centre.html
A few more pages and links...http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/morelinks.html
Daily Prayershttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/prayers.html

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“Before all else, live together in harmony, being of one mind and one heart on the way to God.”  St. Augustine.

St. Mary’s Church History Pages

The original St. Mary’s opened 1887

Benediction at St. Mary’s circa 1900


(These pages have been compiled from documents and publications in St. Mary’s archives.)

1. Before 1870 - Catholicism in Birminghamhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/History/before1870.html
2. The ‘original’ St. Mary’s in High Street, Harborne, 1870http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/History/originalstmarys.html
3. The Passionists in Harborne, 1870 to 1973http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/History/thepassionists.html
4. The Augustinian Friars, 1973 to datehttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/History/theaugustinians.html
5. History of St. Mary’s Schoolhttp://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/History/schoolhistory.html

“If Harborne was a Postcard - Part 3”. “A Religious Influence” by  Joseline Glai, 34 mins.

      relating to the history of St. Mary’s Church and School, St. Peter’s Parish Church,  

                           Harborne Hall, and other important features of Harborne.

You may have to click the middle to start the video, the music can also be muted if required.

    Click here for for a larger version within your browser. Then look for the ‘expand’ symbol for full-screen version.https://www.youtube.com/embed/RNN3YN_El74
Clare Priory was the first house of the Austin (Augustinian) Friars in England having been established in 1248 at the invitation of Richard de Clare. It is one of the oldest religious houses in England  and is situated in the shadows of Clare Castle on the banks of the River Stour in Suffolk.
Following its suppression in 1538 the house passed through many hands and uses until the Augustinian Friars purchased the house in 1953 and so they returned to their origins in England.
It is now a Parish and Retreat Centre and welcomes all visitors to its picturesque grounds, Priory Ruins, and Shrine, either for long stays or group Retreats. Click here for more information about Clare Priory today and its history.http://www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/history2.html

Related History Pages

   See the changing face of Harborne over the years: Click HERE to see Part 1 of 
“If Harborne was a Postcard” on the Youtube channel “Cities Through My Eyes.”
                                      Follow that up by seeing all the six episodes!!https://youtu.be/5CJJmbx10hA