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Founded: 1905
Parishes: 151
Churches: 184
Geography: Birmingham; Sandwell, except for an area in the north in the diocese of Lichfield; Solihull, except for an area in the east in the diocese of Coventry; an area of Warwickshire; a few parishes in Worcestershire
Overseas Link Dioceses: Lake Malawi, Southern Malawi, Northern Malawi & Upper Shire
Population: 1564000
Area Square Miles: 290
Full time Stipendiary Parochial Clergy: 150
Benefices: 140
Source: The Church of England Year Book. For more information visit the Diocese page on Crockford's here

Birmingham is the UK’s second city with the youngest urban population in one of the most lively and diverse regions. The Birmingham Diocese, founded in 1905, is one of 44 Dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of nearly 300 square miles, and includes parishes in the West Midlands including Birmingham and parts of Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Right at the heart of what we do there are 188 Church of England churches and worship centres with an average Sunday attendance of 14,000 from a population of 1.5 million. In these churches are clergy and church-goers representing a wide scope of Church tradition and breadth of ethnicity.

Around 165 paid priests, together with additional self-supporting ministers, offer spiritual and pastoral care in the parishes, together with retired clergy, readers, local ministry teams & other non-ordained ministers.

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