On St. George’s Day April 23rd 2017

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England’s 2nd city BIRMINGHAM is joining in

The name BIRMINGHAM derives from the Old English word for the Anglican Tribe of Beormingas.  The city grew and grew and soon became not only the heart of the Industrial Revolution but also a center of The Enlightenment which continues today with its world renowned Centers of the Arts. The building of St. Philip in the English Baroque style notable for its dome began in 1715 and halted when funds dried up.  It was King George Ist that donated the remainder and helped complete the church to which a tower was added. It became a cathedral in 1905 and is now  Grade 1 listed with stunning stained glass windows by Burne-Jones that were saved from the bombs when taken into safety by the Civic Society.  Its tower originally had 8 bells, then 10 and then sadly went silent.  It was the Coronation of 1937 that drove the city into installing a refurbished tower and a new ring of 12 which will be ringing across England’s second city for ST. GEORGE.

BIRMINGHAM Cathedral

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