Cathedral Church of Saint Barnabas, the seat of the Bishop of Nottingham and the chief Church for Roman Catholics living in the Diocese of Nottingham.

The stone-built Cathedral, with its 150 foot spire, has been a conspicuous landmark in the city of Nottingham for more than 150 years, and today the Cathedral remains an important part in the life of the city as well as a thriving part of the body of the Roman Catholic Church in England.

This beautiful church was designed and built under renowned architect A.W.N. Pugin and the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Nicholas Wiseman in 1842, who had brought with him the relics of Saint Barnabas from Rome. The Cathedral's importance in the restoration of the Church in England is not inconsiderable, as at the time of its opening the Cathedral was the largest Catholic church to have been built in England since the Reformation.


St Barnabas Cathedral