Friday Photo – St Philip’s in the Snow
If the heat gets too much for you today, comfort yourself with this chilly view of St Philip’s Cathedral from 3rd March 2018. Not even a pigeon to be seen.
St Philip’s was built in 1715 as a parish church. The population of Birmingham had grown too large for the original parish church of St Martin’s in the Bull Ring. The artist Edward Burne-Jones was born in Bennett’s Hill nearby. He designed and donated magnificent stained glass windows to the church in the 1890s. St Philip’s became a cathedral when the Diocese of Birmingham was created in 1905.