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Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas

Roman Catholic

Sutton Coldfield (Boldmere), Warwickshire

England UK

In 1840 Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman, then rector of Oscott College seminary, had St Nicholas Chapel built to serve area farm laborers. Oscott College provided a priest who said Mass on Saturdays. Closed from 1870-1883, exiled German Benedictine monks from Beuron Abbey reopened it. After they returned to Germany it reverted back to Oscott College. Both the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman and Blessed Dominic Barberi said Mass in the original chapel.
Built in 1953, the present church is the 3rd St. Nicholas building in Boldmere
Second church, built in 1929, after the chapel became a parish in 1927
Original chapel, 1840, designed by architect Augustus Welby Pugin, was demolished in the 1960s
15th century wooden statue, probably Flemish, given by architect Pugin for original chapel, now in present church
Photo: <a href="http://www.stnicholasboldmere.co.uk/" target="new" class="link">The Catholic Church of St Nicholas</a>
Interior, original 1840 chapel