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Birmingham Oratory

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The Birmingham Oratory is a Catholic oratory and church in Birmingham. Because of its baroque design, it is known as Little Rome in Birmingham.

The church was constructed between 1907 and 1910 as a memorial to Cardinal Newman, a famous cardinal who converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism.

J. R. R. Tolkien, a devout catholic, worshipped here for about seven years.