Serving and believing God’s Word and Spirit.

‘A seminary is more than a building, it is a community of formation.’ That is the starting point for the Catholic Church’s understanding of seminaries. St Mary’s College has existed as a formation community for 226 years. It has been in its present location for the last 182 of those years, and is now the largest English-speaking seminary in the UK.

Formation takes place at Oscott in many different ways: but for the sake of convenience we divide those ways into four main strands. They are pastoral, spiritual, human and intellectual. Please visit our website if you would like to know more.

Even though we are much more than a building we are very proud of the buildings the seminary inhabits. You will see many photographs of them on the website and you will also find various ways that you could visit us. You would be very welcome.

We are also proud of our seminarians and our permanent deacons in formation. You can read about their experiences on , as well as their hopes for the future ministries they will have in the Church in the different dioceses and religious congregations who choose to use us to help form their future deacons and priests.

Your legacy will enable the college to continue to train priests and deacons, who will in turn go out and serve the Lord in our Catholic communities and parishes for years to come.

Father Michael Dolman, Rector

Contact us

Registered Charity No. 1172979;
Registered Address: St Mary’s College Oscott CIO, Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5AA