The city of Birmingham has a way of surprising visitors with its vibrant city centre, commercial and retail activity, second only to London, widespread sport, theatre and music, hundreds of local communities and a diverse population of over a million people from all over the world.
Birmingham can be an incredible place to live, work and play, but it can also be a challenging environment, with transient communities and areas of great poverty.
Our urban setting gives the Christian Church many opportunities to serve and witness within and across cultures in the varied environments we are situated in.
Transforming Church is a mission initiative that was rolled out across Birmingham diocese from the Autumn of 2009. It aims to be a gift to the parishes, not an additional burden; to provide a framework for church development rather than a blueprint of how every church should look; and to start with the local church, but not finish there.
Click on the video above to hear a 10 minute interview about Transforming Church.
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