People in Sparkhill

Presence and Engagement

Presence and Engagement (P&E) is the Church of England's national programme equipping Christians for mission and ministry in the wonderful diversity of our multi faith society. Presence and Engagement is different from inter faith dialogue, although complementary to it. The programme focusses on the task of resourcing the Church for work which will include, but is not limited to, dialogue with people of different faiths.

Birmingham hosts one of England's four P&E centres: Faiths, Neighbours, Changemakers (FNC) in Sparkhill. It exists to:

  • Provide a space where people of all faiths and none can meet one another
  • Resource people living in a multi-faith society
  • Support people as they discover ways of working together to improve and strengthen their local areas.

 P&E Parishes

P&E parishes are those with a substantial population of one or more different faith communities. In Birmingham, we have 78 P&E parishes, in which at least over 10% - and often far more - of the population are of other faiths.

Encouraging and equipping lay and ordained disciples in these areas is an important part of our Transforming Church strategy

If you would like to receive information on training, events and other resources for those living and working in P&E areas in the Birmingham Diocese, please email Debbie Browning to be added to the P&E mailing list.


Interfaith News & Events

Called, Faithful and Spiritual 10 November 2018 Called, Faithful and Spiritual

We're inviting young leaders to join us for a day to explore ministry with interfaith relationships.

Encountering Our Muslim Neighbours 13 October 2018 Encountering Our Muslim Neighbours

Extending the hand of friendship and love to our Muslim neighbours in Europe today

Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted
21 June 2018
Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted Two Church of England schools are in the running to become Primary School of the year, as the 10th national School Awards take place in London on Friday night (22 June).
Together for Hope Award
29 May 2018
Together for Hope Award A group of friends from different faiths in Sandwell have become the world's first Together for Hope community.
Building Flourishing Churches in Multi-faith Parishes 28 April 2018 Building Flourishing Churches in Multi-faith Parishes

Training day

Growing Flourishing Churches in Multi-Faith Parishes 28 April 2018 Growing Flourishing Churches in Multi-Faith Parishes

Save the date for this day conference for clergy and congregation members in multi-faith parishes