Love Your Neighbour launch

Intercultural Mission

Birmingham is a vibrant multi-cultural city with a young dynamic population. Although the population is second in size to London, Birmingham is more ethnically and culturally diverse than the capital. As a result, what it means to be a Christ-centred, outward facing community of believers that welcomes everyone is central to our mission in the city. The civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King wrote that God’s love working in the human heart creates a ‘beloved community’ of diverse believers who challenge unfairness, confront hate and encourages people from all backgrounds to work together to achieve a Christ-centred community. Living well with others is vital to our witness of life in Christ. Every Christian is tasked to reflect the hospitality of God, his love and generosity across boundaries of faith, culture and ethnicity. Intercultural mission recognises, that Christianity is not only local but is tied to a global perspective that goes beyond our local boundaries.

A core commitment for the Church of England - Birmingham is to support parishes in getting to know their neighbours. By promoting intercultural mission, our intention is to encourage encounters that bear witness to the love of Christ and value the image of God in one another. For many parishes, it means understanding the culture and context they find themselves in, if they are to connect well with others. By being earnest in our efforts to connect with others, there is a deep appreciation of all our stories and what God is doing through us.


Intercultural Mission News & Events 

The Deborah Gathering 2019 2 November 2019 The Deborah Gathering 2019

A space for lay & ordained Christian women to come together to celebrate and affirm the unique gifts

​Black History Month 12 October 2019 ​Black History Month

All are one in Christ.

​Intercultural Community Gospel Choir rehearsals 28 September 2019 ​Intercultural Community Gospel Choir rehearsals

An intercultural, intergenerational choir made up of members from churches across the diocese

​Intercultural Community Gospel Choir rehearsals 14 September 2019 ​Intercultural Community Gospel Choir rehearsals

An intercultural, intergenerational choir made up of members from churches across the diocese

Take part in the Minority Anglican Project
31 July 2019
Take part in the Minority Anglican Project We are collaborating with the University of Birmingham on a research project looking at the experience of ethnic minority Anglicans.
Dementia: Learning a New Dance
26 June 2019
Dementia: Learning a New Dance An interview with Rose Akeroyd, Bishop's Adviser on Dementia, about her experience with the condition.

Sharon Prentis
Intercultural Mission Enabler
Dean of Black & Minority Ethnic Affairs
07741 146152
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Developing Fruitful Intercultural Training

Sharing the Gift is a report for the Bishop of Birmingham on the state and future of cross-cultural training in the Church of England Birmingham. Click here to read the report.