'Broken' - A six week study course for Lent
8 February 2018 'Broken' - A six week study course for Lent

See Paula Gooder's study course based around the BBC series 'Broken' Read

Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement
22 January 2018 Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement

We are thrilled to be welcoming new members of the team. Read

Calvert Prentis announced as new Director of Ordinands and Vocations
3 December 2017 Calvert Prentis announced as new Director of Ordinands and Vocations

Calvert will join us just before Easter. Read

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​Campaign to reclaim Easter launches as Easter bunny closes in on Jesus CofE 22 February 2018 ​Campaign to reclaim Easter launches as Easter bunny closes in on Jesus

Churches in the UK are planning to distribute more than quarter of a million Easter stories inside Easter eggs this year as part of a national campaign to plug a gap in knowledge about the religious festival. Read

​Historic Church Delighted with Roof Repair and Exhibition Centre Grant CofE 22 February 2018 ​Historic Church Delighted with Roof Repair and Exhibition Centre Grant

St Edburgha’s Church, parts of which date back over 800 years, making it one of the oldest churches in the Midlands has received initial support* of £29,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Roof Repairs and creation of a Permanent Community Exhibition and Learning Space. Read

​Hidden heritage and wildlife of Burial Grounds to be revealed thanks to National Lottery cash CofE 22 February 2018 ​Hidden heritage and wildlife of Burial Grounds to be revealed thanks to National Lottery cash

A major new project, the Beautiful Burial Ground, has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £586,700 National Lottery grant.The project, developed by Shropshire based conservation charity, Caring for God’s Acre, will put burial grounds on the heritage map, by highlighting the valuable buildings, landmarks and wildlife to which these sites are home. Read

'Broken' - A six week study course for Lent CofE 8 February 2018 'Broken' - A six week study course for Lent

See Paula Gooder's study course based around the BBC series 'Broken' Read

​Bishop's Comment: Letters in Lent CofE 8 February 2018 ​Bishop's Comment: Letters in Lent

Bishop David takes time in Lent to practice the discipline of letter writing. Read

Notification of Appointments CofE 6 February 2018 Notification of Appointments

Moves and appointments within the Birmingham diocese. Read

​Kate Bottley is joining churches to tackle food poverty with Pancake Parties CofE 6 February 2018 ​Kate Bottley is joining churches to tackle food poverty with Pancake Parties

Kate Bottley is helping to tackle food poverty by taking part in a Big Pancake Party to raise money for the Church Urban Fund’s Together Network. Read

Mental health in English communities a leading concern for clergy, survey finds CofE 6 February 2018 Mental health in English communities a leading concern for clergy, survey finds

Mental health problems in local communities are now one of the biggest social issues Church of England clergy encounter, according to new research. Read

City Pastors - providing a calming, caring presence in the city CofE 6 February 2018 City Pastors - providing a calming, caring presence in the city

City Pastors is an initiative involving volunteers from local churches working in partnership with Birmingham’s Westside and Southside Business Improvement Districts to ensure that the city is a safe, vibrant environment for everyone who visits. Read

Survey: a history of the Malawi-Birmingham Partnership CofE 6 February 2018 Survey: a history of the Malawi-Birmingham Partnership

The Malawi Birmingham Partnership has been a channel of blessing to Birmingham and Malawi alike over its 50 year history. Revd Richard Tucker is researching this history with a view to writing a book. Read

Doing healthy ministry together: the Sheldon Hub CofE 5 February 2018 Doing healthy ministry together: the Sheldon Hub

​The Hub is an ambitious, online, collaborative resource for mutual care by and for people in ministry Read

Launch of £5million Anniversary Fund CofE 1 February 2018 Launch of £5million Anniversary Fund

​In 2018 the Garfield Weston Foundation is 60 years old and to celebrate, we are launching a one-off grants scheme, the Weston Anniversary Fund. This Fund will provide Capital grants ranging from £30,000 to £150,000. Read

​BCM's Sponsored Sleepout: Friday 16th February CofE 1 February 2018 ​BCM's Sponsored Sleepout: Friday 16th February

Birmingham City Mission's annual Sponsored Sleepout aims ise moto raise money for work with the homeless and to raise awareness of the growing issue of homelessness Read

Spiritual Accompaniment - A one year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians CofE 1 February 2018 Spiritual Accompaniment - A one year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians

The course is open to Christians of any denomination. Those seeking a place would be people who: find others turn naturally to them to talk about their life and faith; are stable and open to learning in their Christian faith, and keen to develop their knowledge and discipleship; already have, or be prepared to have, a spiritual director. Read

​Planning for Godparents' Sunday - 6 May 2018 CofE 1 February 2018 ​Planning for Godparents' Sunday - 6 May 2018

Godparents are really special to families. Now in its third year, Godparents’ Sunday is gaining momentum as a great way to support godparents of all ages. See what it’s all about and browse some ideas for making the most of the opportunity to be in touch with families after a christening. Read

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