We are delighted that the churches in Birmingham, together with ecumenical Taize community, are preparing to welcome young people from across Europe for the Hidden Treasure meeting: 28th April - 1st May 2017.
So far over 300 young adults (aged 16 - 35) from 17 different countries have registered to participate and churches in different neighbourhoods across the city are preparing to welcome them.
We also want the young people of Birmingham to understand this meeting is for them! Their involvement is actively encouraged and we hope many will register as participants and take full part in all aspects of the gathering which will include, meetings in local churches, meals and prayers together, and workshops on many different themes relating to the life of faith and the acts of solidarity towards which it inspires us. We hope that through their participation, young adults who are in our churches, or perhaps also those who have drifted out of them, will discover and deepen their life of faith.
If you are aged between 16 and 35 please do register and participate in the meeting (those under 18 will need to be accompanied by a group leader). If you are not in the age range, you are warmly invited to join the prayers during the weekend which will be open to all; and we would also encourage you to invite the young adults in your churches, and those on the fringes of them, to make the most of this exciting opportunity.
Click here for more information and to register.
Birmingham Ecumenical Pilgrimage
From Saturday 29th July - Monday 7th August, there will be an ecumenical young adults pilgrimage to the Taize Community in France. The trip invites young people aged 18 - 29 to spend a week experiencing a shared community life, praying together and meeting with thousands of other young Christians from across Europe. Bishop Anne Hollinghurst, Bishop of Aston, will be among those who accompany the pilgrimage. Click here for more information.