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  • #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure
    7 December 2018 #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure

    An elaborate Nativity board game? Check. A rap version of the story of the Magi? Check. A kid angel? Check. We invite you to join the original star followers on their journey to Bethlehem. The music video ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    6 December 2018 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Mandy HarrisAssistant Curate, Sheldon St GilesTo be: Assistant Curate, Benefice of Sheldon and Tile Cross, St Giles and St Peter (4 December 2018)The Revd Susan Larkin MBEAssistant Priest, Garretts Green St ThomasTo be: ...

  • Response to Channel 4 News story
    6 December 2018 Response to Channel 4 News story

    In response to the news report and interview with Jo Kind on Channel 4's news programme (Weds 5 Dec 7pm) we believe that it is important to clarify a number of elements of the story ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’
    5 December 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’

    ‘Unknown unknowns’ is a phrase used in strategic studies. It might as well be used for Westminster politics as we ponder Brexit debate outcomes.People of faith are used to dealing with certainty and uncertainty, with ...

  • Announcement of new Ecumenical Advisers
    4 December 2018 Announcement of new Ecumenical Advisers

    The Bishop welcomes the Revd Mike Claridge and the Revd Julian Francis (also Interim Archdeacon) as his new Ecumenical Advisers. They take over from the Revd Nick Parker.The Revd Mike ClaridgeMike Claridge is Minister of ...

  • New West Midlands network calls upon Christian businesses to lead on ethical practices
    4 December 2018 New West Midlands network calls upon Christian businesses to lead on ethical practices

    The Bishop of Birmingham, The Right Reverend David Urquhart and Christian Aid joined with business leaders from across the West Midlands on Monday evening (Nov 26th) to celebrate the launch of a new business network ...

  • Spotlight On... Steve Jones
    28 November 2018 Spotlight On... Steve Jones

    Revd. Steve Jones – Assistant Priest, Bishops Advisor on Disability, Retired Entrepreneur, Non- Executive Director, Husband, Father and Grandpa – but not always in that order….Life started just over 60 year ago in South Birmingham ...

  • ​School children and their families to help #WrapupBrum tip record donations
    27 November 2018 ​School children and their families to help #WrapupBrum tip record donations

    Wylde Green Primary School to spearhead donations of coats and warm clothing for the homeless community and those in need.Youngsters at Wylde Green Primary School will be gathering coats, warm jackets, scarves, socks, gloves and ...

  • A Smartphone Missionary Journey
    27 November 2018 A Smartphone Missionary Journey

    Revd Dom Wright, vicar of St. Margaret's, Olton, has produced a video in which he and a friend re-trace the steps of Paul and Barnabas' first missionary journey:  Shot entirely on a smartphone, the film follows ...

  • Eco Diocese Award
    26 November 2018 Eco Diocese Award

    On 14 September 2016 Bishop David registered our intent to become an Eco Diocese. Now, just over two years on, we are the third diocese to gain the Bronze Eco Diocese Award, being very narrowly pipped ...

  • ​Have you discovered the Church Times podcast yet?
    26 November 2018 ​Have you discovered the Church Times podcast yet?

    The podcast features interviews with authors, clerics and commentators, plus analysis of the week's most significant stories from the Church Times news team.Click on the links below to listen to some of our favourite episodes ...

  • ​Fairtrade and environmentally friendly disposables
    22 November 2018 ​Fairtrade and environmentally friendly disposables

    Say hello to the world's first plastic-free, non-GM, Fairtrade, unbleached tea bagJust to let you know about Kingdom Coffee and their connection to Fairtrade. Their goal is to provide you and your churches with the ...

  • Grant Programmes 2019-23 - National Churches Trust
    22 November 2018 Grant Programmes 2019-23 - National Churches Trust

    If you need funding for a church maintenance or repair project, want to install a toilet or kitchen to improve community facilities, or are seeking early stage funding (such as for a feasibility report) for ...

  • Heart & Soul Radio Show
    22 November 2018 Heart & Soul Radio Show

    Christian Music Ministries would like to thank all those who have listened to our internet radio show – Heart & Soul – on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. Do continue to tune in. It features Christian ...

  • ​Do you take card?
    20 November 2018 ​Do you take card?

    You can take your church collection by contactless card this Christmas!As less and less people carry cash, it’s becoming increasingly important for parishes to look at alternative ways to receive donations. There’s a new category ...

  • Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders
    20 November 2018 Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders

    The Bishop of Birmingham and Christian Aid are inviting Christian business leaders from across the West Midlands to join them to explore how they can develop more values based businesses which have human flourishing and ...

  • Seeds of Inspiration
    20 November 2018 Seeds of Inspiration

    Saturday 27th October saw a turnout of over 100 for our first C of E Birmingham church planting conference. Based at St. Luke's Gas Street, we welcomed many visitors from our parishes as well as those from eight ...

  • ​Celebrate 50 years of Christingle with The Children’s Society
    15 November 2018 ​Celebrate 50 years of Christingle with The Children’s Society

    This year marks 50 years since The Children’s Society brought Christingle to this country. You’re invited to join the celebrations as, together, we make this 50th anniversary year the biggest for Christingle yet.For 50 years, Christingle ...

  • ‘MaintenanceBooker’ - maintenance services to church buildings
    14 November 2018 ‘MaintenanceBooker’ - maintenance services to church buildings

    From June 2018, the National Churches Trust’s ‘MaintenanceBooker’ was rolled out across England and Wales, following a successful pilot in Yorkshire. PCCs can use the MaintenanceBooker service to receive online quotes from qualified and approved ...

  • People & Places: Supporting Church Buildings
    14 November 2018 People & Places: Supporting Church Buildings

    People & Places (P&P) is a new framework for church leadership, ministry and mission. Open and accessible places of worship that provide welcome, worship and mission for the whole of their communities will play a ...