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  • Lives not Knives - A Resource for Churches
    18 October 2019 Lives not Knives - A Resource for Churches

    Pauline Weaver, a lay minister in Kings Norton, has put together a downloadable resource pack for churches wanting to engage with the knife crime issue in our city region. We are asking every church in Birmingham to promote awareness of ...

  • Special Service Marks the Relocation of Beloved Daughters' Memorial
    16 October 2019 Special Service Marks the Relocation of Beloved Daughters' Memorial

    On Tuesday 22nd October 2019 Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE and Miss Beverly Thomas are taking part in a thanksgiving service at Aston Parish Church marking the relocation of a memorial for their teenage daughters, Letisha ...

  • Follow the Star…
    3 October 2019 Follow the Star…

    Follow the Star……………“It was the star that first caught their attention. It was the star that shone out announcing to the world; Jesus is Here. It was the star that prompted them to make that ...

  • Encouraging Debate
    3 October 2019 Encouraging Debate

    At a political level there is a strong sense both in Parliament and Party Conferences that “the time is out of joint” and a frantic search for someone or something “to set it right”. Amongst ...

  • CofE Birmingham’s first full-time Area Dean
    16 September 2019 CofE Birmingham’s first full-time Area Dean

    The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Ann Richardson as the first full-time Area Dean of the new deanery of Aston & Sutton Coldfield. The deanery came into being ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Westminster 3rd September
    5 September 2019 Bishop's Comment: ​Westminster 3rd September

    Westminster 3rd September The noisy protestors cannot be heard behind the scaffolded walls of the Parliament building. Inside on the green benches a Prime Minister is defeated and his Party diminished. In the House of Lords there ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    3 September 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Rachel Hill-BrownSSM Assistant Priest, Dorridge and Bentley Heath, Diocese of BirminghamTo be also: Chaplain, University Hospitals Birmingham, Diocese of Birmingham (3 June 2019)The Revd Siobhan BridgeAssistant Curate St Barnabas Erdington, Diocese of BirminghamTo ...

  • ​The Royal Maundy Service 2020
    2 September 2019 ​The Royal Maundy Service 2020

    Bishop David has been invited to nominate two people (one man, one woman) over the age of 70 who have given longstanding exemplary Christian service within the community to attend the Royal Maundy Service in ...

  • ​Introducing Parish Mission Support
    2 September 2019 ​Introducing Parish Mission Support

    Who are the Parish Mission Support Team?Following an internal restructure earlier this year, the newly formed Parish Mission Support Team are available to serve CofEB Parishes across the Diocese. Led by Liz Dumain, the team carries ...

  • ​Christian Blind Mission Sunday 2019: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    19 August 2019 ​Christian Blind Mission Sunday 2019: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    To help save children from a life of needless blindness, please invite your church to mark Christian Blind Mission Sunday, an uplifting addition to the church calendar to mark World Sight Day 10 October 2019. ...

  • New Appointment - Director of New Christian Communities
    12 August 2019 New Appointment - Director of New Christian Communities

    The Revd Jon Turner has been appointed as Director of New Christian Communities for the Church of England Birmingham. This is a new role supported for five years through Strategic Development Funding from the Church ...

  • Cathedral and Church Shops Association
    6 August 2019 Cathedral and Church Shops Association

    The "Cathedral and Church Shops Association" (CCSA) is a Voluntary organisation which works with Cathedral and Churches across the UK and Ireland to help and support their Retail Shop Managers in their role in raising ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Holiday Time
    6 August 2019 Bishop's Comment: Holiday Time

    Bishop David has just returned from a visit to the Scottish Highlands. He writes:‘My heart’s in the highlands’ wrote Robbie Burns as a reminder of wide open spaces, hills and lochs, deer and eagles, pure air and refreshing ...

  • Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples
    5 August 2019 Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples

    Places on this year’s 3D Course are filling up fast! If you want to join a 3D group starting in September, please ask your vicar for one of the booklets that have been sent to ...

  • Prayer 2020 - Call to Pray
    5 August 2019 Prayer 2020 - Call to Pray

    HOPE Together is inviting Christians of all denominations to pray for 20 minutes on the 20th of every month throughout 2020, each evening at 20:20. HOPE’s executive director Roy Crowne says, ‘2020 is such a significant ...

  • Take part in the Minority Anglican Project
    31 July 2019 Take part in the Minority Anglican Project

    The Minority Anglican Project is a large-scale research project that aims to explore and learn from the experiences of minority ethnic Anglicans in the Church. A collaboration between the Church of England - Birmingham and the ...

  • Celebrating Church and Community: Better Together
    31 July 2019 Celebrating Church and Community: Better Together

    Churches and communities thrive when engaged with each other. Results from a survey* show that our local parish churches are out in front in making community engagement an integral part of vision, mission and worship.The report ...

  • 3,500 pink scarves
    22 July 2019 3,500 pink scarves

    At Christmas a team from Jaguar Landrover came to Birmingham City Mission (BCM) to help deliver sacks of presents to families. Later, one of the volunteers contacted us to see if we could help him. ...

  • Spree Weekends for youth groups
    22 July 2019 Spree Weekends for youth groups

    Just 3 miles east of Bromsgrove you’ll find outdoor activity centre Blackwell Court. For one weekend in July 380 young people and their youth leaders descend on it for an event known as Spree.Spree weekends ...

  • Churches urged to help Christian Aid tackle crisis as floods devastate parts of South Asia
    22 July 2019 Churches urged to help Christian Aid tackle crisis as floods devastate parts of South Asia

    Christian Aid is urging churches across the Diocese of Birmingham to support an appeal offering a lifeline to those impacted by torrential rain, floods and landslides that have displaced millions of people across India, Bangladesh ...