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  • ​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 ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    6 August 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Ann SimmonsVicar, St Leonard, Dordon with Freasley, Diocese of BirminghamTo resign from this position (31 August 2019) The Revd Yemi OladunjoyePriest in Charge, Anglican Church of Light and Life, Diocese of BirminghamTo resign from this ...

  • 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 ...

  • Andrew Halstead to retire as Diocesan Secretary
    17 July 2019 Andrew Halstead to retire as Diocesan Secretary

    We would like to inform you that Andrew Halstead will be retiring at the end of this year. We are grateful for his many years of service as Diocesan Secretary. Andrew took up the position in 2011 and ...

  • Lives not Knives - A Resource for Churches
    16 July 2019 Lives not Knives - A Resource for Churches

    Pauline Weaver from the Kings Norton Team has put together a resource pack for churches wanting to engage with the knife crime issue in our city region. We are asking every church in the City to promote ...

  • Happy Healthy Holidays: Birmingham's biggest free holiday programme
    15 July 2019 Happy Healthy Holidays: Birmingham's biggest free holiday programme

    Get 5-16yr olds registered for Birmingham's biggest free holiday programme ... activities, life skills and great summer meals across 218 venuesClubs run 4 hours x 4 days x 4 weeks Varied programme for kids and teens ...

  • St Edburgha’s church delighted with roof repair and exhibition centre grant
    8 July 2019 St Edburgha’s 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 ...

  • Birmingham Churches: "There's No Planet B"
    8 July 2019 Birmingham Churches: "There's No Planet B"

    Churches around Birmingham are facing the challenges of climate change together.On Saturday 29 June people from across the city came together to learn about how global warming is already affecting our world, and to say ...

  • Readers as teachers of the faith
    3 July 2019 Readers as teachers of the faith

    It was on 7th May 1969 that Canon Law in the Church of England was changed to make it clear that women and men could be admitted and licensed as Readers. Readers are lay people ...

  • Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter
    3 July 2019 Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter

    The Church of England has published social media advice aimed at tackling offensive behaviour and misleading content and encouraging a positive atmosphere for online conversations.The guidelines encourage positive engagement across all national social media accounts ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Truthful Speech Prophetic Action
    3 July 2019 Bishop's Comment: ​Truthful Speech Prophetic Action

    At a recent Clergy Conference prayer, poetry and politics combined in a call to speak truthfully and act prophetically.With the theme ‘rooted and grounded in love’ (Ephesians 3:17) participants had the opportunity to deepen their ...