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  • Malawi Container Lorry 2020
    31 March 2020 Malawi Container Lorry 2020

    Due to Coronavirus, the Container Lorry will not now be going to Malawi on 6 June. Hopefully it will be possible to send a lorry sometime in September but no firm decision will be made ...

  • A Short Message from Bishop David
    20 March 2020 A Short Message from Bishop David

    Bishop David and senior colleagues have commissioned an integrated communications strategy. Visit our Coronavirus Guidance page to see the latest updates of important directives and guidance in this fast moving Crisis.

  • ​Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches – Update 18/03/20
    18 March 2020 ​Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches – Update 18/03/20

    Please see below updates of important directives and guidance in this fast moving Crisis. Bishop David, Bishop Anne and colleagues are immersed in the tensions and uncertainties facing us all and trust that these new ...

  • Every deanery ‘Growing Younger’ with children and families
    17 March 2020 Every deanery ‘Growing Younger’ with children and families

    “Every deanery ‘Growing Younger’ with children and families an integral part of their life and growth”I am delighted to share that we have received funding from the Church Commissioners to support a new cohort of ...

  •  "Church is Changing"  - Public worship put on hold to help stem spread of coronavirus
    17 March 2020 "Church is Changing" - Public worship put on hold to help stem spread of coronavirus

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of ...

  • Archbishops call for National Day of Prayer & Action this Sunday
    17 March 2020 Archbishops call for National Day of Prayer & Action this Sunday

    We are good in this country at holding our nerve and steadying one another. But a pandemic is something else; you can’t touch the virus, see it or even know where it is. It may ...

  • COVID-19 Update for Messy Church and Stay & Play
    16 March 2020 COVID-19 Update for Messy Church and Stay & Play

    We have received several queries about whether Messy Churches should still go ahead following the most recent advice from the Church of England. Currently, (as of Mon Mar 16 2020) there is no suggestion from ...

  • Church of England Birmingham – Coronavirus, Covid-19 Statement & Advice
    13 March 2020 Church of England Birmingham – Coronavirus, Covid-19 Statement & Advice

    Regards to the recent move by the Government to a ‘Delay’ phase in the response to Coronavirus, Covid -19, the Church of England Birmingham fully endorses the latest Government, NHS and National Church of England ...

  • ​Coronavirus - UPDATED Guidance for Parishes & Chaplaincies
    12 March 2020 ​Coronavirus - UPDATED Guidance for Parishes & Chaplaincies

    UPDATED: 12 MARCHThe Church of England continues to follow Public Health England’s advice (see link below) regarding the Coronavirus and stays up-to-date with any changes/developmentshttps://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churchesYesterday advice was published on Suspension of the Common Cup, the Peace and the Laying on ...

  • The Paper Issue #2 Now Online
    11 March 2020 The Paper Issue #2 Now Online

    The second edition of The Paper, our 16-page newspaper, is now available to read online HERE.This issue’s theme is ‘Life Offline’ (or ‘Life’ as it was known as prior to the 21st century) and yes, it's ...

  • Bishop's Comment:  ​Saying Yes to Life
    4 March 2020 Bishop's Comment: ​Saying Yes to Life

    On Ash Wednesday I was unaware until after the service that I was ‘preaching to the converted’ at my nearest parish church. As we went home, Ash-marked communicants of all ages were already receiving materials ...

  • Thy Kingdom Come - 21-31 May 2020
    4 March 2020 Thy Kingdom Come - 21-31 May 2020

    Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the ...

  • Talking Church Plants and Revitalisation
    3 March 2020 Talking Church Plants and Revitalisation

    Talking Church Plants and Revitalisation with Rev Dr Jon Turner, our Director of New Christian Communities What is a New Christian Community?A new worshipping community. A place where people can meet with God and find fellowship ...

  • People & Places - Deanery Merger update
    26 February 2020 People & Places - Deanery Merger update

    One of the key aims of the P&P framework is to consolidate our 13 existing deaneries into six new larger deaneries. Each new deanery will be better resourced with a full-time Area Dean, a half-time ...

  • ​Church Leaders come to Spring Harvest for free!
    26 February 2020 ​Church Leaders come to Spring Harvest for free!

    Spring Harvest are passionate about serving and equipping the local church and want to widen the reach of the event to churches who haven’t been to Spring Harvest in recent years. Our vision is for ...

  • ​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation
    26 February 2020 ​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation

    'Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.As Lent begins today – Ash ...

  • The ​Revd Peter Haywood
    18 February 2020 The ​Revd Peter Haywood

    The Revd Peter Haywood, first vicar of St Thomas' Garretts Green, died peacefully in his sleep on 15 February aged 93. Peter was appointed Bishop’s Chaplin to develop church life and superintend the construction of the ...

  • The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life"
    12 February 2020 The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life"

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched his 2020 Lent Book, “Saying Yes to Life” by Ruth Valerio.Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ...

  • Spiritual Accompaniment Training Course
    12 February 2020 Spiritual Accompaniment Training Course

    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 ...

  • ​The pod in search of a church car park
    12 February 2020 ​The pod in search of a church car park

    It may be just 8ft by 6ft – with bed, toilet and USB socket – but for a homeless person it’s a potential life saver. The Amazing Grace Spaces pod – officially an urban emergency ...