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  • Distribution of Food bank Real Easter Eggs begins
    18 April 2019 Distribution of Food bank Real Easter Eggs begins

    More than 700 Easter Eggs have been donated to food banks by churches from across the UK. The donation scheme, run by The Meaningful Chocolate Company, allows donors to purchase a discounted Real Easter Egg ...

  • Bishop's Youth Synod - Lego & Leadership
    8 April 2019 Bishop's Youth Synod - Lego & Leadership

    The Bishop’s Youth Synod is a regular gathering of young people from parishes around the diocese with Bishop David. On the last Saturday in March, fuelled by lunch in the Bishop’s garden in the glorious ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    4 April 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Rhiannon KingDirector of Mission, Diocese of BirminghamTo be: Archdeacon of Ipswich, Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich (1 April 2019)The Revd Colin CoppenRetiredTo be: PTO, Diocese of Birmingham (1 April 2019)The Revd Peter ...

  • Lambeth Award Winners
    4 April 2019 Lambeth Award Winners

    Three Birmingham women were among the recipients of the 2019 Lambeth Awards, presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace today. The following received awards:Canon Jill MacDonald - The Alphege Award for Evangelism and WitnessRevd Jessica ...

  • ​“Thy Kingdom Come”  30 May–9 June 2019
    4 April 2019 ​“Thy Kingdom Come” 30 May–9 June 2019

    As you may know, Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement inviting Christians around the world to commit a special week to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.Many parishes participated in ...

  • ​People & Places – Sharing the Feast
    4 April 2019 ​People & Places – Sharing the Feast

    In February and March we have had two People and Places events, one for clergy and a second for clergy and lay leaders wanting to lead a conversation about P&P with their PCC. It was ...

  • Introduction to Mentoring
    2 April 2019 Introduction to Mentoring

    ‘What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men and women who will be able to teach others also’ 2Timothy 2:2Are you the kind of person who loves ...

  • Flex  - a new learning pathway
    2 April 2019 Flex - a new learning pathway

    Flex is a new learning pathway for all those Cheering, Praying or Doing youth work. Everyone has different circumstances of life and situations they come from that can sometimes make learning a challenge. Some people ...

  • Celebrating Reader Ministry
    2 April 2019 Celebrating Reader Ministry

    Saturday 2 March dawned bright and fair in central Birmingham as eight new Readers were Admitted and Licensed by Bishop David at Birmingham Cathedral and more than 30 others renewed their commitment as Readers, some who ...

  • Malawi Update: ways of supporting Malawi  following cyclone Idai
    1 April 2019 Malawi Update: ways of supporting Malawi following cyclone Idai

    News is continuing to come in from southern Malawi following the devastating floods. As a result here is an update on how people in Birmingham Diocese can respond. Once again three suggestions: Keep praying! Here ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Welcome
    1 April 2019 Bishop's Comment: Welcome

    The first person to greet me on Bwama Island in February 1971 was Richard, who looked up from the ground and said with a beaming smile, “Welcome. We are so pleased that you have come ...

  • #WeStandTogether
    25 March 2019 #WeStandTogether

    Following the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, as well as local attacks on mosques in our city region, faith and community leaders from Smethwick met with members of the Church of England - Birmingham before Diocesan Synod ...

  • Eco Diocese Award Celebration
    25 March 2019 Eco Diocese Award Celebration

    In the same week that Birmingham schoolchildren went on strike to demand climate justice, the Church of England - Birmingham received a Bronze Eco Diocese Award; one of only 3 dioceses in the country to have done ...

  • ​Revd Paul Hinton announced as new Head of Ministry Formation
    21 March 2019 ​Revd Paul Hinton announced as new Head of Ministry Formation

    The Bishop of Aston and Director of Ministry are delighted to announce the appointment of The Reverend Paul Hinton, currently Vicar of St Hilda, Warley Woods and Assistant DDO, to the new post of Head ...

  • ​Vocations Sunday - 12 May 2019
    19 March 2019 ​Vocations Sunday - 12 May 2019

    Vocations Sunday is on the 12th of May. The CofE Vocations Sunday pack this year brings together our most popular resources, providing a convenient starter pack for anyone looking to foster a culture of vocation ...

  • Cyclone Idai hits Southern Malawi
    19 March 2019 Cyclone Idai hits Southern Malawi

    As has been widely reported in the media, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Southern Malawi have been hit by a calamitous cyclone in recent days. What has been less widely reported is that, only a week prior ...

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Ministry
    18 March 2019 Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Ministry

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Church of England, a milestone that is being celebrated across the Diocese. The first ordinations in England took place in March 1994, ...

  • Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit
    18 March 2019 Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

    The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point.Churches will be encouraged to host informal café-style meetings over the weekend of 30th ...

  • ​P&P update
    5 March 2019 ​P&P update

    Back in January we shared the good news that The Church of England Strategic Investment Board was very impressed with the radical nature of our People & Places (P&P) plans and have awarded us a ...

  • The earth is the Lord’s
    5 March 2019 The earth is the Lord’s

    The Chairman of a famous mining company sent me a useful drawing of an urban landscape with houses, roads, vehicles and people all labelled with metals and minerals in daily use. Copper water piping, platinum ...