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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ordination of New Priests and Deacons
    3 July 2019 Ordination of New Priests and Deacons

    The Church of England Birmingham welcomed new priests and deacons on a sweltering Saturday at St Philip's Cathedral. The cathedral was packed with family, friends, colleagues, mentors and parishioners. Together they witnessed the ordinations and celebrated alongside ...

  • ​Subscribe: A Request from the Comms Team
    3 July 2019 ​Subscribe: A Request from the Comms Team

    When we create new films we upload them onto our Facebook page and these films get shared and liked and commented on. Yay! But inevitably they lose momentum.It’s a shame to create videos about great ...

  • Not Invincible: Living With A Debilitating Condition
    27 June 2019 Not Invincible: Living With A Debilitating Condition

    Sheri Gidney is the curate for St Andrew’s Barnt Green and St Michael’s Cofton Hackett and is helping establish a new congregation called Foundry.Sheri lives with an often-misdiagnosed condition known as endometriosis, which for many ...

  • Dementia: Learning a New Dance
    26 June 2019 Dementia: Learning a New Dance

    Eight years ago, Rose Akeroyd’s mother started showing symptoms of changing behaviour and was diagnosed with dementia. Hoping to learn more about the disease, Rose signed up to the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme and ...

  • ​Carer Friendly Business Awards Birmingham
    26 June 2019 ​Carer Friendly Business Awards Birmingham

    Would you like the opportunity to say THANK YOU for any outstanding service that has made an impact and difference to someone in their caring role or for employers who demonstrate an understanding of the ...

  • Hope for Sutton project is a vision for young and old
    25 June 2019 Hope for Sutton project is a vision for young and old

    WHEN the Revd Daniel Ramble and his wife, the Revd Judith Ramble, moved to their new parish, St James’s, Hill, in Sutton Coldfield, they uncovered some of the huge social needs that existed. They managed to ...

  • ​St George’s Church, Edgbaston receives a grant of £3,500
    25 June 2019 ​St George’s Church, Edgbaston receives a grant of £3,500

    St George’s Church in Edgbaston, Birmingham has benefited from a gift of £3,500 from Allchurches Trust to their LET THE STONES LIVE Appeal – Phase 2.This gift as well as other equally generous grants from ...

  • Cards for Malawi
    19 June 2019 Cards for Malawi

    Members of St Peter’s Church, Balsall Common have a long standing involvement and affection for our sisters and brothers in Malawi. We have a strong link with the Mothers’ Union there and every year we ...

  • Angels Appear In Quinton
    14 June 2019 Angels Appear In Quinton

    This morning people woke up to discover little (mainly handmade) angels with 'You Are Loved' messages attached to them dotted around their neighbourhood. Last night members of St Boniface Church snuck out into the streets of ...

  • Deaf Comedian in a Hearing World
    12 June 2019 Deaf Comedian in a Hearing World

    Rinkoo Barpaga is a Brummie. He is also a deaf British Sign Language filmmaker, street photographer and stand-up comedian.As we have been exploring inclusion and how as a church we can connect and serve everyone ...

  • StreetView: taking big questions to people on the street
    12 June 2019 StreetView: taking big questions to people on the street

    We asked people in Digbeth and Bromford: "How does your community approach disability and inclusion?"Danni (pictured above): "With theatre there are so many things structurally that marginalize people. Theatre is meant to represent all people ...

  • Stepping Stones and Springboards
    12 June 2019 Stepping Stones and Springboards

    How Sarah has changed the lives of her family and friendsSuzanne Cherry believes in her daughter Sarah, even if other people don’t. Sarah, 35, lives with Down’s syndrome. As we chat and eat in Sarah’s ...

  • Red Carpet Treatment?
    12 June 2019 Red Carpet Treatment?

    Recently we interviewed Revd Steve Jones, Birmingham's Diocesan Disability Adviser about disability, inclusion and what churches can practically do to make their spaces more accessible and welcoming to everyone.Joel: Some people would argue that to treat disabled ...