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  • 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 ...

  • What can my church do about knife crime?
    6 June 2019 What can my church do about knife crime?

    At Diocesan Synod in March, members adopted a three-part motion of prayer, practical action and partnership working in response to the increase in knife crime around the diocese.PrayerWe can all pray regularly for the victims, ...

  • Bishop's Comment: God’s New Society
    4 June 2019 Bishop's Comment: God’s New Society

    As a member of the House of Lords, the second chamber of Parliament that focuses on revising and scrutinising legislation, I am often asked about Brexit. Of course my answers are only as useful as ...

  • Environmental  Iftar at St Peter's Church
    4 June 2019 Environmental Iftar at St Peter's Church

    We have held three iftars at St Peter’s in Hall Green since 2015 and each one has been thoroughly enjoyable and memorable. An iftar is the meal held every evening at the end of a ...

  • On Yer Bike, Global Warming… (Part 2)
    3 June 2019 On Yer Bike, Global Warming… (Part 2)

    You may have read my previous article in which I explained that I had registered for the cycling Velo Birmingham and Midlands on 12 May. Yes, I did complete the 100 miles in 8 hours 33 minutes, ...

  • Vigil at the Knife Angel
    29 May 2019 Vigil at the Knife Angel

    Yesterday evening, Thrive Together Birmingham partnered with colleagues from Safe Spaces and Bringing Hope to host a vigil at the Knife Angel to remember Jordan Moazami, who was killed in Harborne a month ago, and other victims of ...

  • Introducing.... The Studio
    28 May 2019 Introducing.... The Studio

    We are delighted to let you know that we have three new starters who have recently joined our  Communications Team. They are (pictured, from left to right): Chris Keenan - Film Maker (part time) Chris is an ...

  • Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission
    28 May 2019 Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission

    Nothing about us, without us, is for us... Last year,  Thrive Together Birmingham facilitated Birmingham's Poverty Truth Commission. The Commission brought together a group of people with lived experience of poverty with a group of people ...

  • ​Faith Leader Training Initiative
    28 May 2019 ​Faith Leader Training Initiative

    Following direct consultation with faith leaders and as a key aspect of the Government's Integrated Communities Action Plan, The University of Birmingham has developed the Faith Leader Training Initiative which seeks to empower faith leaders ...

  • Prayer Spaces
    28 May 2019 Prayer Spaces

    In April, two churches in Ladywood, St John’s and St Peter’s Church and St Luke’s Church Great Colmore Street, ran their first prayer spaces in their local church schools.The two schools, St John’s and St ...

  • Parish Buying: buy together, save together
    28 May 2019 Parish Buying: buy together, save together

    In the May newsletter you will find: The new GoodPlateThe Green Energy certificate for your churchLED Lighting FAQsDo you know if your church staff should have workplace pensions?Christian Aid Week – contactless giving update!Energy Basket ...

  • ​Frances Ashton Charity
    28 May 2019 ​Frances Ashton Charity

    Help for serving and retired members of the Clergy of the Church of England and widow(er)s of clergy now deceased. Since 1747 Frances Ashton’s Charity has been helping those who spend their lives serving God ...

  • ​Intercultural Mission Seed Grants
    28 May 2019 ​Intercultural Mission Seed Grants

    Do you have a good idea you need funding for?Church of England Birmingham wants to encourage everyone to be missional and reach out to new people. As part of this we are giving members of ...

  • Mission Shaped Intro training days
    22 May 2019 Mission Shaped Intro training days

    Our world and our lives change at an ever faster pace, but how does the church respond to this change? Are new ways of being church possible? If so, what might they look like? mission ...

  • New funding to support work with children and young people
    21 May 2019 New funding to support work with children and young people

    Allchurches Trust has launched a new grants programme – Growing Lives – aimed at helping churches and Christian organisations throughout the UK and Ireland to connect with children and young people and forge lasting links ...

  • Announcement:  Bishop's Adviser for Pastoral Care to Clergy and their Families
    20 May 2019 Announcement: Bishop's Adviser for Pastoral Care to Clergy and their Families

    We are delighted to announce that Catrin Thorp has been appointed as Bishop's Adviser for Pastoral Care to Clergy and their Families. Catrin has been fulfilling this role on an interim basis but will take ...

  • ​New Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission
    19 May 2019 ​New Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission

    The Revd Canon Guy Donegan-Cross has been appointed as our new Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission. Guy is currently Vicar of St Mark’s Church in Harrogate. He brings a wealth of experience in ...

  • The Revd Canon Jenny Tomlinson becomes the new Archdeacon of Birmingham
    13 May 2019 The Revd Canon Jenny Tomlinson becomes the new Archdeacon of Birmingham

    During a special service of Choral Evensong on 12 May at Birmingham Cathedral, the Bishop of Birmingham collated the Revd Canon Jenny Tomlinson as the new Archdeacon of Birmingham, and the Dean of Birmingham installed her ...