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  • ​Selection of Candidates for Reader Ministry
    28 January 2014 ​Selection of Candidates for Reader Ministry

    Readers are lay people who have been selected and trained for a particular ministry in the Church of England. They are authorised by the Bishop to: Preach and teach the faithGive pastoral careLead public worshipInterested? ...

  • European Bulletin No 75
    23 January 2014 European Bulletin No 75

    The European Bulletin for January 2014 can be read here. Contents include: IntroductionConstantinople: Archbishop of Canterbury meets Ecumenical PatriarchEU: Greece takes the presidencyMinority Churches ConferenceAnglican-Lutheran Society: Symposium in MarchThe Window: Anglicans and Lutherans togetherLambeth Palace ...

  • Volunteer Recruitment Website Launched
    23 January 2014 Volunteer Recruitment Website Launched

    Many churches and organisations are working hard to help people who are facing the challenges that come with poverty. They rely on volunteers to be able to give the help that is much needed. Thrive ...

  • Church Growth Research Programme
    21 January 2014 Church Growth Research Programme

    At last, It's here! Before you now is a report which comes from the first multi method study of factors relating to church growth which has ever been undertaken within the context of the C ...

  • Licensing of new readers
    21 January 2014 Licensing of new readers

    Photos by www.davidashphotography.orgOn Saturday 18 January at Birmingham Cathedral, 16 new Readers were licensed to offer a lay ministry of preaching, teaching, and leading worship in their places of worship and their communities around the ...

  • ​Need a bed for the night?
    20 January 2014 ​Need a bed for the night?

    For eight weeks from 20 January to 16 March, seven local churches will be opening up their church halls to provide:A warm bed for the nightA hot DinnerActivitiesBreakfastSignposting adviceThis is a free service for people ...

  • Cathedral flower arranging team seeking to recruit more members
    16 January 2014 Cathedral flower arranging team seeking to recruit more members

    The Cathedral flower arranging team seeking to recruit more members.They would like experienced flower arrangers who would be happy to work in pairs, who would commit to arranging the Cathedral flowers two or three times ...

  • ​Signs of Growth
    16 January 2014 ​Signs of Growth

    Cathedrals, Fresh Expressions and Parishes across the Country provide Grounds for Growth of Church of EnglandThe Archbishop of Canterbury has said that “There is every reason to be hopeful about the future of the Church ...

  • End Hunger Fast
    16 January 2014 End Hunger Fast

    The Growth of Hunger in the UK Over 10 million people live in poverty in the United Kingdom[1], 3.5 million of these are children[2]. Half a million people are now dependent on food aid, relying ...

  • ​Appointment of Diocesan Director of Education
    14 January 2014 ​Appointment of Diocesan Director of Education

    We announced last autumn that the Revd Jackie Hughes would in 2014 be stepping down from her role as Diocesan Director of Education, although she would remain available to us for some specific project work. ...

  • Church celebrates successful Christmas Twitter campaign
    14 January 2014 Church celebrates successful Christmas Twitter campaign

    The Church of England has released figures for its Christmas Twitter campaign #ChristmasmeansLaunched in December, congregations and clergy in the 12,500 parishes of the Church of England were encouraged to get out their tablets and ...

  • ​Bishop David Urquhart visits The POD, a community project in the heart of Nechells
    10 January 2014 ​Bishop David Urquhart visits The POD, a community project in the heart of Nechells

    On Friday 10th January Bishop David Urquhart visited The POD in Nechells to find out more about an award winning community project. Nechells POD is a ‘Safe Haven’ in the heart of Nechells which offers ...

  • Commemorating the First World War
    8 January 2014 Commemorating the First World War

    The second goal of Transforming Church is about making the most of all the natural opportunities that cross our paths both locally and nationally. Thus in recent years we have sought to engage with the ...

  • Water Orton - Vicar married in his own church
    7 January 2014 Water Orton - Vicar married in his own church

    The marriage of Rev Paul Tullett and his fiancée Carolyn (nee Edwards) took place at the Parish Church of Water Orton, St Peter & St Paul on Saturday 28th December at 3pm. The Service was ...

  • Lent Resources
    7 January 2014 Lent Resources

    Stories & Journeys: Lenten Reflections from Older PilgrimsMethodist Homes (MHA), the charity providing care, accommodation and support for older people, have produced five weeks’ of meditative material. The Course introduces ten older people’s stories collected ...

  • The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2013
    7 January 2014 The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2013

    The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2000 have been replaced by the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2013, which came into effect on 1st January 2014.The Rules affect the way in which the application process for Faculty permission for ...

  • Reading group at the Queen's Foundation
    7 January 2014 Reading group at the Queen's Foundation

    This reading group is open to clergy, lay people and research students interested in theology. The book for study in the New Year 2014 is "Why Rousseau Was Wrong: Christianity and the Secular Soul" by ...

  • 23 December 2013 Plough Sunday Resources

    Self Help Africa has produced a resource including liturgy, hymns, intercessions and readings for Plough Sunday. The charity empowers rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa to help themselves out of poverty. The booklet can be downloaded ...

  • 17 December 2013 ​Premier plans to find a place for the lonely on Christmas Day

    Lonely people will be offered somewhere to go on Christmas Day thanks to a unique, nationwide, on-air promotion being organised by Britain’s largest Christian broadcaster.Premier Christian Radio has been asking churches, charities, clubs and other ...

  • Encouraging Signs of Growth
    13 December 2013 Encouraging Signs of Growth

    With news headlines containing warnings that the Church of England ‘will be extinct in one generation’, one could be forgiven for feeling downhearted, but now new figures show that there have been wonderful signs of ...