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  • 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 ...

  • Bishop's Comment
    11 December 2013 Bishop's Comment

    Every Child MattersWaking up one mid-November morning to the BBC Radio 4 news headline of the failings of Birmingham's statutory Children's Services made a depressing start to the day. Every story of an abused child ...

  • In the Marvellous Moment
    10 December 2013 In the Marvellous Moment

    A stunning projection onto Birmingham CathedralThis Christmas Birmingham Cathedral will transformed into an enormous work of art for three evenings.The building will become a huge canvas, and will have projections of local people, and their ...

  • 9 December 2013 The Children's Society church news and resources

    The Children's Society have an exciting new Advent Calendar. Read their latest update with information about their toolkit to help you develop your church’s youth work and why we all need to see poverty through ...

  • New youth club
    9 December 2013 New youth club

    Salter Street and Shirley Parish are opening a new youth club in Dickens Heath on 8th January 2014. The club is for young people aged 11 to 14 in school years 7, 8 and 9. ...

  • Poverty and Homelessness Action Week
    9 December 2013 Poverty and Homelessness Action Week

    25 January – 2 February 2014“Words can’t describe how I felt when I was given a warm welcome, some clean clothes and so much help and understanding. The staff sorted me out and set me ...

  • ​Christmas Comes Early to Catney
    9 December 2013 ​Christmas Comes Early to Catney

    St Catherine’s, one of the oldest buildings in the Borough, has now been formally handed over to the local community.Originally built as a school with a chapel attached, the building has also been extensively used ...

  • Little Shining Lights of Christmas service
    5 December 2013 Little Shining Lights of Christmas service

    A very special service was held at St Marys Temple Balsall on 1 December.A Little Shining Lights of Christmas service was organised in conjunction with the Lily Mae Foundation. Just after the Revd Kathy Lloyd-Roberts ...

  • ​Church boosts digital presence with new app
    4 December 2013 ​Church boosts digital presence with new app

    The Church of England has released a new app to help more people to follow Sunday services using their mobile devices.Sunday Worship (a new app for iPad/iPhone) presents the full Bible readings for the main ...

  • Together in Service
    2 December 2013 Together in Service

    ‘Together in Service’ is a new programme supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Its objectives are: to celebrate the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action to support ...

  • Caring for God's Acre
    2 December 2013 Caring for God's Acre

    Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant 'Caring for God's Acre' is now working across England and Wales. As part of this work they are running special one-day conferences entitled ‘The Beautiful Burial Ground’ in ...

  • Farewell Evensong Service for The Ven Dr Brian Russell
    2 December 2013 Farewell Evensong Service for The Ven Dr Brian Russell

    A farewell service for The Ven Dr Brian Russell will be held at 3.30pm on 12th January 2014 in Birmingham Cathedral and will be followed by light refreshments.The Ven Dr Brian Russell has been appointed ...

  • Selection of Candidates for Reader Ministry
    28 November 2013 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 faith Give pastoral care Lead ...

  • Bishops support White Ribbon Day Campaign
    26 November 2013 Bishops support White Ribbon Day Campaign

    In the UK between a quarter and half of all women experience domestic violence. More than 60 bishops around the country will wore a white ribbon last Monday (25 November) to support the campaign dedicated ...

  • 20 November 2013 ​Synod Votes to Approve Next Steps for Women in the Episcopate 20 November 2013

    The General Synod of the Church of England has today approved a package of measures as the next steps to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England.In the debate in the morning ...