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  • Bishop's Comment: Identity Parade
    30 July 2018 Bishop's Comment: Identity Parade

    Passing through immigration at Heathrow the EU electronic passport information is confirmed by photographic recognition.Saul or Paul of Tarsus the pioneer Christian missionary had a first century Roman ‘passport’ but was known not so much ...

  • Bishop's Youth Synod - The Return...
    24 July 2018 Bishop's Youth Synod - The Return...

    On Saturday 14th July, 14 young people and youth workers from parishes across the Church of England Birmingham gathered with Bishop David for the second meeting of the Bishop’s Youth Synod. The day was filled ...

  • Birchfield Job Club: The gift of hope
    9 July 2018 Birchfield Job Club: The gift of hope

    “Church is not just a place where you come every Sunday. It’s a chance for you to go out of the doors and use some of those skills in this community where you live, in ...

  • Bishop appoints new Honorary Canons
    3 July 2018 Bishop appoints new Honorary Canons

    When someone is appointed as an Honorary Canon it’s in recognition of outstanding contribution and significant service within the Birmingham diocese. An Honorary Canon is an ambassador for mission and service and contributes to the corporate ...

  • New Mission Apprentices
    26 June 2018 New Mission Apprentices

    We are delighted to announce that 10 Mission Apprentices have been recruited and will take up their roles in September 2018. The Allchurches Trust Mission Apprentice Scheme is supported by the Allchurches Trust and aims ...

  • Remembering Windrush, Seeking Sanctuary
    19 June 2018 Remembering Windrush, Seeking Sanctuary

    On Sunday 24 June 2018, Birmingham Cathedral hosted the UK’s first official Sanctuary Sunday Service. The service paid tribute all who have found, and continue to find, refuge in our city. Sanctuary Sunday is the ...

  • First Bishop's Youth Synod
    1 April 2018 First Bishop's Youth Synod

    Last month, 15 young people and youth workers from parishes across the Church of England – Birmingham came together for the first Bishop's Youth Synod. It was an extremely exciting day, packed full of lively ...

  • Birmingham, Bolivia and the Beast from the East
    23 March 2018 Birmingham, Bolivia and the Beast from the East

    Even the 'Beast from the East' could not deter our friends from Bolivia from joining us for a couple of weeks in February and March this year.  Bishop of Bolivia Raphael and his wife Michelle enjoyed a ...

  • New Bishop's Adviser on Dementia
    21 March 2018 New Bishop's Adviser on Dementia

    Bishop David is pleased to announce that he has appointed Rose Akeroyd as Bishop’s Adviser on Dementia."This is a growing area of need in churches and communities across the Church of England - Birmingham and ...

  • New Trustees for Workplace Chaplaincy Ministry
    14 March 2018 New Trustees for Workplace Chaplaincy Ministry

    CIGB is inviting applications for new Trustees from Christians who have experience of working in business, the public or voluntary sector, and are interested in helping working people to see that God is engaged with ...

  • Reader Licensing 2018 in Birmingham Cathedral
    3 February 2018 Reader Licensing 2018 in Birmingham Cathedral

    The newly licensed Readers gather with Bishop Anne outside the Cathedral after the service - from the left: Phil Taylor, Hay Mills; Mark Simons, SS Mary and Anne Moseley; Alan Walker, Water Orton; Pete Brayshaw, ...

  • ​Minworth is celebrating the arrival of a brand new congregation
    5 December 2017 ​Minworth is celebrating the arrival of a brand new congregation

    St John's at Minworth has been in the planning stages for over a year at nearby St John's in Walmley but the new congregation has now begun to take its place in the Minworth community ...

  • Youthwork Ideas for Advent/Christmas
    2 November 2017 Youthwork Ideas for Advent/Christmas

    Top TipsAn Early Christmas PresentThey say you can never be too prepared! That is never truer than with Advent, Christmas and your youth ministry.To help you get ahead of the game this year and perhaps ...

  • ​Hosting a performance of Bread of Life
    17 October 2017 ​Hosting a performance of Bread of Life

    Bread of Life – A deeply moving and captivating performance for your church this Lent and Easter.Springs Dance Company is delighted to be returning with its much sought after and highly praised production Bread of ...

  • Blog: A Deacon in Denver
    12 October 2017 Blog: A Deacon in Denver

    Many of the people we met in Denver, a city in Colorado, USA, wondered (some aloud) why an Anglican minister was part of a delegation from Birmingham, England to think about Countering Violent Extremism. I ...

  • Harvest bringing cultures together
    12 October 2017 Harvest bringing cultures together

    St Patrick's School and Dickens Heath schools and St Patrick's, Salter Street, congregation gathered the harvest gifts together which we take to the foodbank. However amongst the gifts were some rather large pumpkins and squashes ...

  • Interim Dean of BAME Affairs
    4 October 2017 Interim Dean of BAME Affairs

    We are pleased to announce that Revd Smitha Prasadam has agreed to be Interim Dean for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Affairs, while we look to recruit a permanent Dean. Smitha is a member of ...

  • LIEP: Twenty Years of Faithful Friendship
    27 September 2017 LIEP: Twenty Years of Faithful Friendship

    Interfaith education has never been more important. In a divided society, projects such as the Ladywood Interfaith Education Project (LIEP) can play a vital role in building bridges between people groups.LIEP is a partnership between Buddhists, ...

  • Holiday Kitchen
    24 August 2017 Holiday Kitchen

    Holiday Kitchen took place over the summer school holidays at St Thomas' church in Garretts Green. The project provided for families with school age children who really miss the provision of school meals and the ...

  • Beryl Moppett Awarded MBE
    3 July 2017 Beryl Moppett Awarded MBE

    A Reader at St Helen's church, Solihull Parish, has been awarded an MBE. Beryl Moppett was named in the Queen's Birthday honours list for services to the community; from working locally with the homeless and ...