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  • ​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 ...

  • Ordination Stories 2017: The Deacons
    30 June 2017 Ordination Stories 2017: The Deacons

    Ben CookI was born in Paris but grew up in (very different) Walsall and Sutton Coldfield! I joined a Christian youth group when I was 11 and through the perseverance and patience of the youth ...

  • Ordination Stories 2017: The Priests
    30 June 2017 Ordination Stories 2017: The Priests

    Siobhan BridgeI grew up in the church as a server and choir member. By the time I was 14 I was questioning whether it was faith or duty that kept me in the church. I ...

  • More In Common
    20 June 2017 More In Common

    "We have far more in common than that which divides us..." This famous quote from late MP Jo Cox's maiden speech in Parliament has never had more resonance. Brexit, Trump, terror attacks, elections and the Grenfell ...

  • Using gardening to change lives
    15 May 2017 Using gardening to change lives

    Charity coffee morning at St Peter & St Paul, Water OrtonCaroline Newman-Belshaw is shown viewing the plants on sale at the coffee morning on Saturday 13th May organised by Joy Newman and the committee of ...

  • A New School for Church of England - Birmingham
    13 April 2017 A New School for Church of England - Birmingham

    We are pleased to confirm that the Department for Education has announced that our application to open Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy in the parish of Christ Church Yardley Wood has been successful. ...

  • ​Priority Parking at Kings Norton
    27 February 2017 ​Priority Parking at Kings Norton

    St Nicolas’ Church in Kings Norton has been at the very heart of its community for over 900 years and this ancient building has been, and continues to be, a very visible and active symbol ...

  • All Are Welcome
    8 February 2017 All Are Welcome

    Jewel and Frances are members of St John’s Church in Sparkhill and both volunteer at Narthex, a charity based at the church. Jewel runs a lunch club for the elderly and Frances supports asylum seekers and ...

  • Junk Nativity
    7 December 2016 Junk Nativity

    Making angels, suitcases and baby mobiles out of junk was one way in to exploring themes around the Christmas story with a group of children from Woodhouse Primary Academy. The club, called 'Junk Nativity' was ...

  • Eco clothes swapping party
    16 November 2016 Eco clothes swapping party

    The average UK household owns around £4,000 worth of clothes, 30% of which has not been worn for a year - so have a clear out and join us at Holy Cross Church for an Eco ...

  • New Growing Younger Library
    10 October 2016 New Growing Younger Library

    “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books” - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThere’s nothing quite like a book – the feel, the smell, the opportunity to make it your own and keep it ...

  • 'Ultra Marathon' Sponsored Hike
    10 October 2016 'Ultra Marathon' Sponsored Hike

    On Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th October, Paul Bracher, Vicar of St Richard’s Lea Hall, walked a total of 92 miles in 2 days! 92 miles is the length of the Two Saints Way, a ...