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  • New Appointment - Director of New Christian Communities
    12 August 2019 New Appointment - Director of New Christian Communities

    The Revd Jon Turner has been appointed as Director of New Christian Communities for the Church of England Birmingham. This is a new role supported for five years through Strategic Development Funding from the Church ...

  • Ordination of New Priests and Deacons
    3 July 2019 Ordination of New Priests and Deacons

    The Church of England Birmingham welcomed new priests and deacons on a sweltering Saturday at St Philip's Cathedral. The cathedral was packed with family, friends, colleagues, mentors and parishioners. Together they witnessed the ordinations and celebrated alongside ...

  • Not Invincible: Living With A Debilitating Condition
    27 June 2019 Not Invincible: Living With A Debilitating Condition

    Sheri Gidney is the curate for St Andrew’s Barnt Green and St Michael’s Cofton Hackett and is helping establish a new congregation called Foundry.Sheri lives with an often-misdiagnosed condition known as endometriosis, which for many ...

  • Angels Appear In Quinton
    14 June 2019 Angels Appear In Quinton

    This morning people woke up to discover little (mainly handmade) angels with 'You Are Loved' messages attached to them dotted around their neighbourhood. Last night members of St Boniface Church snuck out into the streets of ...

  • Deaf Comedian in a Hearing World
    12 June 2019 Deaf Comedian in a Hearing World

    Rinkoo Barpaga is a Brummie. He is also a deaf British Sign Language filmmaker, street photographer and stand-up comedian.As we have been exploring inclusion and how as a church we can connect and serve everyone ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ordination Sunday: A Year Into A New Role
    9 May 2019 Ordination Sunday: A Year Into A New Role

    As we approach Ordination Sunday, we thought it would be good to check in on three people who were ordained last June. A year into their various new roles Carole Young, Arif Anees and Catherine Matlock reflect on ...

  • Calling all cricket fans! Win a signed bat
    3 May 2019 Calling all cricket fans! Win a signed bat

    As some of you may know, a team from the Church of England – Birmingham spent a night on the concrete at Edgbaston stadium to raise money for St Basil’s youth homeless charity. The event ...

  • Bishop's Youth Synod - Lego & Leadership
    8 April 2019 Bishop's Youth Synod - Lego & Leadership

    The Bishop’s Youth Synod is a regular gathering of young people from parishes around the diocese with Bishop David. On the last Saturday in March, fuelled by lunch in the Bishop’s garden in the glorious ...

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Ministry
    18 March 2019 Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Ministry

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Church of England, a milestone that is being celebrated across the Diocese. The first ordinations in England took place in March 1994, ...

  • An interview with Ricky
    16 January 2019 An interview with Ricky

    Ricky, who is based at St Clements, Castle Bromwich says: "Mission Apprentice is an amazing scheme to recruit and train new church leaders from the ground-level in the Church of England. We’re people who, without this scheme supported ...

  • From Moseley to Moria: Helping Refugees Survive the Winter
    18 December 2018 From Moseley to Moria: Helping Refugees Survive the Winter

    The pupils, parents and teachers at Moseley C of E Primary School made the single largest contribution to a Refugee Winter Appeal. The school’s contribution is helping to weigh down a truck packed with winter ...

  • Spotlight On... Steve Jones
    28 November 2018 Spotlight On... Steve Jones

    Revd. Steve Jones – Assistant Priest, Bishops Advisor on Disability, Retired Entrepreneur, Non- Executive Director, Husband, Father and Grandpa – but not always in that order….Life started just over 60 year ago in South Birmingham ...

  • A Smartphone Missionary Journey
    27 November 2018 A Smartphone Missionary Journey

    Revd Dom Wright, vicar of St. Margaret's, Olton, has produced a video in which he and a friend re-trace the steps of Paul and Barnabas' first missionary journey:  Shot entirely on a smartphone, the film follows ...

  • Announcement: Interim Archdeacon of Birmingham
    13 November 2018 Announcement: Interim Archdeacon of Birmingham

    The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of an Interim Archdeacon of Birmingham. Revd Canon Julian Francis, currently Vicar of St George’s Edgbaston, will take up the role from 1 December 2018. ...

  • Dedication of New War Memorial at Water Orton
    22 October 2018 Dedication of New War Memorial at Water Orton

    Water Orton village has never had an external War Memorial although men from the village are remembered by plaques on the walls of the church as having given their lives in the two World Wars. ...