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  • 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. ...

  • For the Love of Cod
    19 October 2018 For the Love of Cod

    On the 1st of March 2018 Chelmund's Fish & Chips opened its doors for the first time. The chippy was set up with the help of two ministers from local churches in Chelmsley Wood.“It was the ...

  • New Mission Apprentice Commissioning Service
    10 September 2018 New Mission Apprentice Commissioning Service

    On Sunday 9th September, friends, family and congregations gathered at St. Luke’s Great Colmore Street to commission our recently appointed Mission Apprentices. The service was led by Bishop Anne.It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the ...

  • Birchfield Job Club: The gift of hope
    1 September 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'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 ...

  • 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 9 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 ...