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  • ​Counting church visitor numbers goes digital in the Great Church Visitor Count
    5 November 2019 ​Counting church visitor numbers goes digital in the Great Church Visitor Count

    The Great Church Visitor Count will analyze the difference between the number of entries recorded in a church visitor book and the actual number of visitors who pass through the door.Churches and chapels will monitor ...

  • ​John Henry Newman and the Church of England: Then & Now
    4 November 2019 ​John Henry Newman and the Church of England: Then & Now

    The Bishop of Birmingham’s Lecture: St Alban’s, Highgate which took place on 23rd of September 2019Serenhedd JamesWHEN, during his lifetime, John Henry Newman was called a saint, he was both amused and embarrassed. “I have ...

  • The Churchwarden's Yearbook 2020
    4 November 2019 The Churchwarden's Yearbook 2020

    The annual diary and source of information used by churchwardens and clergy in England and Wales is now available. The diary especially designed for churchwardens covers: Advent 2019 – Epiphany 2021, with additional pages for ...

  • ​Reaching into your neighbourhood
    30 October 2019 ​Reaching into your neighbourhood

    You've probably seen 'Permission to Smile' banners around Birmingham encouraging people to be friendly and 'greet someone today'. Did you know that this high-profile Birmingham campaign was started and is led by Christians, from the ...

  • ​2019 Advent Calendar launches with competition
    30 October 2019 ​2019 Advent Calendar launches with competition

    The 2019 Real Advent Calendar has been officially launched with a new 24 page Christmas story-activity book, a children’s competition, with profits helping to transform the lives of children in Kenya.David Marshall, from the Meaningful ...

  • Music for Mission and Ministry three day courses
    29 October 2019 Music for Mission and Ministry three day courses

    Music for Mission and Ministry is a residential training course for lay or ordained leaders of worship and musicians, exploring how to use music creatively and effectively in worship. Please note: no specific musical expertise ...

  • ​Christian Blind Mission Sunday 2019: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    19 August 2019 ​Christian Blind Mission Sunday 2019: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    To help save children from a life of needless blindness, please invite your church to mark Christian Blind Mission Sunday, an uplifting addition to the church calendar to mark World Sight Day 10 October 2019. ...

  • Cathedral and Church Shops Association
    6 August 2019 Cathedral and Church Shops Association

    The "Cathedral and Church Shops Association" (CCSA) is a Voluntary organisation which works with Cathedral and Churches across the UK and Ireland to help and support their Retail Shop Managers in their role in raising ...

  • Prayer 2020 - Call to Pray
    5 August 2019 Prayer 2020 - Call to Pray

    HOPE Together is inviting Christians of all denominations to pray for 20 minutes on the 20th of every month throughout 2020, each evening at 20:20. HOPE’s executive director Roy Crowne says, ‘2020 is such a significant ...

  • Take part in the Minority Anglican Project
    31 July 2019 Take part in the Minority Anglican Project

    The Minority Anglican Project is a large-scale research project that aims to explore and learn from the experiences of minority ethnic Anglicans in the Church. A collaboration between the Church of England - Birmingham and the ...

  • Churches urged to help Christian Aid tackle crisis as floods devastate parts of South Asia
    22 July 2019 Churches urged to help Christian Aid tackle crisis as floods devastate parts of South Asia

    Christian Aid is urging churches across the Diocese of Birmingham to support an appeal offering a lifeline to those impacted by torrential rain, floods and landslides that have displaced millions of people across India, Bangladesh ...

  • Dementia: Learning a New Dance
    26 June 2019 Dementia: Learning a New Dance

    Eight years ago, Rose Akeroyd’s mother started showing symptoms of changing behaviour and was diagnosed with dementia. Hoping to learn more about the disease, Rose signed up to the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme and ...

  • Parish Buying: buy together, save together
    28 May 2019 Parish Buying: buy together, save together

    In the May newsletter you will find: The new GoodPlateThe Green Energy certificate for your churchLED Lighting FAQsDo you know if your church staff should have workplace pensions?Christian Aid Week – contactless giving update!Energy Basket ...

  • ​Frances Ashton Charity
    28 May 2019 ​Frances Ashton Charity

    Help for serving and retired members of the Clergy of the Church of England and widow(er)s of clergy now deceased. Since 1747 Frances Ashton’s Charity has been helping those who spend their lives serving God ...

  • Theological Reading Group
    23 April 2019 Theological Reading Group

    This meets at the Queen’s Foundation, Somerset Road.All are welcome. This term’s book is 'A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space and Transcendence', by Ilia Delio"The Big Bang universe is a story of space but it ...

  • Distribution of Food bank Real Easter Eggs begins
    18 April 2019 Distribution of Food bank Real Easter Eggs begins

    More than 700 Easter Eggs have been donated to food banks by churches from across the UK. The donation scheme, run by The Meaningful Chocolate Company, allows donors to purchase a discounted Real Easter Egg ...

  • ​Vocations Sunday - 12 May 2019
    19 March 2019 ​Vocations Sunday - 12 May 2019

    Vocations Sunday is on the 12th of May. The CofE Vocations Sunday pack this year brings together our most popular resources, providing a convenient starter pack for anyone looking to foster a culture of vocation ...

  • Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit
    18 March 2019 Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

    The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point.Churches will be encouraged to host informal café-style meetings over the weekend of 30th ...

  • ​This works!’ How Messy Churches create new space for faith
    4 March 2019 ​This works!’ How Messy Churches create new space for faith

    Significant new research from the Church Army’s Research Unit confirms the serious effectiveness of Messy Church. Playfully Serious: How Messy Churches create new space for faith proves that Messy Church is not ‘just a bit ...

  • LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim daily reflections
    4 March 2019 LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim daily reflections

    The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu launches LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrimWe’re delighted to be sharing details with you about the Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns, LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim. The resources will take followers ...