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  •  #LiveLent campaign
    16 December 2019 #LiveLent campaign

    The Archbishop's Lent Book "Saying Yes to Life" and the #LiveLent campaign will both focus on environmental issues. You and your church can take part; Sign up for the #LiveLent daily reflections & actions,Find the ...

  • CofE Environment  Bulletin
    16 December 2019 CofE Environment Bulletin

    2019 has seen the climate move up everyone’s agendas, within and outside the Church. The national Environmental Working Group have recently issued a call to action and staff have started work on vital projects such ...

  • ​Which magazine is best?
    16 December 2019 ​Which magazine is best?

    The search is on for Britain's best church magazine. Entries are now invited for the annual competition run by the Association for Church Editors (ACE)."Church magazines are often a forgotten but effective means of communication," ...

  • Festive Film Promotes achurchnearyou.com
    9 December 2019 Festive Film Promotes achurchnearyou.com

    Following the encouraging engagement with last year’s Christmas film, the Diocese of St Albans has released another short film for 2019. In the film 'Choir Wars: Battle of the Carol Singers’, two choirs discover that it takes more ...

  • ​Promote Christmas services without the hassle
    4 December 2019 ​Promote Christmas services without the hassle

    Go Chatter... have launched a new website (gochattercustomvideos.com) where Churches, in less than 5 minutes, can customise their own video advert for events and services.You don’t need video editing skills or a creative bone in your ...

  • Parish Buying - make your church greener
    26 November 2019 Parish Buying - make your church greener

    This month Parish Buying is focussing on how to make your church greener - contactless provider, GoodBox have a fab festive offer - solutions to getting your church online if this has been a challenge - ...

  • ​A handmade tale: petition in fabric goes on display in the cloisters at Westminster Abbey
    26 November 2019 ​A handmade tale: petition in fabric goes on display in the cloisters at Westminster Abbey

    Part of a 16,000 strong petition with a difference went on display at Chapter House, Westminster Abbey this week. The Handmade Petition: I See You, consists of 16,000 handmade squares of fabric. Each one contains ...

  • ​Archbishops Statement in connection with the Chief Rabbi’s concerns about anti-Semitism
    26 November 2019 ​Archbishops Statement in connection with the Chief Rabbi’s concerns about anti-Semitism

    Archbishop Justin has issued the following statement, in connection with the Chief Rabbi’s concerns about anti-Semitism. This is a call for safety, belonging and freedom of faith and religious belief for all in this country.Bishop ...

  • ​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 ...