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  • Season of Creation
    1 August 2018 Season of Creation

    In recent years more and more Christians from more and more denominations have been taking prayer and action for the environment ever more seriously. In June this year many European Christian leaders, including the Archbishop ...

  • The Cathedral and Church Shops Association
    23 July 2018 The 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 funds ...

  • Towards A Safer Church: safeguarding liturgical resources
    17 July 2018 Towards A Safer Church: safeguarding liturgical resources

    Safeguarding resources, for use in churches across the country, including Bible readings, prayers and suggested hymns, chosen in consultation with survivors, have been published, click here for details. Many of the resources are already in general ...

  • ​Free Remembrance prayer resources
    16 July 2018 ​Free Remembrance prayer resources

    ResourcesSilence – a gift book to give away at Remembrance events100 Days of Peace and Hope – prayers, Bible readings and reflections to downloadThe Church of England has produced Liturgical Resources for use at Remembrance ...

  • Support Uganda this Harvest
    16 July 2018 Support Uganda this Harvest

    This Harvest, we are asking your church, youth group or school to help us provide seeds, tools and training to some of Africa’s poorest families. In return, we will provide you with updates of the ...

  • Help in the Fight Against Unfair British Citizenship Fees
    13 July 2018 Help in the Fight Against Unfair British Citizenship Fees

    At last night's Birmingham Diocesan Synod a question was asked of Bishop David about the injustices of the fees charged for visas and naturalisation by the Home Office.Last year a Birmingham Diocesan Synod motion was ...

  • Together we’re powerful: ​Harvest 2018
    9 July 2018 Together we’re powerful: ​Harvest 2018

    This Harvest, we stand together with women like Aster in Ethiopia, to rejoice and callfor gender justice through Christian Aid’s 2018 Harvest Appeal. As we celebrate and praise God for providing all we need, we ...

  • ​WaterAid Harvest Appeal 2018
    3 July 2018 ​WaterAid Harvest Appeal 2018

    To celebrate the essential link between water and food this harvest, WaterAid is inviting churches to join together and share a harvest supper which will bring clean water to communities around the world.WaterAid’s Harvest Appeal ...

  • Bishop David in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list
    3 July 2018 Bishop David in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

    Bishop David is to be awarded a KCMG (Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George) honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. KCMGs are specifically awarded to diplomats and people serving ...

  • Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes
    4 June 2018 Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes

    Anti-slavery campaigners and other key agencies, including the police and councils, are backing the Safe Car Wash App, launched by The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England’s campaign against modern slavery, and the Santa Marta ...

  • MaintenanceBooker: the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches
    29 May 2018 MaintenanceBooker: the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches

    MaintenanceBooker, the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches, will become available to churches in our Region on  Friday June 1st when they will launch a new look website. Churches can Pre-Register now for the ...

  • Parish Buying: ​GDPR e-learning course for only £10
    24 May 2018 Parish Buying: ​GDPR e-learning course for only £10

    Do you know what GDPR means for your church?In addition to the guidance available on Parish Resources, there are now e-learning courses available at a discount through the Parish Buying website.Depending on your role at ...

  • Parish Buying: ​Card Reader Promotion
    24 May 2018 Parish Buying: ​Card Reader Promotion

    Free card payments for 3 months!If you want to start taking card payments in your church, now is the time to do it. SumUp are offering CofE organisations their Air Card Reader for just £19, ...

  • Church of England brings prayers to millions with Alexa
    24 May 2018 Church of England brings prayers to millions with Alexa

    The Church of England is launching an Alexa skill, enabling users to ask the Church of England for prayers, explanations of the Christian faith and where to find their nearest church for local events and ...

  • Fruit that lasts: CofE encourages every minister to join The Great Vocations Conversation
    19 April 2018 Fruit that lasts: CofE encourages every minister to join The Great Vocations Conversation

    Nearly 30,000 serving ministers, both lay and ordained, are being encouraged to hold at least one conversation a month about vocation with someone different from themselves, in a campaign unveiled today by the Church of ...

  • "I am because Send a Cow is"
    11 April 2018 "I am because Send a Cow is"

    To celebrate Send a Cow’s 30th anniversary, we went back and met with some of the original farmers who we worked with in the earlier years. I was intrigued to see how their lives have ...

  • Archbishop's Award Hat Trick for Team Birmingham
    6 April 2018 Archbishop's Award Hat Trick for Team Birmingham

    Like the No.11 Outer Circle bus, it seems that Archbishop's Awards also turn up three at once! We always knew they were winners, but today the Archbishop of Canterbury officially recognised Andrew Smith, Janet Knox ...

  • USPG Harvest Appeal 2018: receivers to givers
    28 March 2018 USPG Harvest Appeal 2018: receivers to givers

    USPG's Harvest Appeal for 2018 is focusing on a community development programme run by the Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP). ECP’s Receivers to Givers programme helps vulnerable communities to achieve financial sustainability.Outreach workers enable ...

  • ​Card Readers Now Available
    22 March 2018 ​Card Readers Now Available

    Following a national trial of contactless card readers, the Parish Buying service now has contracts with two companies: SumUp and iZettle. Church of England parishes are able to buy card readers at a discount through ...

  • It's more than just a job when you 'Do Something You Believe In'
    15 March 2018 It's more than just a job when you 'Do Something You Believe In'

    We promote vacancies from Faithbased organisations and Non-Faith based organisations to employed people or volunteers who want to contribute to the common good.At faith-based organisations, we have vacancies for positions ranging from ordained ministry, and ...