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  • 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 ...

  • Take part in the Minority Anglican Project
    17 June 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Lent Resources: Reducing isolation: Building community
    4 March 2019 Lent Resources: Reducing isolation: Building community

    We're in the grip of an epidemic of loneliness across our communities today.Nearly 65% of Anglican clergy have told us that it is the most prevalent issue they see in their parishes on a daily ...

  • Dementia Prayer Week, 12-19 March 2019
    4 March 2019 Dementia Prayer Week, 12-19 March 2019

    The Dementia family Ministry Prayer Card marks 25 years of the Pastoral Care Project’s charitable work.It coincides with Dementia Prayer Week, 12th - 19th March, a national, annual event enabling parishes and schools around the ...

  • ​Archbishop give blessing to plastic free faith Easter Egg
    20 February 2019 ​Archbishop give blessing to plastic free faith Easter Egg

    The Archbishop of York has welcomed a 'plastic free' version of The Real Easter Egg.Out of the 80 million eggs sold in the UK every year The Real Easter Egg is the only one which ...

  • ​Christian and Muslim NGOs call for prayer for world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ in Yemen
    5 February 2019 ​Christian and Muslim NGOs call for prayer for world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ in Yemen

    Leaders of faith-based international development agencies have united to call on churches and mosques to pray for the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen this week.After nearly four years of war, more than 14 million people ...

  • The Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia Lake Como Italy
    5 February 2019 The Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia Lake Como Italy

    Should you be considering a trip to Italy and to the region of Lake Como you might like to consider calling in on the Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia (Immediately opposite Bellagio) on Lake ...

  • Celebrating 50 years of The Children’s Society’s Christingle
    5 February 2019 Celebrating 50 years of The Children’s Society’s Christingle

    As many of you will be aware, 2018 was a very special year for Christingle, as it marked 50 years since the first Christingle service on behalf of The Children’s Society. It’s been a wonderful ...

  • Church of England invests in new Christian communities
    1 February 2019 Church of England invests in new Christian communities

    The Church of England is to fund a bold series of projects to spread the Christian faith – from a new congregation in a nightclub area to a weekday church - as part of a ...

  • ​Take part in our survey on Footsteps’ purpose & priorities.
    21 January 2019 ​Take part in our survey on Footsteps’ purpose & priorities.

    Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) was formed in 2015 to help bring together faith groups in Birmingham to respond to the challenge of moving to a low carbon future. In this survey we ...

  • ​Lent with New Daylight
    21 January 2019 ​Lent with New Daylight

    New Daylight is the Bible Reading Fellowship’s most popular series of Bible reading notes, with many thousands of devoted subscribers. Now, for the first time, BRF is breaking new ground with a special edition of ...