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  • Kids Club Kampala
    15 August 2018 Kids Club Kampala

    Kids Club Kampala, a locally run Birmingham based children's charity with a mission to bring hope and love to vulnerable children and to transform poor communities in the slums of Kampala, Uganda.Founded in 2009, Kids ...

  • ​Heart & Soul on South Birmingham Radio
    13 August 2018 ​Heart & Soul on South Birmingham Radio

    Christian Music Ministries are excited to announce a new radio show – Heart & Soul – on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. It features Christian music, interviews and chat. They are looking for interesting stories from ...

  • Cathedral News July 2018
    16 July 2018 Cathedral News July 2018

    Click here to see Birmingham Cathedral's latest newsletter. This edition includes pictures from the Ordination Services, a Divine Beauty update and our new volunteers at the cathedral.

  • ​Join with churches across the UK to celebrate Youth Work Sunday: 23rd September 2018
    10 July 2018 ​Join with churches across the UK to celebrate Youth Work Sunday: 23rd September 2018

    We are working with our friends at Youthscape and CPO to celebrate youth work and young people: September 23rd this year, is going to be ‘Youth Work Sunday’!Youth Work Sunday is a day to pray ...

  •  Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples
    10 July 2018 Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples

    The 2018-19 3D Course will be taking place in venues all over the diocese, starting in late September with weekly meetings in a small group with a tutor. Booklets have been sent to each church ...

  • Archdeacon of Birmingham to retire
    10 July 2018 Archdeacon of Birmingham to retire

    The Ven Hayward Osborne is retiring from his post as Archdeacon of Birmingham, formally at the end of October. A service to mark his achievement of 45 years of ordained stipendiary ministry in the Church ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    4 July 2018 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Dr Richard SudworthPriest-in-Charge, Sparkbrook Christ Church, and Bishop’s Projects Officer for the Yardley and Bordesley DeaneryTo be:National Inter Religious Affairs Advisor and Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury; Permission ...

  • A Little Book of Ideas - Children & Families Free Resource
    3 July 2018 A Little Book of Ideas - Children & Families Free Resource

    Jo Squires from our Growing Younger (Children & Families) team has collated a pocket sized treasure trove of games and ideas to engage with children and families. A Little Book of Ideas contains fun, practical ...

  • ​IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING POLICY UPDATES
    3 July 2018 ​IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING POLICY UPDATES

    In October 2017 the House of Bishops’ issued two practice guidance documents. A PCC is required, under safeguarding legislation, to ensure that these guidance documents are implemented in their church.The Church of England – Birmingham ...

  • ​Canon John de Wit
    3 July 2018 ​Canon John de Wit

    We are sad to learn of the death on June 27 of John de Wit, a priest who gave great service to this Diocese in a succession of parishes. Ordained in Birmingham in 1978, he ...

  • Places of worship: security funding scheme
    3 July 2018 Places of worship: security funding scheme

    The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding scheme is now open for applications with a closing date of 10 August.Funding is available for places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Stewardship and Engagement
    3 July 2018 Bishop's Comment: Stewardship and Engagement

    The Church of England has a formidable track record in ethical investment and engagement with owners and asset managers. This expertise comes from exercising responsibility for the Church’s historic endowment and its purposes in providing ...

  • Flex: Youth Work Learning Pathway
    2 July 2018 Flex: Youth Work Learning Pathway

    Flex is a new way of learning, with a focus on growing your skills, gifts, faith and experience.Flex is full of variety offering all kinds of learning in lots of styles.Flex is flexible: start when ...

  • ​Ordination Season Gets Under Way
    2 July 2018 ​Ordination Season Gets Under Way

    Every summer the Church of England celebrates the ordination of new deacons and priests.Over 400 ordinands will be ordained as deacons. On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, some of their stories will be highlighted in the ...

  • 3D Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples
    2 July 2018 3D Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples

    The booklets for the next 3D Course are now available in your church – ask your vicar for one!The 3D Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples starts with a special service in the Cathedral in ...

  • Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted
    21 June 2018 Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted

    Two Church of England schools are in the running to become Primary School of the year, as the 10th national School Awards take place in London on Friday night (22 June).Christ Church Primary School in ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Hanging by a Thread
    4 June 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​Hanging by a Thread

    One of the strongest images from Paris recently is of the four year old child being rescued from a high balcony by a man who has climbed up the outside of the building to save ...

  • Together for Hope Award
    29 May 2018 Together for Hope Award

    It all started in Sandwell... A group of eight friends from different faith backgrounds received the world's first Together for Hope award. Together for Hope is a sister organisation to Coventry Cathedral's Community of the Cross of Nails ...

  • Community Impact Day – Worship on the streets!
    21 May 2018 Community Impact Day – Worship on the streets!

    What is worship? When we leave the church building after most services we hear the call “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,” and we reply, “In the name of Christ, Amen.” What ...

  • Refugee Week 2018
    17 May 2018 Refugee Week 2018

    World-wide over 60 million people are recognised as refugees. In Syria alone, more than 11 million people have either been displaced, forced from their homes or killed as a result of conflict. The week beginning ...