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  • ​Historic Church Delighted with Roof Repair and Exhibition Centre Grant
    22 February 2018 ​Historic Church Delighted with Roof Repair and Exhibition Centre Grant

    St Edburgha’s Church, parts of which date back over 800 years, making it one of the oldest churches in the Midlands has received initial support* of £29,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Roof Repairs ...

  • ​Hidden heritage and wildlife of Burial Grounds to be revealed thanks to National Lottery cash
    22 February 2018 ​Hidden heritage and wildlife of Burial Grounds to be revealed thanks to National Lottery cash

    A major new project, the Beautiful Burial Ground, has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £586,700 National Lottery grant.The project, developed by Shropshire based conservation charity, Caring for God’s Acre, will put burial grounds on ...

  • 'Broken' - A six week study course for Lent
    8 February 2018 'Broken' - A six week study course for Lent

    The TV series, 'Broken', written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Sean Bean is set in an estate parish somewhere in the UK. The church used at the centre of the series is in Liverpool but ...

  • ​Bishop's Comment: Letters in Lent
    8 February 2018 ​Bishop's Comment: Letters in Lent

    Will the Christian season of Lent become as well known publicly as the month of Ramadan?Those who belong to Church may have a weekly Bible study group, be part of a Lent project connected with ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    6 February 2018 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Nejib BoumenjelAssistant Curate, Birmingham St GeorgeTo be: Vicar, Hall Green [Ascension] (26 April 2018)The Revd Michelle ThompsonPermission to Officiate, Diocese of ManchesterTo be: Permission to Officiate, Diocese of Birmingham (January 2018)The Revd Eliakim ...

  • ​Kate Bottley is joining churches to tackle food poverty with Pancake Parties
    6 February 2018 ​Kate Bottley is joining churches to tackle food poverty with Pancake Parties

    Kate Bottley is helping to tackle food poverty by taking part in a Big Pancake Party to raise money for the Church Urban Fund’s Together Network.Kate said "I want as many people as possible across ...

  • City Pastors - providing a calming, caring presence in the city
    6 February 2018 City Pastors - providing a calming, caring presence in the city

    City Pastors is an initiative involving volunteers from local churches working in partnership with Birmingham’s Westside and Southside Business Improvement Districts to ensure that the city is a safe, vibrant environment for everyone who visits.The ...

  • Survey: a history of the Malawi-Birmingham Partnership
    6 February 2018 Survey: a history of the Malawi-Birmingham Partnership

    The Malawi Birmingham Partnership has been a channel of blessing to Birmingham and Malawi alike over its 50 year history. Revd Richard Tucker (Malawi Partnership Officer 2011-17) is researching this history with a view to ...

  • ​BCM's Sponsored Sleepout: Friday 16th February
    1 February 2018 ​BCM's Sponsored Sleepout: Friday 16th February

    Birmingham City Mission's annual Sponsored Sleepout will be16th February. You are very welcome to bring your youth group to the event which aims to raise money for our work with the homeless and to raise ...

  • Spiritual Accompaniment - A one year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians
    1 February 2018 Spiritual Accompaniment - A one year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians

    Birmingham Forum for Spiritual Directors and CompanionsSeptember 2018 to July 2019Who is the course for?The course is open to Christians of any denomination. Those seeking a place would be people who:find others turn naturally to ...

  • Theological Reading Group 2018 - On the Freedom of a Christian
    24 January 2018 Theological Reading Group 2018 - On the Freedom of a Christian

    It is just over five hundred years since Martin Luther put forward his 95 theses and so started off the Reformation. Since then he has often been referred to but not so often studied or ...

  • Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement
    22 January 2018 Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement

    In 2017 we received a grant from the Church Commissioners towards a new phase of our Transforming Church vision, building on all the good work done since 2009.This funding has enabled us to resource new roles, ...

  • ​Bibles for Schools
    3 January 2018 ​Bibles for Schools

    The RE syllabus used by most Birmingham primary schools encourages pupils to read Bible stories. For many children in our city today this may be the only opportunity they have to hold and read a ...

  • ACEVO announces the Fellowship Awards 2017
    3 January 2018 ACEVO announces the Fellowship Awards 2017

    The Springfield Project is pleased to announce that the charity leaders’ network ACEVO has named the five people chosen to receive the prestigious ACEVO Fellowship, one of whom is their very own CEO, Sarah Robbins. ACEVO ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Messengers of Good News
    2 January 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​Messengers of Good News

    Jesus was on the move both in and outside the womb. His journey to Bethlehem was followed by an escape into Egypt. Growing up, Jesus had the annual family adventure of a trek from Nazareth ...

  • All Change in the Communications Team
    6 December 2017 All Change in the Communications Team

    The New Year will bring some changes to our Communications Team.It is nearly six years since Steve Squires joined us as Director of Communications and he has decided that it is time for new challenges. ...

  • Bishop's Comment
    5 December 2017 Bishop's Comment

    The writer of the Narnia stories, including ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, published a moving personal story ‘Surprised by Joy’. Here, C.S. Lewis told of his late in life love affair and marriage ...

  • Revd Becky Stephens to be Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry
    3 December 2017 Revd Becky Stephens to be Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry

    The Bishop of Birmingham has appointed local priest, Revd Becky Stephens, to the role of Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry.As Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry, Becky will work with Bishop David, Bishop Anne and other ...

  • Calvert Prentis announced as new Director of Ordinands and Vocations
    3 December 2017 Calvert Prentis announced as new Director of Ordinands and Vocations

    We are delighted to announce that the Revd Calvert Prentis has been appointed as Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations Development for the Church of England - Birmingham.Calvert is currently half-time Assistant Diocesan Director of ...

  • ​Everyone a Youth Worker
    1 November 2017 ​Everyone a Youth Worker

    Emma Sargeant is the new project manager for the Growing Younger Youth Project. This month she introduces us to two of her volunteers based in Lickey:The kettle’s on, the biscuits are ready to be dunked ...