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  • ​Opportunity for Youth Engagement
    21 February 2017 ​Opportunity for Youth Engagement

    Around our diocese are a number of Air Training Corps squadrons (linked of course to the RAF) – and some are looking for chaplains.Nationally there are ATC 45,000 cadets and about 15,000 adult volunteers working ...

  • Lady Katherine Housing & Care
    13 February 2017 Lady Katherine Housing & Care

    The Court Of Lady Katherine LevesonSheltered Housing: Live independently with added support on siteResidential Care: Have your personal care needs met in a truly unique and vibrant Care HomeRespite Care: Come and have a short break with us ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    31 January 2017 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Andrew LythallVicar of Offerton and Rector of Stockport St Thomas, Diocese of ChesterTo be: Canon Liturgist, St Philip’s Cathedral, Diocese of Birmingham (March)Mrs Vicki SimpsonDeputy Registrar, Diocese of BirminghamTo be: Registrar, Diocese of Birmingham (16 ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Friendship Across Divides
    31 January 2017 Bishop's Comment: ​Friendship Across Divides

    In response to a world of conflict and mistrust, a community founded by a small group of religious brothers has been living out a message of reconciliation between people and nations. The community has grown, ...

  • Bolivia Birmingham Link: Bishop David prepares for intercultural trip in March
    24 January 2017 Bolivia Birmingham Link: Bishop David prepares for intercultural trip in March

    Over the last few years an exciting link has been developing between Birmingham and the South American country of Bolivia. It was a blessing to receive a group from Bolivia last year and trips from ...

  • ​Clean sweep at Birmingham Cathedral as they support local social enterprise
    23 January 2017 ​Clean sweep at Birmingham Cathedral as they support local social enterprise

    One of the oldest buildings in the city, Birmingham Cathedral, is also showing great community spirit by employing a member of the Jericho Cleaning social enterprise to keep the Cathedral immaculate in the new year.Built ...

  • Walking for the Hughes Syndrome Foundation
    19 January 2017 Walking for the Hughes Syndrome Foundation

    Phil and Christine Godfrey from St Helen's, Solihull, enjoyed 42 happy years of marriage, and spent many holidays walking around the British Isles and Austria, including some fifteen Long Distance Footpaths.Sadly, Christine passed away in January 2015 ...

  • Lent Resources for 2017
    17 January 2017 Lent Resources for 2017

    There are lots of great resources available to use during Lent. We've compiled a list of some of them below.The Big Pancake Party 2017All across this country there are families who struggle to put food on ...

  • ECO Diocese follow up
    17 January 2017 ECO Diocese follow up

    At an official launch on 20th October Bishop David signed to commit the Birmingham diocese to aspire to be an Eco diocese, having done so previously at a national meeting on 14th September.So far Birmingham ...

  • Church of England Birmingham awarded £2.565m towards the next phase of Transforming Church
    16 January 2017 Church of England Birmingham awarded £2.565m towards the next phase of Transforming Church

    It’s great to start the New Year with some good news!The Church Commissioners announced on 3rd January that they have awarded the Church of England Birmingham £2.565m towards the next phase of Transforming Church. This ...

  • Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi writes song for Birmingham Cathedral
    10 January 2017 Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi writes song for Birmingham Cathedral

    The Birmingham rock legend widely credited with inventing heavy metal music has written a moving acoustic arrangement for Birmingham Cathedral after he wanted to 'give something back' to his home city.Black Sabbath lead guitarist Tony ...

  • A Mark of Honour: Local Minister Appointed as Chaplain to the Queen
    10 January 2017 A Mark of Honour: Local Minister Appointed as Chaplain to the Queen

    Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint The Reverend Canon Dr Mark Pryce as Queen’s Chaplain from 3 January 2017. This is a personal appointment by The Sovereign, and Mark becomes a member ...

  • Acts 435
    3 January 2017 Acts 435

    Acts 435 is a revolutionary website that allows people to give money directly to others. Managed through a network of churches and local charities, our goal is to get 100% of your donations quickly to ...

  • Theological Reading Group 2017
    3 January 2017 Theological Reading Group 2017

    The group is open to those who want to discuss a theological book. The book chosen for the first term of 2017 is “Faith in the Public Square” by Rowan Williams, published by Bloomsbury in ...

  • Bishop's Comment: New Year 2017
    3 January 2017 Bishop's Comment: New Year 2017

    ‘All the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God’ (Isaiah 52:10)The assembly hall of St Clement’s CofE Primary School in Nechells has been decorated with the themes of Creation, words of ...

  • Compassion fatigue and homelessness in the City
    19 December 2016 Compassion fatigue and homelessness in the City

    Today, I am running the gauntlet from train station to office armed only with £3 and an apple. Immediately I know that this is foolish. As soon as I exit Moor Street, there’s a man ...

  • Offer of Silence Christian resource
    13 December 2016 Offer of Silence Christian resource

    Damaris Media is delighted to provide free official resources for churches based on Silence (in UK cinemas New Year’s Day), the latest film from Martin Scorsese.Based on the classic novel by Shusaku Endo, this epic ...

  • ​Eco-investment Invitation
    12 December 2016 ​Eco-investment Invitation

    Power for Good is a registered, not-for-profit Community Benefit Society based here in the West Midlands. We install solar panels on the roofs of churches and other buildings belonging to faith communities, especially in less ...

  • ​Can you support the night shelter?
    12 December 2016 ​Can you support the night shelter?

    The Birmingham Churches Winter Night Shelter is a community of individuals, churches and organisations that work together to provide emergency accommodation, food and support to homeless people in Birmingham during the coldest winter months by ...

  • Welcoming two new starters to the Property Department
    1 December 2016 Welcoming two new starters to the Property Department

    Daniel Mayes joins the Birmingham Diocesan Office as Property Director. The new role of Property Director has a broad remit and will incorporate the responsibilities of the Diocesan Surveyor, whilst taking on an advisory role ...