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  • The Children's Society Relationship Manager
    17 April 2018 The Children's Society Relationship Manager

    The Children’s Society have informed us of changes to staffing which has a direct impact on their work with the parishes and senior staff of Birmingham diocese. Most of you know, and will have met, ...

  • A Double Portion of Prentis
    17 April 2018 A Double Portion of Prentis

    Easter is a meaningful time for new beginnings, and Revd Calvert Prentis and Revd Dr Sharon Prentis recently left the sunny South East to join our team in Birmingham, as Diocesan Director of Ordinands and ...

  • Donations for Malawi
    16 April 2018 Donations for Malawi

    Every year, a container lorry leaves Birmingham bound for Malawi, full of items such as books, children's clothing and stationary that Malawians need and that people across our parishes donate.The next container is to be ...

  • ​You’re invited to the global call to prayer
    12 April 2018 ​You’re invited to the global call to prayer

    Mike Down, Schools Project Manager for Church of England – Birmingham, and Louisa Harrop, Head of Learning at Birmingham Cathedral, have teamed up to offer a creative space to pray in Birmingham Cathedral during the ...

  • ​Permission to Smile
    10 April 2018 ​Permission to Smile

    One of the great problems of our age is isolation, coupled with indifference - a tendency to live separately, hardly acknowledge others as one passes them on the street, and even a sense now that ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    5 April 2018 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Stephen JonesAssistant Curate, Rednal St Stephen the Martyr and Bishop’s Advisor on DisabilityTo be: Assistant Priest, Rednal St Stephen the Martyr (23 May 2018)Steve continues to be Bishop’s Advisor on DisabilityThe Revd Wayne ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Raising Expectations
    5 April 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​Raising Expectations

    'Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.' 2 Corinthians 5 verse 17Where would you be most surprised to find evidence of ...

  • Signposts - is God calling you?
    4 April 2018 Signposts - is God calling you?

    If you are wondering if God might be calling you to the ordained ministry ... then this is for you.Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm till 9.30pm:16, 23 & 30 May and 6 & 13 June 2018at ...

  • ​A statement from The Bishop of Birmingham: A message of peace
    3 April 2018 ​A statement from The Bishop of Birmingham: A message of peace

    As Christians we have just celebrated Easter, the most Holy festival in the Christian year when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through his resurrection the church has a hope of new ...

  • ​Free ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ resources!
    27 March 2018 ​Free ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ resources!

    There are three small prayer booklets for you, or members of your church, to collect for your church in time for Thy Kingdom Come, 10-20 May 2018. This was a recent and unexpected opportunity given to us ...

  • National Churches Trust Grant Programmes 2018
    22 March 2018 National Churches Trust Grant Programmes 2018

    If you need funding for a church repair project, want to install a toilet, kitchen and improve community facilities, or are seeking early stage funding (such as for a feasibility report) for your place of ...

  • ​‘Cheering, praying, doing’: Everyone a youth worker!
    22 March 2018 ​‘Cheering, praying, doing’: Everyone a youth worker!

    Where are all the young people?As we look across our church congregations maybe we miss their presence, life, and laughter. Or maybe we see a group of young people, but know that there are many ...

  • Invitation cards for the homeless
    20 March 2018 Invitation cards for the homeless

    The Birmingham City Mission Care Centre is a drop-in centre for Birmingham’s homeless and vulnerable, providing hot meals, friendship and support. BCM has produced new Care Centre invitation postcards designed to keep in a pocket ...

  • Celebrating Unity in Mission: New Survey
    7 March 2018 Celebrating Unity in Mission: New Survey

    Birmingham Churches Together (BCT) has launched a new survey to better understand how local churches and fellowships are working together. They would love you to take a few minutes to add your voice.The survey has been devised to ...

  • BCM has produced three Easter booklets for children
    7 March 2018 BCM has produced three Easter booklets for children

    BCM has produced three Easter booklets for children available to order.An Officer’s Taleis for children aged approximately 8 to 12 years old telling the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection and with intricate colouring-in pages. ...

  • New FE Chaplaincy Support for West Midlands Region
    7 March 2018 New FE Chaplaincy Support for West Midlands Region

    The West Midlands region has a new part time chaplaincy development worker from 1 January 2018. Phil Metcalf has recently worked as an FE college chaplain. His brief is to develop chaplaincy in FE colleges ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Reimagining Britain
    5 March 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​Reimagining Britain

    Freezing weather in Britain is temporary. We endure it in the hope that Spring is just around the corner. Archbishop Justin Welby's new book, 'Reimagining Britain', is subtitled 'Foundations for Hope'. In it he describes ...

  • ​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 ...