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  • Cyclone Idai hits Southern Malawi
    19 March 2019 Cyclone Idai hits Southern Malawi

    As has been widely reported in the media, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Southern Malawi have been hit by a calamitous cyclone in recent days. What has been less widely reported is that, only a week prior ...

  • ​P&P update
    5 March 2019 ​P&P update

    Back in January we shared the good news that The Church of England Strategic Investment Board was very impressed with the radical nature of our People & Places (P&P) plans and have awarded us a ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    5 March 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Ven Paul TaylorArchdeacon Emeritus of Sherborne, Diocese of SalisburyTo be also: PTO, Diocese of Birmingham (1 March 2019)The Revd Sarah HayesAssociate Vicar, St Germain’s EdgbastonTo be: Incumbent, St Germain’s Edgbaston (14 March 2019)The Revd ...

  • The earth is the Lord’s
    5 March 2019 The earth is the Lord’s

    The Chairman of a famous mining company sent me a useful drawing of an urban landscape with houses, roads, vehicles and people all labelled with metals and minerals in daily use. Copper water piping, platinum ...

  • Thy Kingdom Come - 30 May–9 June 2019
    4 March 2019 Thy Kingdom Come - 30 May–9 June 2019

    As you may know, Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement inviting Christians around the world to commit a special week to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.Many parishes participated in ...

  • On Yer Bike, Global Warming…
    28 February 2019 On Yer Bike, Global Warming…

    Could you cycle as many miles as you have years?... Read on to see why 76 year old John is hoping to cycle at least 76 miles to raise money for a climate justice.It was ...

  • Container lorry to Malawi 2019
    18 February 2019 Container lorry to Malawi 2019

    For the last 14 years, a container lorry has taken items donated by people in Birmingham from here to Malawi. This year the lorry is to be loaded on Saturday 18th May. The address for ...

  • Jenny Tomlinson announced as new Archdeacon of Birmingham
    10 February 2019 Jenny Tomlinson announced as new Archdeacon of Birmingham

    The Bishop of Birmingham is excited to announce the appointment of a new Archdeacon of Birmingham. ReverendCanon Jenny Tomlinson, currently Mission and Ministry Adviser for the Colchester Episcopal Area, will take up the post from ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Feast and Famine
    6 February 2019 Bishop's Comment: ​Feast and Famine

    BBC TV ‘News at Ten’ in January led on the possibility of a shortage of fresh vegetables in the UK. Uncertainty of this kind can lead to a build up of anxiety and even fear. ...

  • ​Independent living, sheltered accommodation and residential care in a Christian setting
    5 February 2019 ​Independent living, sheltered accommodation and residential care in a Christian setting

    Independent living, sheltered accommodation and residential care in a Christian setting at Lady Katherine Housing and Care.Come and live in a beautiful setting, with access to church services either in St. Mary’s or within the ...

  • Announcement: Care of Churches Officer
    5 February 2019 Announcement: Care of Churches Officer

    We are delighted to let you know that Ben Smith, currently our Historic Places of Worship Support Officer, has been appointed as Care of Churches Officer. Ben will take up this role on 20 February 2019. ...

  • Volunteers needed at Birmingham City Mission
    21 January 2019 Volunteers needed at Birmingham City Mission

    Volunteer visitors needed for BCM’s ElderLink project in east Birmingham, in particular male visitors, to visit, befriend, assist and encourage elderly clients in their homes or in hospital. Click here for more about ElderLink.A volunteer van ...

  • ​West Midlands FE Chaplaincy
    17 January 2019 ​West Midlands FE Chaplaincy

    2018 Report2018 has been a very successful first year for the project. During the year I have been working with: six FE colleges across eight campuses welcoming 11 new chaplains to support students and staff. ...

  • Spotlight on ..... Joel Wilson, Digital Content Producer
    10 January 2019 Spotlight on ..... Joel Wilson, Digital Content Producer

    What does a Digital Content Producer do?I do many things: filmmaking, photography, graphic design, website updates, responding to all kind of communications & media queries from people involved in church life, press queries, equipment training, ...

  • Salt Network
    3 January 2019 Salt Network

    The Bishop of Birmingham, The Right Reverend David Urquhart and Christian Aid joined with business leaders from across the West Midlands on Monday evening (Nov 26th) to celebrate the launch of a new business network ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight
    2 January 2019 Bishop's Comment: ​The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight

    A toddler runs along and jumps up not so much for a cuddle as to see if the phone you are using to text or read online news can be requisitioned for his video entertainment.The ...

  • ​Women and Leadership Course 2019-20
    19 December 2018 ​Women and Leadership Course 2019-20

    An opportunity for stimulating, challenging and enriching postgraduate study at The Queen’s Foundation, BirminghamWorking with skilled and expert theologians and practitioners, leading to the award of a Post-Graduate Certificate in Theology and Transformative Practice from ...

  • ​Rhiannon King – new appointment
    11 December 2018 ​Rhiannon King – new appointment

    We are delighted to announce that the Revd Rhiannon King has been appointed as Archdeacon of Ipswich, a post she will be taking up in the Spring.Rhiannon will be heading up a new initiative, 'Inspiring Ipswich’. ...

  • #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure
    7 December 2018 #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure

    An elaborate Nativity board game? Check. A rap version of the story of the Magi? Check. A kid angel? Check. We invite you to join the original star followers on their journey to Bethlehem. The music video ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’
    5 December 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’

    ‘Unknown unknowns’ is a phrase used in strategic studies. It might as well be used for Westminster politics as we ponder Brexit debate outcomes.People of faith are used to dealing with certainty and uncertainty, with ...