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  • ​Your last chance to join this year's Energy Basket
    24 April 2017 ​Your last chance to join this year's Energy Basket

    The deadline for joining the next Energy Basket is 1st May 2017, and supply will start on 1st October 2017.What can I do if my current energy contract is up before October 2017?Don't worry if ...

  • ​Launch of the Message Trust Higher Tour in the Midlands
    24 April 2017 ​Launch of the Message Trust Higher Tour in the Midlands

    The Higher Tour is an evangelistic event coming to the Midlands next year which aims to reach many thousands of young people with the message of Jesus!The Message is partnering with local churches to reach ...

  • The Edgbaston Sleep Out
    24 April 2017 The Edgbaston Sleep Out

    This Thursday, 27 April, Bishop David will be taking part in the Edgbaston Sleep Out at the Cricket Ground to raise funds for organisations such as St Basil’s and Thrive Together Birmingham to support their work with ...

  • Big Brum Cake Sale
    13 April 2017 Big Brum Cake Sale

    Could you hold a cake sale in June 2017 in aid of Birmingham City Mission?At work, home or school? At your parents and toddlers group or at church?Organising a Big Brum Cake Sale is a great ...

  • Vocations Sunday falls on 7th May
    13 April 2017 Vocations Sunday falls on 7th May

    We plan to mark the whole of May as Vocations Month. Please … Encourage people to attend the Signposts Course - www.cofe.io/SP17Preach on vocation in the broadest sense, encouraging people to use their God-given gifts in ministry ...

  • ​Explore the Easter Story
    13 April 2017 ​Explore the Easter Story

    Churches are working Together in Northfield to set up a trail of posters around the centre of Northfield to tell the story of Easter through art. ‘Easter is the most important festival in our faith. ...

  • Canon Faith Claringbull to step down as Director of Ordinands
    7 April 2017 Canon Faith Claringbull to step down as Director of Ordinands

    The Bishop of Birmingham announced today that Canon Faith Claringbull is stepping down after nearly 13 years as Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Dean of Women’s Ministry.She and her husband Keith will leave Birmingham in ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Bolivian Experience
    5 April 2017 Bishop's Comment: Bolivian Experience

    Seventeen days, twelve flights, five cities, four broadcasts, two sermons and a suitcase full of gifts made up an exhilarating mission tour to some of the highest inhabited places in the world. Wherever we landed ...

  • ​Archbishops to visit Spring Harvest as part of focus on unity
    3 April 2017 ​Archbishops to visit Spring Harvest as part of focus on unity

    The Archbishops of both Canterbury and York, the Most Reverends Justin Welby and John Sentamu, will be joining those attending this year’s Spring Harvest.The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby will be at the Butlins resort ...

  • ​Help for those affected by eating disorders
    3 April 2017 ​Help for those affected by eating disorders

    tastelife is a charity that aims to provide tools for recovery for those who struggle with eating disorders and their supporters.There is a genuine need to get help out to sufferers and carers of eating ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    29 March 2017 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Stephen PattisonPart time university lecturerTo be also: Bishop’s Permission to Officiate (March 2017)The Revd Peter SmithVicar, Holy Trinity in Ward End w Bordesley GreenTo be: Vicar, Penn Fields, Diocese of Lichfield (April 2017)The ...

  • Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Conference
    29 March 2017 Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Conference

    On a beautifully sunny Spring day, over 300 church leaders, ordained and lay, took their seats in St Barnabas Erdington’s airy nave to hear about what the next phase of Transforming Church had in store ...

  • The Queen's Foundation Annual Lecture 2017
    29 March 2017 The Queen's Foundation Annual Lecture 2017

    The 2017 Queen's Foundation Lecture is given by Revd Dr Alison Milbank, University of Nottingham, on Monday 8th May 2017 at St John's Church Harbourne, Birmingham. The title of the lecture is: 'The Anglican Mission ...

  • Shaping the Future
    28 March 2017 Shaping the Future

    On Saturday the 25 March clergy and lay leaders from across the Diocese met together at St Barnabas, Erdington to shape the future together. We had over 300 representatives from across the diocese, and together ...

  • Daily devotional readings
    27 March 2017 Daily devotional readings

    To celebrate 20 years, York Courses has produced a booklet of Daily Devotional Readings from Easter to Pentecost.A 48-page booklet with a thoughtful reading for every day from Easter to Pentecost (‘Whit Sunday’)£2.99 each, with free ...

  • Bishop David: “let us recommit to working together for a city that is safe, generous and kind.”
    23 March 2017 Bishop David: “let us recommit to working together for a city that is safe, generous and kind.”

    Having returned from Westminster to Birmingham I continue to be shocked and saddened by the attack in London and my thoughts and prayers are with all who are bereaved and injured. Here in Birmingham, I ...

  • Hospital chaplaincy offer vital aid to patients
    20 March 2017 Hospital chaplaincy offer vital aid to patients

    Sometimes patients in hospital need a little extra support when they are ready for discharge. Many spend weeks as an inpatient – so are likely to not have much food at home and no support ...

  • 3D Course for Developing Disciples
    14 March 2017 3D Course for Developing Disciples

    We are beginning to plan for the next session of the 3D course which will start in September 2017.If you feel your Parish would benefit from holding a course, please get in touch with us ...

  • Advent Ring needs new home
    14 March 2017 Advent Ring needs new home

    St Nicolas, King's Norton has an Advent ring that they can no longer use and hope that someone else can make use of it. It is in good condition and sits flat.Please contact Sylvia Fox sylviafox9@btinternet.com for details.

  • ​Easter booklets
    14 March 2017 ​Easter booklets

    This Easter Birmingham City Mission has produced a new booklet, An Officer's Tale, for children aged approximately 8 to 12 years old telling the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection and with intricate colouring-in pages. ...