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  • ​Introduction to Further Education Chaplaincy Videos
    9 December 2019 ​Introduction to Further Education Chaplaincy Videos

    Did you know that 2.2 million people in England are studying and training at a Further Education or Sixth Form College? Did you know that FE and Sixth Form colleges educate a higher proportion of ...

  • ​Anna Chaplaincy
    9 December 2019 ​Anna Chaplaincy

    Named after the faithful widow Anna, who appears with Simeon in Luke’s gospel, Anna Chaplaincy is non-judgemental, person centred spiritual care for older people of all faiths and none. In June 2019, Anna Chaplaincy began ...

  • ​Building work begins on Brand New School!
    9 December 2019 ​Building work begins on Brand New School!

    On the 11 November 2019 work officially began on the building of Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy. To officially kick things off we held a 'ground breaking ceremony' to commemorate the moment. Bishop David ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    4 December 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Hazel WhiteAssociate Vicar, Moseley, St Mary & St Anne, Diocese of BirminghamTo be: Vicar, Selly Oak, St Mary, Diocese of Birmingham (9 February 2020)The Revd Kathy EvansVicar of the United Benefice of Oldbury, ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Take up your cross
    4 December 2019 Bishop's Comment: Take up your cross

    Which is easier to say, take up your cross or write down your cross?This General Election I have been asked more often than in any other by individuals to discuss their dilemma about where to ...

  • ​P&P: A great start to the new year!
    3 December 2019 ​P&P: A great start to the new year!

    The new church year got off to a great start in Erdington on Advent Sunday 1 December. Over 150 people gathered with Bishop David to launch the new Deanery of Aston and Sutton Coldfield and ...

  • ​Full-time Area Dean of Handsworth & Central
    3 December 2019 ​Full-time Area Dean of Handsworth & Central

    The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Douglas Machiridza as the first full-time Area Dean of the new deanery of Handsworth and Central, subject to satisfactory completion of the ...

  • ​Discipleship and Servant Leadership: What do you think really matters?
    28 November 2019 ​Discipleship and Servant Leadership: What do you think really matters?

    Everyone is being invited to take part in a big survey of discipleship and servant leadership between now and 30 January. Can you help shape the vision to make more, and more confident, disciples?By looking ...

  • ​Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020: Service & Devotional Resources
    20 November 2019 ​Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020: Service & Devotional Resources

    Materials for a service marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 18th to 25th January 2020, are now available. The theme is “Unusual Kindness”.Click to download the PDF.The service is well suited to involve ...

  • United in Prayer: #pray24brum in 2020
    20 November 2019 United in Prayer: #pray24brum in 2020

    Now in its 6th year, #pray24brum is an established part of the Churches Together calendar and offers a wonderful opportunity to begin the year united in prayer and praise with those from diverse Christian traditions ...

  • The Paper Issue #1 Now Online
    15 November 2019 The Paper Issue #1 Now Online

    The first edition of The Paper, our 16-page newspaper, is now available to read online HERE.Each edition includes faith stories, punchy essays and practical ideas to equip communities and individuals for everyday life and ministry. We’re ...

  • Book now for Growing With God
    13 November 2019 Book now for Growing With God

    Growing With God: Journeying Together – Saturday 7th March 2020!Growing with God is our annual celebration and training day for everyone involved in mission and ministry with children, families and young people.This year we will be exploring the ...

  • ​Prayer for the National Crisis in Bolivia
    12 November 2019 ​Prayer for the National Crisis in Bolivia

    CofE Birmingham has a growing link with the Anglican Church in Bolivia. It is rooted in prayer, episcopal friendship, exchange in mission and ministry and mutual cultural understanding. Bishop David asks everyone to join him ...

  • Spend a night out in a cardboard box
    11 November 2019 Spend a night out in a cardboard box

    On Friday 28th February, spend a night out in a cardboard box to raise money for BCM’s work with the homeless in our city – and find out what it’s really like to sleep rough.Sleepout ...

  • Birmingham City Mission's Christmas appeal
    11 November 2019 Birmingham City Mission's Christmas appeal

    Christmas is a time when ‘home’ becomes a special place. Somewhere that feels secure and safe. Smells that waft from the kitchen bring back memories of our childhood. The laughter and hugs that are given ...

  • BCM Reverse Advent Calendar
    11 November 2019 BCM Reverse Advent Calendar

    Birmingham City Mission has produced a BCM Reverse Advent Calendar to help stock up the shelves at their food bank. The idea is, rather than (or as well as!) treating yourself every day through Advent, give ...

  • Appointment of a new Diocesan Secretary
    7 November 2019 Appointment of a new Diocesan Secretary

    The Bishop of Birmingham and the Chair of the Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance (BDBF) are delighted to announce, after an extensive recruitment and discernment process, the appointment of a new Diocesan Secretary from 1st ...

  • ​Parishes can now invest their savings fossil-free
    5 November 2019 ​Parishes can now invest their savings fossil-free

    Many of our parishes have been accustomed to investing their savings with the CBF (Central Board of Finance) Church of England Funds, and a number of us have been concerned that those investments should not ...

  • Bishop's Comment:  Words of eternal life
    5 November 2019 Bishop's Comment: Words of eternal life

    Words similar to those of the prophet Isaiah can be expected ‘in a Manifesto near you’ any time soon, “Behold I create new heavens and a new earth”, with the spin-doctors’ line following, “and the ...

  • 50th anniversary of women being admitted to Reader ministry
    4 November 2019 50th anniversary of women being admitted to Reader ministry

    A service to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women being admitted to Reader ministry was held in Birmingham Cathedral on the evening of 21st July this year. Bishop David officiated and Canon Dr Paula Gooder ...