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  • Birmingham Cathedral decked in red for Christian Aid Week
    16 May 2017 Birmingham Cathedral decked in red for Christian Aid Week

    Christian Aid Week started on Sunday 14th May with services all over the city, including a special service at the Cathedral. While hundreds of churches across Birmingham will be sending out supporters to collect house ...

  • Prayers for Ordinations
    15 May 2017 Prayers for Ordinations

    Your prayers are asked for:Those to be ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Birmingham on Sunday 2nd July and the parishes in which they will serve:Ben Cook - St John, WalmleySarah Cooper - St John, ...

  • ​A New Dean for Birmingham Cathedral
    8 May 2017 ​A New Dean for Birmingham Cathedral

    The Revd Canon Matt Thompson announced as the next Dean of Birmingham CathedralThe Bishop of Birmingham has approved the appointment of The Revd Canon Matt Thompson as the next Dean of Birmingham. His appointment follows ...

  • A New Dean for Birmingham Cathedral
    7 May 2017 A New Dean for Birmingham Cathedral

    The Revd Canon Matt Thompson, currently Vicar of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester, will be the new Dean of Birmingham, it was announced today. Matt, who will take up the role in September, said: ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    2 May 2017 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Penny HarrisonVicar, Marston Green, St Leonard, Diocese of BirminghamTo be also: Bishop’s Adviser for Funeral Ministry (Aston Archdeaconry), (and remaining Vicar, Marston Green, St Leonard) (1 May 2017)The Revd Becky StephensAssistant Curate, Coleshill and MaxstokeTo ...

  • Bishop's Comment: The General Election
    2 May 2017 Bishop's Comment: The General Election

    Brenda from Bristol gave viewers fifteen seconds of amusement with her “Not another one!” on the announcement of the General Election, but her dismay was depressing.‘Going to the country’ for a fresh mandate to form a ...

  • Theological Reading Group
    25 April 2017 Theological Reading Group

    The group is to discuss “The Humility of God: a Franciscan Perspective” by Ilia Delio, published by Franciscan media, Cincinnati, Ohioin 2005.Ilia looks at the theology of the humility of God in a world of ...

  • ​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 ...

  • 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 ...