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  • Introducing... Paula Gooder
    21 June 2017 Introducing... Paula Gooder

    Author, speaker, scholar, theologian: Canon Dr Paula Gooder has quite a few strings to her bow… Now she can add ‘Director of Mission Learning and Development’ to the mix as she joins us this month ...

  • ​A Statement from Birmingham Faith Leader’s Group
    20 June 2017 ​A Statement from Birmingham Faith Leader’s Group

    In the aftermath of the act of terror near Finsbury Park Mosque, LondonOur prayers today are with all those affected by the act of terror perpetrated by a lone individual, it appears, specifically against the ...

  • ​Birmingham Cathedral to remember Jo Cox MP with peace doves
    13 June 2017 ​Birmingham Cathedral to remember Jo Cox MP with peace doves

    St Philips to hold Great Get Together in Cathedral SquareIn celebration of Jo Cox MP’s belief that we have more in common, Birmingham Cathedral will be holding a Great Get Together Saturday 17th June 2017 ...

  • Jobs opportunities at Queen's
    13 June 2017 Jobs opportunities at Queen's

    Click here for details of two job opportunities at The Queen's Foundation:Accommodation and Conference ManagerCampus Facilities Manager

  • ​Journey of the Magi – A festive, witty and thoroughly Christmassy event for your church
    8 June 2017 ​Journey of the Magi – A festive, witty and thoroughly Christmassy event for your church

    Journey of the Magi – A festive, witty and thoroughly Christmassy event for your churchThis critically acclaimed production is set to be a spectacular part of Christmas celebrations for the 21st year running! With sparkle ...

  • ​Giant vote of thanks for Birmingham’s Police
    7 June 2017 ​Giant vote of thanks for Birmingham’s Police

    The Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Revd David Urquhart has presented a giant thank you card to officers at West Midlands Police following the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.Some 40 signatures were gathered at ...

  • Small adverts
    6 June 2017 Small adverts

    Individual collection boxesFree to a good home: approximately 2,400 flat-packed individual cardboard collection boxes (3½ boxes of around 700)! Ideal for Advent or Lent appeals / fundraising etc. Please contact Josephine Houghton (josephineh@cofebirmingham.com) to arrange ...

  • Bishop's Comment: a survival instinct
    6 June 2017 Bishop's Comment: a survival instinct

    Every one who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved Acts 2:21Human Beings have a strong survival instinct and yet are regarded as the most dangerous organism ever to inhabit planet earth. ...

  • The Shack - free church discussion booklet
    6 June 2017 The Shack - free church discussion booklet

    The Shack is coming to cinemas on 9th June. Damaris Media has produced a free church discussion booklet for the film, designed to help church groups engage with its themes, and reflecting on its portrayal ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    5 June 2017 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Canon Matt ThompsonVicar of Bolton, Diocese of ManchesterTo be: Dean, Cathedral Church of St Philip, Diocese of Birmingham (30 September 2017)The Revd David HowesRetiredTo be: Bishop’s Permission to Officiate (21 December 2016)The Revd ...

  • Government Communications to Faith Organisations
    25 May 2017 Government Communications to Faith Organisations

    Below are messages from the Departments of Communities and Local Government and from Amber Rudd at the Home Office. The message is simple. Keep on as normal but be vigilant and aware.You may have heard ...

  • Statement from Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group following the terrorist attack in Manchester
    25 May 2017 Statement from Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group following the terrorist attack in Manchester

    Please click here to read a statement from Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group following the terrorist attack in Manchester.

  • 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: ...

  • 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 ...