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  • 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. ...

  • Appointment Announcement
    14 March 2017 Appointment Announcement

    New Director of Mission Learning and DevelopmentWe are delighted to announce that Canon Dr Paula Gooder has been appointed as our new Director of Mission Learning and Development. Paula will be known to many of ...

  • Hidden Treasure Taizé Birmingham
    13 March 2017 Hidden Treasure Taizé Birmingham

    It is just under seven weeks until Hidden Treasure Taizé Birmingham begins. So far we have received registrations from seventeen different countries, the most exotic so far being from a Lutheran church in the arctic ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    28 February 2017 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Richard TuckerVicar, St Columba, Sutton Coldfield, and Malawi Partnership Officer, Diocese of BirminghamTo retire from this position (May 2017)The Revd Elaine KingAssistant Curate, Christ Church, Ward EndTo be: Associate Priest (SSM), the Cathedral ...

  • Malawi 50th Appeal - one last push!
    28 February 2017 Malawi 50th Appeal - one last push!

    Our 50th anniversary appeal to get a classroom block built in each of the four dioceses in Malawi has almost reached its target, thanks to generous giving by parishes, schools and other well-wishers. The latest ...

  • Bishop's Comment: New classrooms in Malawi
    28 February 2017 Bishop's Comment: New classrooms in Malawi

    At the beginning of April I will be making my first visit to Malawi. As part of this visit I shall be visiting one of the schools receiving a new classroom block which has been ...

  • ​Hidden Treasure Meeting
    27 February 2017 ​Hidden Treasure Meeting

    We are delighted that the churches in Birmingham, together with ecumenical Taize community, are preparing to welcome young people from across Europe for the Hidden Treasure meeting: 28th April - 1st May 2017.So far over ...

  • ​National Interfaith Week 2016 - Birmingham Final Report
    27 February 2017 ​National Interfaith Week 2016 - Birmingham Final Report

    The 2016 programme built on the experience of the previous year with a total of 21 events in a slightly extended week, most of which were organised by different faith bodies in membership or association ...

  • ​Opportunity for Youth Engagement
    21 February 2017 ​Opportunity for Youth Engagement

    Around our diocese are a number of Air Training Corps squadrons (linked of course to the RAF) – and some are looking for chaplains.Nationally there are ATC 45,000 cadets and about 15,000 adult volunteers working ...

  • Lady Katherine Housing & Care
    13 February 2017 Lady Katherine Housing & Care

    The Court Of Lady Katherine LevesonSheltered Housing: Live independently with added support on siteResidential Care: Have your personal care needs met in a truly unique and vibrant Care HomeRespite Care: Come and have a short break with us ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Friendship Across Divides
    31 January 2017 Bishop's Comment: ​Friendship Across Divides

    In response to a world of conflict and mistrust, a community founded by a small group of religious brothers has been living out a message of reconciliation between people and nations. The community has grown, ...

  • Bolivia Birmingham Link: Bishop David prepares for intercultural trip in March
    24 January 2017 Bolivia Birmingham Link: Bishop David prepares for intercultural trip in March

    Over the last few years an exciting link has been developing between Birmingham and the South American country of Bolivia. It was a blessing to receive a group from Bolivia last year and trips from ...

  • ​Clean sweep at Birmingham Cathedral as they support local social enterprise
    23 January 2017 ​Clean sweep at Birmingham Cathedral as they support local social enterprise

    One of the oldest buildings in the city, Birmingham Cathedral, is also showing great community spirit by employing a member of the Jericho Cleaning social enterprise to keep the Cathedral immaculate in the new year.Built ...

  • Walking for the Hughes Syndrome Foundation
    19 January 2017 Walking for the Hughes Syndrome Foundation

    Phil and Christine Godfrey from St Helen's, Solihull, enjoyed 42 happy years of marriage, and spent many holidays walking around the British Isles and Austria, including some fifteen Long Distance Footpaths.Sadly, Christine passed away in January 2015 ...

  • Lent Resources for 2017
    17 January 2017 Lent Resources for 2017

    There are lots of great resources available to use during Lent. We've compiled a list of some of them below.The Big Pancake Party 2017All across this country there are families who struggle to put food on ...

  • ECO Diocese follow up
    17 January 2017 ECO Diocese follow up

    At an official launch on 20th October Bishop David signed to commit the Birmingham diocese to aspire to be an Eco diocese, having done so previously at a national meeting on 14th September.So far Birmingham ...