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  • ​Urban Estates Mission Enabler
    15 August 2017 ​Urban Estates Mission Enabler

    We are pleased to let you know that Andy Delmege is taking on the part-time role of Urban Estates Mission Enabler, working in Paula Gooder’s new Mission Learning and Development Team. Andy will also continue ...

  • ​Talking about ‘sexting’
    8 August 2017 ​Talking about ‘sexting’

    Young people are increasingly sending explicit messages and ‘sexting’ online. A survey by the NSPCC in 2016 reported that between 15 and 40% of teenagers have at some point been involved in so called 'sexting'.Many ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Flourishing Under Pressure
    1 August 2017 Bishop's Comment: Flourishing Under Pressure

    Photo: Bishop David with Elder Fu, Chairman of the National Three Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM)/China Christian Council (CCC)I have been travelling briefly in China and India, the world's two most populous countries. The traditions in society ...

  • New Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands Team Appointed
    1 August 2017 New Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands Team Appointed

    Photo (Left to Right): Ven Dr David Lee, Revd Emma Sykes, Revd Paul HintonThe Venerable Dr David Lee, a former Director of Mission here in Birmingham, is to take on a part-time lead role as Acting ...

  • Tim Hughes wins Archbishop's Award for Worship
    31 July 2017 Tim Hughes wins Archbishop's Award for Worship

    Revd Tim Hughes, Vicar at St Luke's, Gas Street, has been awarded the Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship. The awards were personally presented by Archbishop Justin Welby last month at a ceremony in Lambeth Palace. They recognise ...

  • New Retirement Officer: The Revd Canon Rob Morris
    28 July 2017 New Retirement Officer: The Revd Canon Rob Morris

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Retirement Officer for the Church of England – Birmingham, the Revd Canon Rob Morris. Rob is no stranger to Birmingham, having spent the majority of ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    26 July 2017 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Keith ClaringbullBishop’s Permission to Officiate, Diocese of BirminghamTo resign from this position (30 September 2017)The Revd Canon Rob MorrisBishop’s Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Birmingham; Honorary Canon Emeritus of Birmingham CathedralTo ...

  • Catherine Grylls New Warden of Readers
    20 July 2017 Catherine Grylls New Warden of Readers

    Revd Canon Catherine Grylls has been appointed as the new Warden of Readers for the Church of England - Birmingham. The Warden of Readers is appointed by the Bishop and has general oversight of over 200 ...

  • Outstanding at Lady K Temple Balsall!!
    17 July 2017 Outstanding at Lady K Temple Balsall!!

    A report by the Revd Kathy Lloyd Roberts, Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson:I am truly delighted to be able to tell you all that our Care Home here at Temple Balsall, Lady ...

  • Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples: 3D
    4 July 2017 Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples: 3D

    The 3D Course will be taking place in venues all over the diocese, starting in September with weekly meetings in a small group with a tutor. Brochures and application forms are now ready – ask ...

  • Bishop's Message: ​Trust
    4 July 2017 Bishop's Message: ​Trust

    Jesus' invitation to 'Believe in God, believe also in me' (John 14:1) becomes real in the response of women and men kneeling for ordination as deacons or priests.This past weekend I prayed that the Holy ...

  • Faithful Friends: on tour, online and on a mission
    3 July 2017 Faithful Friends: on tour, online and on a mission

    In the shadow of recent events which seek to divide and segregate our communities; horrific terror attacks, rising Islamophobia and division between faiths, Faithful Friends aims to build a community of reconciliation in Sandwell, Smethwick ...

  • ​New resource available for churches
    28 June 2017 ​New resource available for churches

    Student Christian Movement (SCM) has published a 'Welcoming Students to your Church' resource, which is designed to help churches reach out to and support students during their time at university. Inside you’ll find the key ...

  • Mission Apprentice Celebration Day 2017
    27 June 2017 Mission Apprentice Celebration Day 2017

    On Friday the 23rd of June 2017 a day of celebration took place at St George's, Newtown in recognition of the work of the Mission Apprentices (MAs) over the last 2 years. Helena Kittle (Head ...

  • 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 ...