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  • ​West Midlands FE Chaplaincy
    17 January 2019 ​West Midlands FE Chaplaincy

    2018 Report2018 has been a very successful first year for the project. During the year I have been working with: six FE colleges across eight campuses welcoming 11 new chaplains to support students and staff. ...

  • Spotlight on ..... Joel Wilson, Digital Content Producer
    10 January 2019 Spotlight on ..... Joel Wilson, Digital Content Producer

    What does a Digital Content Producer do?I do many things: filmmaking, photography, graphic design, website updates, responding to all kind of communications & media queries from people involved in church life, press queries, equipment training, ...

  • Salt Network
    3 January 2019 Salt Network

    The Bishop of Birmingham, The Right Reverend David Urquhart and Christian Aid joined with business leaders from across the West Midlands on Monday evening (Nov 26th) to celebrate the launch of a new business network ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    3 January 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Maureen DewTo hold: Permission to Officiate, Diocese of Birmingham (11 September 2018)The Revd Canon Julian FrancisVicar, Edgbaston St George with St Michael; one of the Bishop of Birmingham’s Ecumenical Advisers; Diocesan Commissary, Diocese ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight
    2 January 2019 Bishop's Comment: ​The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight

    A toddler runs along and jumps up not so much for a cuddle as to see if the phone you are using to text or read online news can be requisitioned for his video entertainment.The ...

  • ​Women and Leadership Course 2019-20
    19 December 2018 ​Women and Leadership Course 2019-20

    An opportunity for stimulating, challenging and enriching postgraduate study at The Queen’s Foundation, BirminghamWorking with skilled and expert theologians and practitioners, leading to the award of a Post-Graduate Certificate in Theology and Transformative Practice from ...

  • ​Rhiannon King – new appointment
    11 December 2018 ​Rhiannon King – new appointment

    We are delighted to announce that the Revd Rhiannon King has been appointed as Archdeacon of Ipswich, a post she will be taking up in the Spring.Rhiannon will be heading up a new initiative, 'Inspiring Ipswich’. ...

  • #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure
    7 December 2018 #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure

    An elaborate Nativity board game? Check. A rap version of the story of the Magi? Check. A kid angel? Check. We invite you to join the original star followers on their journey to Bethlehem. The music video ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’
    5 December 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’

    ‘Unknown unknowns’ is a phrase used in strategic studies. It might as well be used for Westminster politics as we ponder Brexit debate outcomes.People of faith are used to dealing with certainty and uncertainty, with ...

  • Announcement of new Ecumenical Advisers
    4 December 2018 Announcement of new Ecumenical Advisers

    The Bishop welcomes the Revd Mike Claridge and the Revd Julian Francis (also Interim Archdeacon) as his new Ecumenical Advisers. They take over from the Revd Nick Parker.The Revd Mike ClaridgeMike Claridge is Minister of ...

  • ​School children and their families to help #WrapupBrum tip record donations
    27 November 2018 ​School children and their families to help #WrapupBrum tip record donations

    Wylde Green Primary School to spearhead donations of coats and warm clothing for the homeless community and those in need.Youngsters at Wylde Green Primary School will be gathering coats, warm jackets, scarves, socks, gloves and ...

  • Eco Diocese Award
    26 November 2018 Eco Diocese Award

    On 14 September 2016 Bishop David registered our intent to become an Eco Diocese. Now, just over two years on, we are the third diocese to gain the Bronze Eco Diocese Award, being very narrowly pipped ...

  • Heart & Soul Radio Show
    22 November 2018 Heart & Soul Radio Show

    Christian Music Ministries would like to thank all those who have listened to our internet radio show – Heart & Soul – on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. Do continue to tune in. It features Christian ...

  • Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders
    20 November 2018 Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders

    The Bishop of Birmingham and Christian Aid are inviting Christian business leaders from across the West Midlands to join them to explore how they can develop more values based businesses which have human flourishing and ...

  • Seeds of Inspiration
    20 November 2018 Seeds of Inspiration

    Saturday 27th October saw a turnout of over 100 for our first C of E Birmingham church planting conference. Based at St. Luke's Gas Street, we welcomed many visitors from our parishes as well as those from eight ...

  • People & Places: Supporting Church Buildings
    14 November 2018 People & Places: Supporting Church Buildings

    People & Places (P&P) is a new framework for church leadership, ministry and mission. Open and accessible places of worship that provide welcome, worship and mission for the whole of their communities will play a ...

  • Bishop’s Youth Synod – September 2018
    7 November 2018 Bishop’s Youth Synod – September 2018

    On Saturday 22nd September, young people and youth workers from parishes across Church of England Birmingham gathered for the third meeting of the Bishop’s Youth Synod. This meeting was the first held at Bishop’s Croft; ...

  • Christmas Toylink: delivering toys at Christmas
    5 November 2018 Christmas Toylink: delivering toys at Christmas

    Every Christmas Birmingham City Mission gives gifts to 3,000 children in our city. Many of these children would otherwise not receive Christmas presents. With the generosity of Birmingham’s people the BCM Christmas toy distribution to ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Two weddings, a funeral and a birth
    5 November 2018 Bishop's Comment: Two weddings, a funeral and a birth

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...and be thankful”Colossians chapter 3 verse 15Four life-events in two weeks were all ordered and blessed with emotions ranging from sadness to wonder woven through with joy. ...

  • National Interfaith Week
    31 October 2018 National Interfaith Week

    National Interfaith Week Launch - Fri 9th NovNational Interfaith Week, this year occurs between Sun 11th and Sun 18th November, for which the Birmingham Council of Faiths is again coordinating the Birmingham programme. The aims ...