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  • ​Supporting Food Banks at Advent
    18 October 2017 ​Supporting Food Banks at Advent

    Mike Claridge, Minister at The Cotteridge Church, has produced Advent material linking lectionary readings with suggested donations of items that Food Banks need. There is a suggestion for each year of the three year lectionary.The ...

  • ​Black History Month marked with a celebration service
    17 October 2017 ​Black History Month marked with a celebration service

    Black History Month was marked with a celebration service to honour the contribution of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Anglicans in the Church of England Birmingham.Present were the very Revd Matt Thomson Dean of Birmingham ...

  • LYCiG Conference September 2017
    4 October 2017 LYCiG Conference September 2017

    Our second Leading your Church into Growth (LyCiG) Conference took place on 15-17 September 2017 at the DeVere Staverton hotel, courtesy of the Church Commissioners. Lay and clergy representatives from 18 parish churches were treated to three ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Walking
    4 October 2017 Bishop's Comment: Walking

    For most of history humans have travelled on foot. Drawing water, herding cattle, ploughing, visiting, fleeing or fighting were all step by step in the open air. Jesus is recorded as walking everywhere with the ...

  • Introducing the Growing Younger Schools Project Manager
    4 October 2017 Introducing the Growing Younger Schools Project Manager

    In this new blog from the Growing Younger Team, Ruth Hassall introduces a new team member focused on helping churches engage with their local schools.Over these last few days Prayer Spaces in Schools have occupied ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    3 October 2017 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Paul DayBishop’s Permission to Officiate, Diocese of BirminghamTo be: Associate Priest, Shirley, Diocese of Birmingham (10 December 2017)The Revd Richard Parish TuckerRetiredTo be: Bishop’s Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Birmingham (29 ...

  • Black History Month
    19 September 2017 Black History Month

    St Michael’s Church Handsworth invite you to join them to celebrate and commemorate Black History Month, with their series of eventsCoffee MorningSaturday 7th October, 9.30amGuest speaker – Rev Dr Carlton Turner, BAME Anglican Tutor, Queens Foundation, ...

  • ​BCM’s Christmas ToyLink Project
    12 September 2017 ​BCM’s Christmas ToyLink Project

    Every Christmas BCM distributes gifts to over 2,500 children in our city who would otherwise not receive presents. It is a mammoth task that relies on the generosity of many people who give toys, energy ...

  • ​National Interfaith Week 12-19 November 2017
    6 September 2017 ​National Interfaith Week 12-19 November 2017

    National Interfaith Week this year will take place Sunday 12 - 19 November 2017. Last year was a bumper year with over 500 people participating in 21 activities around the city and its environs (click here ...

  • ​The Royal Maundy Service at Windsor
    6 September 2017 ​The Royal Maundy Service at Windsor

    Bishop David has been invited to nominate four people over the age of 70 who have given outstanding Christian service to attend the Royal Maundy Service on Thursday 29 March 2018 at St George’s Chapel, ...

  • Journey of the Magi – A festive, witty and thoroughly Christmassy event for your church
    5 September 2017 Journey of the Magi – A festive, witty and thoroughly Christmassy event for your church

    LAST FEW DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2017Including Friday 1st, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December.This critically acclaimed production is set to be a spectacular part of Christmas celebrations for the 21st year running! With sparkle and ...

  • ​Bishop’s Comment: Leaving the front door open
    4 September 2017 ​Bishop’s Comment: Leaving the front door open

    I knew briefly one of my Great Grandmothers. I remember her looking quite Victorian with her neat, white-haired bun and seated by her old-fashioned range. But the most striking thing looking back was that this ...

  • Harvest in Malawi
    31 August 2017 Harvest in Malawi

    In this season of Harvest, most of us in the UK are not in the fields gathering or gleaning, but with our families and friends, giving thanks for God’s plentiful gifts. As we celebrate and ...

  • ​Open the Book Training – Urban Pilot Scheme
    31 August 2017 ​Open the Book Training – Urban Pilot Scheme

    Open the Book began in 1999 and now regularly reaches over half a million children with classic Bible stories during Collective Worship (often referred to as assemblies). Open the Book teams are made up of ...

  • Pilgrimage to Oberammergau 2020
    29 August 2017 Pilgrimage to Oberammergau 2020

    Come and join the people of Moseley on this pilgrimage as we travel by luxury coach across Europe. The coach is full-size but only has 40 seats so there is plenty of room. Depart and ...

  • Christians In Practice - Launch Event
    29 August 2017 Christians In Practice - Launch Event

    Over the last year Saltley Trust have been researching how Christians link their faith with their participation in community life.It's taken them to 32 churches - including 12 in CofE Birmingham - surveying and interviewing ...

  • ​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 ...