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  • Special Service Marks the Relocation of Beloved Daughters' Memorial
    16 October 2019 Special Service Marks the Relocation of Beloved Daughters' Memorial

    On Tuesday 22nd October 2019 Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE and Miss Beverly Thomas are taking part in a thanksgiving service at Aston Parish Church marking the relocation of a memorial for their teenage daughters, Letisha ...

  • Follow the Star…
    3 October 2019 Follow the Star…

    Follow the Star……………“It was the star that first caught their attention. It was the star that shone out announcing to the world; Jesus is Here. It was the star that prompted them to make that ...

  • Encouraging Debate
    3 October 2019 Encouraging Debate

    At a political level there is a strong sense both in Parliament and Party Conferences that “the time is out of joint” and a frantic search for someone or something “to set it right”. Amongst ...

  • CofE Birmingham’s first full-time Area Dean
    16 September 2019 CofE Birmingham’s first full-time Area Dean

    The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Ann Richardson as the first full-time Area Dean of the new deanery of Aston & Sutton Coldfield. The deanery came into being ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Westminster 3rd September
    5 September 2019 Bishop's Comment: ​Westminster 3rd September

    Westminster 3rd September The noisy protestors cannot be heard behind the scaffolded walls of the Parliament building. Inside on the green benches a Prime Minister is defeated and his Party diminished. In the House of Lords there ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    3 September 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Rachel Hill-BrownSSM Assistant Priest, Dorridge and Bentley Heath, Diocese of BirminghamTo be also: Chaplain, University Hospitals Birmingham, Diocese of Birmingham (3 June 2019)The Revd Siobhan BridgeAssistant Curate St Barnabas Erdington, Diocese of BirminghamTo ...

  • ​The Royal Maundy Service 2020
    2 September 2019 ​The Royal Maundy Service 2020

    Bishop David has been invited to nominate two people (one man, one woman) over the age of 70 who have given longstanding exemplary Christian service within the community to attend the Royal Maundy Service in ...

  • ​Introducing Parish Mission Support
    2 September 2019 ​Introducing Parish Mission Support

    Who are the Parish Mission Support Team?Following an internal restructure earlier this year, the newly formed Parish Mission Support Team are available to serve CofEB Parishes across the Diocese. Led by Liz Dumain, the team carries ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Holiday Time
    6 August 2019 Bishop's Comment: Holiday Time

    Bishop David has just returned from a visit to the Scottish Highlands. He writes:‘My heart’s in the highlands’ wrote Robbie Burns as a reminder of wide open spaces, hills and lochs, deer and eagles, pure air and refreshing ...

  • Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples
    5 August 2019 Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples

    Places on this year’s 3D Course are filling up fast! If you want to join a 3D group starting in September, please ask your vicar for one of the booklets that have been sent to ...

  • Celebrating Church and Community: Better Together
    31 July 2019 Celebrating Church and Community: Better Together

    Churches and communities thrive when engaged with each other. Results from a survey* show that our local parish churches are out in front in making community engagement an integral part of vision, mission and worship.The report ...

  • 3,500 pink scarves
    22 July 2019 3,500 pink scarves

    At Christmas a team from Jaguar Landrover came to Birmingham City Mission (BCM) to help deliver sacks of presents to families. Later, one of the volunteers contacted us to see if we could help him. ...

  • Spree Weekends for youth groups
    22 July 2019 Spree Weekends for youth groups

    Just 3 miles east of Bromsgrove you’ll find outdoor activity centre Blackwell Court. For one weekend in July 380 young people and their youth leaders descend on it for an event known as Spree.Spree weekends ...

  • Andrew Halstead to retire as Diocesan Secretary
    17 July 2019 Andrew Halstead to retire as Diocesan Secretary

    We would like to inform you that Andrew Halstead will be retiring at the end of this year. We are grateful for his many years of service as Diocesan Secretary. Andrew took up the position in 2011 and ...

  • Lives not Knives - A Resource for Churches
    16 July 2019 Lives not Knives - A Resource for Churches

    Pauline Weaver from the Kings Norton Team has put together a resource pack for churches wanting to engage with the knife crime issue in our city region. We are asking every church in the City to promote ...

  • Happy Healthy Holidays: Birmingham's biggest free holiday programme
    15 July 2019 Happy Healthy Holidays: Birmingham's biggest free holiday programme

    Get 5-16yr olds registered for Birmingham's biggest free holiday programme ... activities, life skills and great summer meals across 218 venuesClubs run 4 hours x 4 days x 4 weeks Varied programme for kids and teens ...

  • St Edburgha’s church delighted with roof repair and exhibition centre grant
    8 July 2019 St Edburgha’s church delighted with roof repair and exhibition centre grant

    St Edburgha’s Church, parts of which date back over 800 years, making it one of the oldest churches in the Midlands has received initial support* of £29,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Roof Repairs ...

  • Birmingham Churches: "There's No Planet B"
    8 July 2019 Birmingham Churches: "There's No Planet B"

    Churches around Birmingham are facing the challenges of climate change together.On Saturday 29 June people from across the city came together to learn about how global warming is already affecting our world, and to say ...

  • Readers as teachers of the faith
    3 July 2019 Readers as teachers of the faith

    It was on 7th May 1969 that Canon Law in the Church of England was changed to make it clear that women and men could be admitted and licensed as Readers. Readers are lay people ...

  • Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter
    3 July 2019 Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter

    The Church of England has published social media advice aimed at tackling offensive behaviour and misleading content and encouraging a positive atmosphere for online conversations.The guidelines encourage positive engagement across all national social media accounts ...