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  • Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted
    21 June 2018 Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted

    Two Church of England schools are in the running to become Primary School of the year, as the 10th national School Awards take place in London on Friday night (22 June).Christ Church Primary School in ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    5 June 2018 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Canon Dr Matthew RhodesVicar, Maney St Peter and Honorary Canon of Birmingham CathedralTo be: Vicar, Ranmoor St John, and Area Dean of Hallam (Diocese of Sheffield)(17 September 2018) (Matthew’s last day in office ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Hanging by a Thread
    4 June 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​Hanging by a Thread

    One of the strongest images from Paris recently is of the four year old child being rescued from a high balcony by a man who has climbed up the outside of the building to save ...

  • Together for Hope Award
    29 May 2018 Together for Hope Award

    It all started in Sandwell... A group of eight friends from different faith backgrounds received the world's first Together for Hope award. Together for Hope is a sister organisation to Coventry Cathedral's Community of the Cross of Nails ...

  • Community Impact Day – Worship on the streets!
    21 May 2018 Community Impact Day – Worship on the streets!

    What is worship? When we leave the church building after most services we hear the call “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,” and we reply, “In the name of Christ, Amen.” What ...

  • Refugee Week 2018
    17 May 2018 Refugee Week 2018

    World-wide over 60 million people are recognised as refugees. In Syria alone, more than 11 million people have either been displaced, forced from their homes or killed as a result of conflict. The week beginning ...

  • First Anglican Bishop to Remember Srebrenica
    16 May 2018 First Anglican Bishop to Remember Srebrenica

    The Right Reverend David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham becomes the first Anglican Bishop in the UK to pay respect to the victims of Europe’s 1995 genocide in Srebrenica which has been described by the UN ...

  • Pray for Ordinations
    16 May 2018 Pray for Ordinations

    Ordination of PriestsOrdination to the Priesthood by the Bishop of Birmingham on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 1100 in the Cathedral Church of St Philip, BirminghamThe Revd Ben CookAssistant Curate, Walmley St John, Diocese of ...

  • Edgbaston Sleepout
    3 May 2018 Edgbaston Sleepout

    Last week, a team from the Church of England - Birmingham joined folk from across the city and slept out on concrete at Edgbaston Stadium to raise money for charities who work with the homeless. Our team ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Borders
    1 May 2018 Bishop's Comment: Borders

    The only national border that I have been unable to cross in a lifetime of travel is that between North West Pakistan and Afghanistan - at Landi Kotal in 1976. I have also always been ...

  • ​“Walk the Way”A discipleship course for local church members
    1 May 2018 ​“Walk the Way”A discipleship course for local church members

    This course is being prepared in connection with the partnership between the CofE - Birmingham and the Anglican Church of Bolivia. Appropriately translated, its aim is to help members of local churches both there and here ...

  • ​Come and pray for the City, in the City
    26 April 2018 ​Come and pray for the City, in the City

    Come and pray for the City, in the City for about an hour from Ascension Day to Pentecost SundayThy Kingdom Come is a simple invitation to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for friends and family ...

  • Pens for Malawi
    26 April 2018 Pens for Malawi

    St Peter's Church , Balsall Common regularly collect items for the container for Malawi. We send knitted good, children's clothes, tools, etc. When I was last in Malawi I saw how short the schools were ...

  • The Children's Society Relationship Manager
    17 April 2018 The Children's Society Relationship Manager

    The Children’s Society have informed us of changes to staffing which has a direct impact on their work with the parishes and senior staff of Birmingham diocese. Most of you know, and will have met, ...

  • A Double Portion of Prentis
    17 April 2018 A Double Portion of Prentis

    Easter is a meaningful time for new beginnings, and Revd Calvert Prentis and Revd Dr Sharon Prentis recently left the sunny South East to join our team in Birmingham, as Diocesan Director of Ordinands and ...

  • Donations for Malawi
    16 April 2018 Donations for Malawi

    Every year, a container lorry leaves Birmingham bound for Malawi, full of items such as books, children's clothing and stationary that Malawians need and that people across our parishes donate.The next container is to be ...

  • ​You’re invited to the global call to prayer
    12 April 2018 ​You’re invited to the global call to prayer

    Mike Down, Schools Project Manager for Church of England – Birmingham, and Louisa Harrop, Head of Learning at Birmingham Cathedral, have teamed up to offer a creative space to pray in Birmingham Cathedral during the ...

  • ​Permission to Smile
    10 April 2018 ​Permission to Smile

    One of the great problems of our age is isolation, coupled with indifference - a tendency to live separately, hardly acknowledge others as one passes them on the street, and even a sense now that ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Raising Expectations
    5 April 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​Raising Expectations

    'Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.' 2 Corinthians 5 verse 17Where would you be most surprised to find evidence of ...

  • Signposts - is God calling you?
    4 April 2018 Signposts - is God calling you?

    If you are wondering if God might be calling you to the ordained ministry ... then this is for you.Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm till 9.30pm:16, 23 & 30 May and 6 & 13 June 2018at ...