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  • Malawi Container Lorry 2020
    31 March 2020 Malawi Container Lorry 2020

    Due to Coronavirus, the Container Lorry will not now be going to Malawi on 6 June. Hopefully it will be possible to send a lorry sometime in September but no firm decision will be made ...

  • A Short Message from Bishop David
    20 March 2020 A Short Message from Bishop David

    Bishop David and senior colleagues have commissioned an integrated communications strategy. Visit our Coronavirus Guidance page to see the latest updates of important directives and guidance in this fast moving Crisis.

  • ​Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches – Update 18/03/20
    18 March 2020 ​Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches – Update 18/03/20

    Please see below updates of important directives and guidance in this fast moving Crisis. Bishop David, Bishop Anne and colleagues are immersed in the tensions and uncertainties facing us all and trust that these new ...

  • Every deanery ‘Growing Younger’ with children and families
    17 March 2020 Every deanery ‘Growing Younger’ with children and families

    “Every deanery ‘Growing Younger’ with children and families an integral part of their life and growth”I am delighted to share that we have received funding from the Church Commissioners to support a new cohort of ...

  • COVID-19 Update for Messy Church and Stay & Play
    16 March 2020 COVID-19 Update for Messy Church and Stay & Play

    We have received several queries about whether Messy Churches should still go ahead following the most recent advice from the Church of England. Currently, (as of Mon Mar 16 2020) there is no suggestion from ...

  • Church of England Birmingham – Coronavirus, Covid-19 Statement & Advice
    13 March 2020 Church of England Birmingham – Coronavirus, Covid-19 Statement & Advice

    Regards to the recent move by the Government to a ‘Delay’ phase in the response to Coronavirus, Covid -19, the Church of England Birmingham fully endorses the latest Government, NHS and National Church of England ...

  • Bishop's Comment:  ​Saying Yes to Life
    4 March 2020 Bishop's Comment: ​Saying Yes to Life

    On Ash Wednesday I was unaware until after the service that I was ‘preaching to the converted’ at my nearest parish church. As we went home, Ash-marked communicants of all ages were already receiving materials ...

  • Thy Kingdom Come - 21-31 May 2020
    4 March 2020 Thy Kingdom Come - 21-31 May 2020

    Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the ...

  • Talking Church Plants and Revitalisation
    3 March 2020 Talking Church Plants and Revitalisation

    Talking Church Plants and Revitalisation with Rev Dr Jon Turner, our Director of New Christian Communities What is a New Christian Community?A new worshipping community. A place where people can meet with God and find fellowship ...

  • People & Places - Deanery Merger update
    26 February 2020 People & Places - Deanery Merger update

    One of the key aims of the P&P framework is to consolidate our 13 existing deaneries into six new larger deaneries. Each new deanery will be better resourced with a full-time Area Dean, a half-time ...

  • The ​Revd Peter Haywood
    18 February 2020 The ​Revd Peter Haywood

    The Revd Peter Haywood, first vicar of St Thomas' Garretts Green, died peacefully in his sleep on 15 February aged 93. Peter was appointed Bishop’s Chaplin to develop church life and superintend the construction of the ...

  • Spiritual Accompaniment Training Course
    12 February 2020 Spiritual Accompaniment Training Course

    A one-year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians.The course is open to Christians of any denomination. Those seeking a place would be people who:find others turn naturally to them to talk about their ...

  • Pathways for Discipleship
    12 February 2020 Pathways for Discipleship

    Seven opportunities in March/April to learn about the renewed pathways for discipleship and servant-leadership coming in September 2020.A renewed journey of discipleship will be running across Church of England Birmingham from September 2020.The aim will ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    6 February 2020 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Sue ChandlerAssistant Priest (SSM), Olton, Diocese of BirminghamTo be: Associate Priest (SSM), Solihull, Diocese of Birmingham (29 March 2020)The Revd Peter Law-JonesVicar of Shirley, Diocese of BirminghamTo retire from this position (12 April ...

  • National Lottery Heritage initial support for world-famous stained-glass windows
    6 February 2020 National Lottery Heritage initial support for world-famous stained-glass windows

    Birmingham Cathedral has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for Divine Beauty, it was announced today. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to conserve and interpret the world-famous stained-glass ...

  • ​Holy Trinity history book
    5 February 2020 ​Holy Trinity history book

    This long-awaited fully illustrated book, to be published by The History Press, brings together the story of the church building, the many links between the church and the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield and the ...

  • ​The Real Easter Egg campaign
    5 February 2020 ​The Real Easter Egg campaign

    Ten years a go churches and schools from Birmingham Diocese helped establish a mission project which has reached millions of people, crosses all denominations and offers individuals a simple way to share the Easter Story ...

  • ​Protecting and Revealing the Heritage of St Alban’s Church
    5 February 2020 ​Protecting and Revealing the Heritage of St Alban’s Church

    St Alban’s PCC, Highgate, Birmingham wins National Lottery SupportSt Alban’s Parochial Church Council, responsible for the Grade II* listed Victorian Gothic church of St Alban the Martyr, situated in an area of high social deprivation ...

  • ​Let's go on a journey…
    5 February 2020 ​Let's go on a journey…

    Have you ever taken a journey using the Google Maps app? I suspect many of us have.If you haven’t, the process is really quite simple. Starting with two key pieces of information, where you are ...

  • The Rough with the Smooth
    5 February 2020 The Rough with the Smooth

    The publication of “The Rough with the Smooth” coincides with the celebration of 800 years since the building of Solihull’s parish church of Saint Alphege. The author has selected and revised articles that he has ...