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  • Mission Shaped Intro training days
    22 May 2019 Mission Shaped Intro training days

    Our world and our lives change at an ever faster pace, but how does the church respond to this change? Are new ways of being church possible? If so, what might they look like? mission ...

  • New funding to support work with children and young people
    21 May 2019 New funding to support work with children and young people

    Allchurches Trust has launched a new grants programme – Growing Lives – aimed at helping churches and Christian organisations throughout the UK and Ireland to connect with children and young people and forge lasting links ...

  • Announcement:  Bishop's Adviser for Pastoral Care to Clergy and their Families
    20 May 2019 Announcement: Bishop's Adviser for Pastoral Care to Clergy and their Families

    We are delighted to announce that Catrin Thorp has been appointed as Bishop's Adviser for Pastoral Care to Clergy and their Families. Catrin has been fulfilling this role on an interim basis but will take ...

  • ​New Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission
    19 May 2019 ​New Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission

    The Revd Canon Guy Donegan-Cross has been appointed as our new Director of Learning for Discipleship and Mission. Guy is currently Vicar of St Mark’s Church in Harrogate. He brings a wealth of experience in ...

  • The Revd Canon Jenny Tomlinson becomes the new Archdeacon of Birmingham
    13 May 2019 The Revd Canon Jenny Tomlinson becomes the new Archdeacon of Birmingham

    During a special service of Choral Evensong on 12 May at Birmingham Cathedral, the Bishop of Birmingham collated the Revd Canon Jenny Tomlinson as the new Archdeacon of Birmingham, and the Dean of Birmingham installed her ...

  • People & Places Update
    2 May 2019 People & Places Update

    The Big P&P PCC Day OutOn 18 May we are hosting a day for whole PCCs to come and find out more about P&P, learn how to grow as a great PCC and discuss how ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Thy Kingdom Come
    1 May 2019 Bishop's Comment: Thy Kingdom Come

    Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Bishop David adds his voice to this international call to pray ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    1 May 2019 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Ade EvansChurch Planting Associate Minister St John’s Walmley, Diocese of BirminghamTo be: Vicar, St John’s Walmley, Diocese of Birmingham (2nd July)The Revd Chris MittonChurch Planting Associate Minister, St Luke, Gas Street, Diocese of ...

  • St Peter’s Maney  joins the Easter Declaration for Fossil Free Churches
    1 May 2019 St Peter’s Maney joins the Easter Declaration for Fossil Free Churches

    St Peter’s Maney is one of the first churches in the country to join the Easter Declaration for Fossil Free Churches. Operation Noah is delighted to announce that eight local churches and the United Reformed Church Synod ...

  • ​Every Tribe: Stories of Diverse Saints Serving a Diverse World
    29 April 2019 ​Every Tribe: Stories of Diverse Saints Serving a Diverse World

    Every Tribe is written by Sharon Prentis, Intercultural Mission Enabler and Dean of BAME Affairs for the Church of England in Birmingham.The Bible tells us Jesus is for every tribe, language, people and nation – ...

  • National Sports Sunday is 19 May 2019
    29 April 2019 National Sports Sunday is 19 May 2019

    Christian ministries have come together to challenge the local church to consider how it can best serve and support those engaged in the community of sport. The Community of sport consists of 25-30 million people ...

  • Churches invited to host a performance of Journey of the Magi
    25 April 2019 Churches invited to host a performance of Journey of the Magi

    Journey of the Magi – A festive, light-hearted, joyful event with a moving and profound message.Share the joy and wonder of Christmas with your church and local community through this exhilarating, critically acclaimed performance. The ...

  • Trustees for Sawiyan
    25 April 2019 Trustees for Sawiyan

    Do you have an interest in developing local projects with adults to support community cohesion? Then Sawiyan may just be the charity to be involved in! Based in Sparkbrook, South East Birmingham, we are a ...

  • Leadership Conference 2019
    25 April 2019 Leadership Conference 2019

    Gas Street are so excited to be hosting the West Midlands Live Hub for the Leadership Conference on 6-7 May 2019, and would love you to be a part of it.Whatever your work, whatever your position, ...

  • Community cohesion in Birmingham
    24 April 2019 Community cohesion in Birmingham

    Stephan Jockheck's reflections on a six-week internship in interfaith work in Birmingham, its challenges for faith communities and its importance for wider community cohesion in a superdiverse society. "I was very fortunate to spent six weeks ...

  • Lambeth Award Winners
    4 April 2019 Lambeth Award Winners

    Three Birmingham women were among the recipients of the 2019 Lambeth Awards, presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace today. The following received awards:Canon Jill MacDonald - The Alphege Award for Evangelism and WitnessRevd Jessica ...

  • ​“Thy Kingdom Come”  30 May–9 June 2019
    4 April 2019 ​“Thy Kingdom Come” 30 May–9 June 2019

    As you may know, Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement inviting Christians around the world to commit a special week to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.Many parishes participated in ...

  • ​People & Places – Sharing the Feast
    4 April 2019 ​People & Places – Sharing the Feast

    In February and March we have had two People and Places events, one for clergy and a second for clergy and lay leaders wanting to lead a conversation about P&P with their PCC. It was ...

  • Introduction to Mentoring
    2 April 2019 Introduction to Mentoring

    ‘What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men and women who will be able to teach others also’ 2Timothy 2:2Are you the kind of person who loves ...

  • Flex  - a new learning pathway
    2 April 2019 Flex - a new learning pathway

    Flex is a new learning pathway for all those Cheering, Praying or Doing youth work. Everyone has different circumstances of life and situations they come from that can sometimes make learning a challenge. Some people ...