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  • #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure
    7 December 2018 #FollowTheStar - A Nativity Adventure

    An elaborate Nativity board game? Check. A rap version of the story of the Magi? Check. A kid angel? Check. We invite you to join the original star followers on their journey to Bethlehem. The music video ...

  • Notification of Appointments
    6 December 2018 Notification of Appointments

    The Revd Mandy HarrisAssistant Curate, Sheldon St GilesTo be: Assistant Curate, Benefice of Sheldon and Tile Cross, St Giles and St Peter (4 December 2018)The Revd Susan Larkin MBEAssistant Priest, Garretts Green St ThomasTo be: ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’
    5 December 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​‘Unknown unknowns’

    ‘Unknown unknowns’ is a phrase used in strategic studies. It might as well be used for Westminster politics as we ponder Brexit debate outcomes.People of faith are used to dealing with certainty and uncertainty, with ...

  • Announcement of new Ecumenical Advisers
    4 December 2018 Announcement of new Ecumenical Advisers

    The Bishop welcomes the Revd Mike Claridge and the Revd Julian Francis (also Interim Archdeacon) as his new Ecumenical Advisers. They take over from the Revd Nick Parker.The Revd Mike ClaridgeMike Claridge is Minister of ...

  • New West Midlands network calls upon Christian businesses to lead on ethical practices
    4 December 2018 New West Midlands network calls upon Christian businesses to lead on ethical practices

    The Bishop of Birmingham, The Right Reverend David Urquhart and Christian Aid joined with business leaders from across the West Midlands on Monday evening (Nov 26th) to celebrate the launch of a new business network ...

  • ​School children and their families to help #WrapupBrum tip record donations
    27 November 2018 ​School children and their families to help #WrapupBrum tip record donations

    Wylde Green Primary School to spearhead donations of coats and warm clothing for the homeless community and those in need.Youngsters at Wylde Green Primary School will be gathering coats, warm jackets, scarves, socks, gloves and ...

  • Eco Diocese Award
    26 November 2018 Eco Diocese Award

    On 14 September 2016 Bishop David registered our intent to become an Eco Diocese. Now, just over two years on, we are the third diocese to gain the Bronze Eco Diocese Award, being very narrowly pipped ...

  • Heart & Soul Radio Show
    22 November 2018 Heart & Soul Radio Show

    Christian Music Ministries would like to thank all those who have listened to our internet radio show – Heart & Soul – on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. Do continue to tune in. It features Christian ...

  • Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders
    20 November 2018 Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders

    The Bishop of Birmingham and Christian Aid are inviting Christian business leaders from across the West Midlands to join them to explore how they can develop more values based businesses which have human flourishing and ...

  • Seeds of Inspiration
    20 November 2018 Seeds of Inspiration

    Saturday 27th October saw a turnout of over 100 for our first C of E Birmingham church planting conference. Based at St. Luke's Gas Street, we welcomed many visitors from our parishes as well as those from eight ...

  • People & Places: Supporting Church Buildings
    14 November 2018 People & Places: Supporting Church Buildings

    People & Places (P&P) is a new framework for church leadership, ministry and mission. Open and accessible places of worship that provide welcome, worship and mission for the whole of their communities will play a ...

  • Bishop’s Youth Synod – September 2018
    7 November 2018 Bishop’s Youth Synod – September 2018

    On Saturday 22nd September, young people and youth workers from parishes across Church of England Birmingham gathered for the third meeting of the Bishop’s Youth Synod. This meeting was the first held at Bishop’s Croft; ...

  • Christmas Toylink: delivering toys at Christmas
    5 November 2018 Christmas Toylink: delivering toys at Christmas

    Every Christmas Birmingham City Mission gives gifts to 3,000 children in our city. Many of these children would otherwise not receive Christmas presents. With the generosity of Birmingham’s people the BCM Christmas toy distribution to ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Two weddings, a funeral and a birth
    5 November 2018 Bishop's Comment: Two weddings, a funeral and a birth

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...and be thankful”Colossians chapter 3 verse 15Four life-events in two weeks were all ordered and blessed with emotions ranging from sadness to wonder woven through with joy. ...

  • National Interfaith Week
    31 October 2018 National Interfaith Week

    National Interfaith Week Launch - Fri 9th NovNational Interfaith Week, this year occurs between Sun 11th and Sun 18th November, for which the Birmingham Council of Faiths is again coordinating the Birmingham programme. The aims ...

  • Fruitbowl
    24 October 2018 Fruitbowl

    What is Fruitbowl?Put simply Fruitbowl is a pack of 50 cards, each one a conversation starter. The Fruitbowl cards help you discuss the fruits of the Spirit with others whilst using the Bible as a ...

  • Energy saving and light bulbs
    24 October 2018 Energy saving and light bulbs

    I’m sure you would be interested to know about some savings in both carbon and money made by All Saints, Kings Heath and St Hilda’s Warley Woods when they changed over to LED lighting. Both ...

  • Sharing stories of faith through visiting places of special meaning
    22 October 2018 Sharing stories of faith through visiting places of special meaning

    My Special PlaceHow can we use places to encourage and inform friendship, understand and discussion between people of different faiths?The Faithful Friends: On Tour project has done just that; by choosing places of special meaning ...

  • Further Education Colleges exploring chaplaincy support
    22 October 2018 Further Education Colleges exploring chaplaincy support

    Since Phil Metcalf started in his new role as West Midlands FE Chaplaincy Ambassador in January 2018, there have been significant developments in promoting new Further Education chaplaincies.Phil is currently working with 14 FE Colleges ...

  • Celebrating Black History
    17 October 2018 Celebrating Black History

    On Saturday 13 October the Cathedral Church of St Philip, Birmingham hosted a service of thanksgiving and celebration for Black History Month.This service also saw the commissioning of the Reverend Dr Sharon Prentis as the ...