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  • 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 ...

  • Youth Pilgrimage to Taize
    10 October 2018 Youth Pilgrimage to Taize

    Setting Off Nuneaton train station is not the place you would think to begin a pilgrimage but on the 28thof July, eight pilgrims and fellow travellers, climbed aboard a coach bound for Taizé, a monastic ...

  • Moving on: Director of Mission Learning & Development
    2 October 2018 Moving on: Director of Mission Learning & Development

    It is with sadness that we share with you the news that Paula Gooder has decided after much thought and prayer, as well as conversations with both Bishop David and Bishop Anne, that it is ...

  • An outdoor Christmas Market to be held in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral
    1 October 2018 An outdoor Christmas Market to be held in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral

    Christmas at Birmingham Cathedral (St Philips) on Colmore Row will include an outdoor market and grotto in Cathedral Square this year.The cathedral’s Clergy Team will officially open the market and bless those who visit at ...

  • ​On the way to the Holy City
    1 October 2018 ​On the way to the Holy City

    From Thomas More to Elon Musk brilliant minds across the centuries have imagined an ideal society. A Tesla is more accessible than Utopia or, in Samuel Butler’s version,‘Erehwon’ (get it?). Allowing that most of us ...

  • The Hope for Sutton Project - a beacon of light that many people need
    28 September 2018 The Hope for Sutton Project - a beacon of light that many people need

    In a time of Brexit uncertainty, austerity and the number of people reporting to be feeling lonely increasing, the Hope for Sutton project is the optimistic, inclusive and welcoming beacon of light that many people ...

  • ​West Midlands Further Education Chaplaincy Ambassador Progress Report
    26 September 2018 ​West Midlands Further Education Chaplaincy Ambassador Progress Report

    Since Phil Metcalf started in this new role in January 2018, there have been significant developments in promoting new FE chaplaincies.Phil is currently working with 14 FE Colleges with the potential to have 33 different ...

  • ​Celebration on anniversary of Birmingham’s largest ever protest - action on  unjust debt
    24 September 2018 ​Celebration on anniversary of Birmingham’s largest ever protest - action on unjust debt

    On 29 September the charity Jubilee Debt Campaign will be holding an event in Birmingham to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the largest ever protest in Birmingham and to call for measures to tackle unjust ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​Filled with joy (John 15:11)
    4 September 2018 Bishop's Comment: ​Filled with joy (John 15:11)

    The course 'Psychology and the Good Life' offered by Laurie Santos has attracted more students than any other course in the prestigious Yale University's 300 years.Sophie McBain says that the series starts with a warning ...

  • Early Years Development Worker at Thrive Together Birmingham
    3 September 2018 Early Years Development Worker at Thrive Together Birmingham

    Do you run a Stay and Play group at your church? Would your church be interested in developing activities for families with pre-school children in your local community?If the answer to any of these questions ...