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  • 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 ...

  • Celebrating Reader Ministry
    2 April 2019 Celebrating Reader Ministry

    Saturday 2 March dawned bright and fair in central Birmingham as eight new Readers were Admitted and Licensed by Bishop David at Birmingham Cathedral and more than 30 others renewed their commitment as Readers, some who ...

  • Malawi Update: ways of supporting Malawi  following cyclone Idai
    1 April 2019 Malawi Update: ways of supporting Malawi following cyclone Idai

    News is continuing to come in from southern Malawi following the devastating floods. As a result here is an update on how people in Birmingham Diocese can respond. Once again three suggestions: Keep praying! Here ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Welcome
    1 April 2019 Bishop's Comment: Welcome

    The first person to greet me on Bwama Island in February 1971 was Richard, who looked up from the ground and said with a beaming smile, “Welcome. We are so pleased that you have come ...

  • #WeStandTogether
    25 March 2019 #WeStandTogether

    Following the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, as well as local attacks on mosques in our city region, faith and community leaders from Smethwick met with members of the Church of England - Birmingham before Diocesan Synod ...

  • Eco Diocese Award Celebration
    25 March 2019 Eco Diocese Award Celebration

    In the same week that Birmingham schoolchildren went on strike to demand climate justice, the Church of England - Birmingham received a Bronze Eco Diocese Award; one of only 3 dioceses in the country to have done ...

  • ​Revd Paul Hinton announced as new Head of Ministry Formation
    21 March 2019 ​Revd Paul Hinton announced as new Head of Ministry Formation

    The Bishop of Aston and Director of Ministry are delighted to announce the appointment of The Reverend Paul Hinton, currently Vicar of St Hilda, Warley Woods and Assistant DDO, to the new post of Head ...

  • Cyclone Idai hits Southern Malawi
    19 March 2019 Cyclone Idai hits Southern Malawi

    As has been widely reported in the media, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Southern Malawi have been hit by a calamitous cyclone in recent days. What has been less widely reported is that, only a week prior ...

  • ​P&P update
    5 March 2019 ​P&P update

    Back in January we shared the good news that The Church of England Strategic Investment Board was very impressed with the radical nature of our People & Places (P&P) plans and have awarded us a ...

  • The earth is the Lord’s
    5 March 2019 The earth is the Lord’s

    The Chairman of a famous mining company sent me a useful drawing of an urban landscape with houses, roads, vehicles and people all labelled with metals and minerals in daily use. Copper water piping, platinum ...

  • Thy Kingdom Come - 30 May–9 June 2019
    4 March 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 ...

  • On Yer Bike, Global Warming…
    28 February 2019 On Yer Bike, Global Warming…

    Could you cycle as many miles as you have years?... Read on to see why 76 year old John is hoping to cycle at least 76 miles to raise money for a climate justice.It was ...

  • Container lorry to Malawi 2019
    18 February 2019 Container lorry to Malawi 2019

    For the last 14 years, a container lorry has taken items donated by people in Birmingham from here to Malawi. This year the lorry is to be loaded on Saturday 18th May. The address for ...