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  • Bishop's Comment: God’s New Society
    4 June 2019 Bishop's Comment: God’s New Society

    As a member of the House of Lords, the second chamber of Parliament that focuses on revising and scrutinising legislation, I am often asked about Brexit. Of course my answers are only as useful as ...

  • On Yer Bike, Global Warming… (Part 2)
    3 June 2019 On Yer Bike, Global Warming… (Part 2)

    You may have read my previous article in which I explained that I had registered for the cycling Velo Birmingham and Midlands on 12 May. Yes, I did complete the 100 miles in 8 hours 33 minutes, ...

  • Introducing.... The Studio
    28 May 2019 Introducing.... The Studio

    We are delighted to let you know that we have three new starters who have recently joined our  Communications Team. They are (pictured, from left to right): Chris Keenan - Film Maker (part time) Chris is an ...

  • Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission
    28 May 2019 Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission

    Nothing about us, without us, is for us... Last year,  Thrive Together Birmingham facilitated Birmingham's Poverty Truth Commission. The Commission brought together a group of people with lived experience of poverty with a group of people ...

  • ​Faith Leader Training Initiative
    28 May 2019 ​Faith Leader Training Initiative

    Following direct consultation with faith leaders and as a key aspect of the Government's Integrated Communities Action Plan, The University of Birmingham has developed the Faith Leader Training Initiative which seeks to empower faith leaders ...

  • Prayer Spaces
    28 May 2019 Prayer Spaces

    In April, two churches in Ladywood, St John’s and St Peter’s Church and St Luke’s Church Great Colmore Street, ran their first prayer spaces in their local church schools.The two schools, St John’s and St ...

  • ​Intercultural Mission Seed Grants
    28 May 2019 ​Intercultural Mission Seed Grants

    Do you have a good idea you need funding for?Church of England Birmingham wants to encourage everyone to be missional and reach out to new people. As part of this we are giving members of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...