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  • Bishop's Comment: ​Truthful Speech Prophetic Action
    3 July 2019 Bishop's Comment: ​Truthful Speech Prophetic Action

    At a recent Clergy Conference prayer, poetry and politics combined in a call to speak truthfully and act prophetically.With the theme ‘rooted and grounded in love’ (Ephesians 3:17) participants had the opportunity to deepen their ...

  • ​Subscribe: A Request from the Comms Team
    3 July 2019 ​Subscribe: A Request from the Comms Team

    When we create new films we upload them onto our Facebook page and these films get shared and liked and commented on. Yay! But inevitably they lose momentum.It’s a shame to create videos about great ...

  • ​Carer Friendly Business Awards Birmingham
    26 June 2019 ​Carer Friendly Business Awards Birmingham

    Would you like the opportunity to say THANK YOU for any outstanding service that has made an impact and difference to someone in their caring role or for employers who demonstrate an understanding of the ...

  • Hope for Sutton project is a vision for young and old
    25 June 2019 Hope for Sutton project is a vision for young and old

    WHEN the Revd Daniel Ramble and his wife, the Revd Judith Ramble, moved to their new parish, St James’s, Hill, in Sutton Coldfield, they uncovered some of the huge social needs that existed. They managed to ...

  • ​St George’s Church, Edgbaston receives a grant of £3,500
    25 June 2019 ​St George’s Church, Edgbaston receives a grant of £3,500

    St George’s Church in Edgbaston, Birmingham has benefited from a gift of £3,500 from Allchurches Trust to their LET THE STONES LIVE Appeal – Phase 2.This gift as well as other equally generous grants from ...

  • Cards for Malawi
    19 June 2019 Cards for Malawi

    Members of St Peter’s Church, Balsall Common have a long standing involvement and affection for our sisters and brothers in Malawi. We have a strong link with the Mothers’ Union there and every year we ...

  • What can my church do about knife crime?
    6 June 2019 What can my church do about knife crime?

    At Diocesan Synod in March, members adopted a three-part motion of prayer, practical action and partnership working in response to the increase in knife crime around the diocese.PrayerWe can all pray regularly for the victims, ...

  • 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 ...