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  • 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 ...

  • ​Church Homeless Trust changes its name
    21 August 2018 ​Church Homeless Trust changes its name

    Homelessness charity Church Housing Trust recently changed its name to Church Homeless Trust.Church Homeless Trust’s new name emphasises its focus on homeless individuals and the specific support they need to rebuild their lives. There is ...

  • ​Getting ready for Christmas in your church
    21 August 2018 ​Getting ready for Christmas in your church

    It’s barely September but many of us will already be busy ordering resources and give-aways and thinking about our Christmas services. So here’s a quick look at TEN resources you might like to think about ...

  • ​New Historic Places of Worship Support Officer
    20 August 2018 ​New Historic Places of Worship Support Officer

    The Property Department have appointed Ben Smith as Historic Places of Worship Support Officer (PoWSO) for a 3-year term part funded by Historic England.Ben brings a wealth of experience from his previous role as PoWSO ...

  • Leading your Church into Growth Workshops
    20 August 2018 Leading your Church into Growth Workshops

    These  workshops are 90 minutes of focused time to meet with a small group of other Christians (lay and ordained) from around the Church of England Birmingham to discuss topics concerning how we help our churches ...

  • Church partnerships survey
    15 August 2018 Church partnerships survey

    Demos is a charity based in London that conducts research with the aim of influencing the Government. We're working with the Good Faith Partnership to conduct a piece of research exploring church social action. We ...

  • Kids Club Kampala
    15 August 2018 Kids Club Kampala

    Kids Club Kampala, a locally run Birmingham based children's charity with a mission to bring hope and love to vulnerable children and to transform poor communities in the slums of Kampala, Uganda.Founded in 2009, Kids ...

  • ​Heart & Soul on South Birmingham Radio
    13 August 2018 ​Heart & Soul on South Birmingham Radio

    Christian Music Ministries are excited to announce a new radio show – Heart & Soul – on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. It features Christian music, interviews and chat. They are looking for interesting stories from ...

  • Cathedral News July 2018
    16 July 2018 Cathedral News July 2018

    Click here to see Birmingham Cathedral's latest newsletter. This edition includes pictures from the Ordination Services, a Divine Beauty update and our new volunteers at the cathedral.

  • ​Join with churches across the UK to celebrate Youth Work Sunday: 23rd September 2018
    10 July 2018 ​Join with churches across the UK to celebrate Youth Work Sunday: 23rd September 2018

    We are working with our friends at Youthscape and CPO to celebrate youth work and young people: September 23rd this year, is going to be ‘Youth Work Sunday’!Youth Work Sunday is a day to pray ...

  •  Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples
    10 July 2018 Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples

    The 2018-19 3D Course will be taking place in venues all over the diocese, starting in late September with weekly meetings in a small group with a tutor. Booklets have been sent to each church ...