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  • End Hunger Fast money box template
    20 March 2014 End Hunger Fast money box template

    The End Hunger Fast campaign has inspired Carole Young from Kingsbury/Baxterley Group of Parishes to make a moneybox template to use this Lent. The template was printed out onto thick card and members of the ...

  • Hunger Hut opened as End Hunger Fast is launched
    5 March 2014 Hunger Hut opened as End Hunger Fast is launched

    The Bishop of Birmingham, the Lord and Lady Mayoress, faith leaders, food bank representatives and community groups came together at 3pm on Ash Wednesday (5th March) to open a ‘Hunger Hut’ in Cathedral Square as ...

  • GRANTfinder Trial
    4 March 2014 GRANTfinder Trial

    In 2014, The Church of England - Birmingham is trialling the use of GRANTfinder: an online resource designed to help our churches and linked organisations identify sources of funding for activities and projects. The Diocesan ...

  • NEW! Exciting tool to make it easier to find grants for your Church
    4 March 2014 NEW! Exciting tool to make it easier to find grants for your Church

    In 2014, The Church of England – Birmingham is trialling the use of GRANTfinder: a tool designed to help find sources of funding for projects at your church. The Diocese has covered the fee to ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Lent
    4 March 2014 Bishop's Comment: Lent

    "As we set out on our Christian Lent journey of 40 days of prayer and fasting we are launching the Birmingham End Hunger Fast Campaign."[You can sign up for daily emails by clicking this link ...

  • Chaplaincy Fortnight “Celebrating the Whole Body of Christ”
    3 March 2014 Chaplaincy Fortnight “Celebrating the Whole Body of Christ”

    Chaplaincy Fortnight, Birmingham and Solihull 15-29 June 2014This exciting initiative is scheduled to take place over two weeks in June this year from 15th – 29th. These dates cover three Sundays and the aim is ...

  • Mission Academy - it's a load of poo!
    20 February 2014 Mission Academy - it's a load of poo!

    Mission Academy in The Church of England, Birmingham is one of a number of a learning communities across the country meeting together as part of HOPE 2014 where we explore together what Mission might look ...

  • Birmingham City Mission’s Lent Challenge
    12 February 2014 Birmingham City Mission’s Lent Challenge

    Last year a family of supporters decided to spend the least possible money on food for a week and give the savings made on their food bill to families living in poverty. We thought such ...

  • Hodge Hill Church Community Houses
    10 February 2014 Hodge Hill Church Community Houses

    Experimenting in Christian community ‘on the edges’ This is an invitation from Hodge Hill Community Houses To come and live – for the medium to long term – in one of two ‘community houses’, places ...

  • Birmingham Cathedral host new art by Jake Lever
    10 February 2014 Birmingham Cathedral host new art by Jake Lever

    A new large-scale art work, by Jake Lever, will be installed in Birmingham Cathedral for public viewing from 28 February to 11 April 2014, throughout the season of Lent. 'The Blue and the Dim and ...

  • Sisters of CSMV to move from the Convent
    3 February 2014 Sisters of CSMV to move from the Convent

    The “Smethwick Sisters”, members of the community of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, are moving out of Smethwick after years of Christian presence in a multifaith community.Many clergy and church groups have been grateful ...

  • ​Institution of the Venerable Dr Brian Russell as Senior Chaplain of the Anglican Chaplaincy, Norway
    3 February 2014 ​Institution of the Venerable Dr Brian Russell as Senior Chaplain of the Anglican Chaplaincy, Norway

    Brian Russell, who for the past eight years has been Archdeacon of Aston in the Birmingham diocese, was instituted as Senior Chaplain of the Anglican Chaplaincy in Norway at a service in St Edmund’s Church, ...

  • ​A stunning projection onto Birmingham Cathedral: In the Marvellous Moment
    3 February 2014 ​A stunning projection onto Birmingham Cathedral: In the Marvellous Moment

    Birmingham Cathedral was transformed into an enormous work of art for four evenings over Christmas.The building became a huge canvas featuring projections of local people, with their thoughts and feelings beamed onto the historic façade. ...

  • Bishop's Comment: Will anyone benefit?
    3 February 2014 Bishop's Comment: Will anyone benefit?

    Channel 4’s TV raid on James Turner Street, Winson Green Birmingham, has produced results but what will be the rewards? Will anyone benefit?High audience figures for programme managers, prime time publicity for some local residents, ...

  • ​Selection of Candidates for Reader Ministry
    28 January 2014 ​Selection of Candidates for Reader Ministry

    Readers are lay people who have been selected and trained for a particular ministry in the Church of England. They are authorised by the Bishop to: Preach and teach the faithGive pastoral careLead public worshipInterested? ...

  • Volunteer Recruitment Website Launched
    23 January 2014 Volunteer Recruitment Website Launched

    Many churches and organisations are working hard to help people who are facing the challenges that come with poverty. They rely on volunteers to be able to give the help that is much needed. Thrive ...

  • Licensing of new readers
    21 January 2014 Licensing of new readers

    Photos by www.davidashphotography.orgOn Saturday 18 January at Birmingham Cathedral, 16 new Readers were licensed to offer a lay ministry of preaching, teaching, and leading worship in their places of worship and their communities around the ...

  • ​Need a bed for the night?
    20 January 2014 ​Need a bed for the night?

    For eight weeks from 20 January to 16 March, seven local churches will be opening up their church halls to provide:A warm bed for the nightA hot DinnerActivitiesBreakfastSignposting adviceThis is a free service for people ...

  • ​Appointment of Diocesan Director of Education
    14 January 2014 ​Appointment of Diocesan Director of Education

    We announced last autumn that the Revd Jackie Hughes would in 2014 be stepping down from her role as Diocesan Director of Education, although she would remain available to us for some specific project work. ...

  • ​Bishop David Urquhart visits The POD, a community project in the heart of Nechells
    10 January 2014 ​Bishop David Urquhart visits The POD, a community project in the heart of Nechells

    On Friday 10th January Bishop David Urquhart visited The POD in Nechells to find out more about an award winning community project. Nechells POD is a ‘Safe Haven’ in the heart of Nechells which offers ...