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  • Christian Aid Plant Sale
    21 May 2014 Christian Aid Plant Sale

    The Christian Aid Plant Sale, organised by Katherine and Chris Aldridge and held in early May, was extremely successful with over 1500 plants for sale, and raised over £4000 for Christian Aid Week.Katherine said: "Our ...

  • Wellies wanging to Malawi
    14 May 2014 Wellies wanging to Malawi

    After receiving a request from Mothers’ Union friends in Malawi for children’s wellington boots, Claire Laland, a member of St Peter’s Church in Balsall Common and of the Malawi Task Group, decided she must take ...

  • 20th anniversary of the first ordinations of women as priests in Birmingham
    14 May 2014 20th anniversary of the first ordinations of women as priests in Birmingham

    Next Tuesday and Wednesday we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first ordinations of women as priests in Birmingham. All the services at the Cathedral on those days will be led by women:Tuesday ...

  • Bishop's Comment: ​On the Way
    6 May 2014 Bishop's Comment: ​On the Way

    Journeying Mercies are prayed for especially when travelling by car in sub-Saharan Africa, of which more next month. In our intense British existence it is not so much safety but efficiency that we are concerned ...

  • Bishop Andrew's Reflections on Recent Trip to Uganda
    28 April 2014 Bishop Andrew's Reflections on Recent Trip to Uganda

    We christened it the ‘Tourist Toilet Trail’: a tour of Eric and Adrine Kamuteera’s garden on the outskirts of the Ugandan town of Rukungiri, complete with deep-pit and ecosan toilets, manure pits (composting material of ...

  • Theological Book Reading Group
    23 April 2014 Theological Book Reading Group

    The book for study in May and June of 2014 is a classic work in the study of religion: Rudolph Otto's "The Idea of the Holy". The preferred text is "The Idea of the Holy" ...

  • Worldwide President of Mothers’ Union visits Birmingham
    22 April 2014 Worldwide President of Mothers’ Union visits Birmingham

    Jackie Brocklebank, Diocesan President, members and friends of Mothers’ Union were delighted to welcome Lynne Tembey, Worldwide President, for a visit to Birmingham diocese. Lynne particularly wanted to visit the various projects with which Mothers’ ...

  • Happy Easter  |  A Message from Bishop David
    19 April 2014 Happy Easter | A Message from Bishop David

    You cannot go from Palm Sunday Hosannas to Easter Day Alleluias without the shame and agony of Good Friday. This defining fact of Christian witness to Jesus who 'did not enter glory before he suffered ...

  • An interview with Premier Christian Radio
    15 April 2014 An interview with Premier Christian Radio

    Mick Walsh, a member of St Michael Boldmere, was recently invited to take part in a live broadcast on Premier Christian Radio.Premier Christian Radio is a prime Christian Radio station in the North East of ...

  • Pupil's Letter Triggers Bishop's Visit to School
    10 April 2014 Pupil's Letter Triggers Bishop's Visit to School

    A letter from a year 6 pupil from a Birmingham Primary School has persuaded the city’s Bishop to clear his diary and join them for an end-of-term breakfast.The Rt. Revd David Urquhart was invited by ...

  • Birmingham Bishop joins Worcester Warriors to tackle hunger
    7 April 2014 Birmingham Bishop joins Worcester Warriors to tackle hunger

    Pictured (from left to right): Dean Schofield, Mariano Galarza, Augustin Creevy, Paul Warwick, Bishop David, Leo Senatore. The Bishop of Birmingham rolled up his sleeves with players from Worcester’s rugby team to prepare and serve ...

  • Bishop's Comment: 'Social' Media
    1 April 2014 Bishop's Comment: 'Social' Media

    “WWJD appeared on wrist bands before the digital revolution, communicating a visible, physical reminder to self and a tactful, enticing talking point with people one met in real time and space. Now, as California’s creative ...

  • Cathedral Organ Scholar receives top award and invitation to meet the Queen
    25 March 2014 Cathedral Organ Scholar receives top award and invitation to meet the Queen

    Birmingham Cathedral’s Organ Scholar, Jonathan Stamp, has this month been received as a Fellow of The Royal College of Organists. At just 22, Jonathan is relatively young to become a Fellow, having only become an ...

  • Bishop David's Lent visit to SWEET Project
    21 March 2014 Bishop David's Lent visit to SWEET Project

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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 ...