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  • ​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 ...

  • Commemorating the First World War
    8 January 2014 Commemorating the First World War

    The second goal of Transforming Church is about making the most of all the natural opportunities that cross our paths both locally and nationally. Thus in recent years we have sought to engage with the ...

  • Reading group at the Queen's Foundation
    7 January 2014 Reading group at the Queen's Foundation

    This reading group is open to clergy, lay people and research students interested in theology. The book for study in the New Year 2014 is "Why Rousseau Was Wrong: Christianity and the Secular Soul" by ...

  • Encouraging Signs of Growth
    13 December 2013 Encouraging Signs of Growth

    With news headlines containing warnings that the Church of England ‘will be extinct in one generation’, one could be forgiven for feeling downhearted, but now new figures show that there have been wonderful signs of ...

  • Bishop's Comment
    11 December 2013 Bishop's Comment

    Every Child MattersWaking up one mid-November morning to the BBC Radio 4 news headline of the failings of Birmingham's statutory Children's Services made a depressing start to the day. Every story of an abused child ...

  • In the Marvellous Moment
    10 December 2013 In the Marvellous Moment

    A stunning projection onto Birmingham CathedralThis Christmas Birmingham Cathedral will transformed into an enormous work of art for three evenings.The building will become a huge canvas, and will have projections of local people, and their ...

  • Together in Service
    2 December 2013 Together in Service

    ‘Together in Service’ is a new programme supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Its objectives are: to celebrate the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action to support ...

  • Caring for God's Acre
    2 December 2013 Caring for God's Acre

    Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant 'Caring for God's Acre' is now working across England and Wales. As part of this work they are running special one-day conferences entitled ‘The Beautiful Burial Ground’ in ...

  • Farewell Evensong Service for The Ven Dr Brian Russell
    2 December 2013 Farewell Evensong Service for The Ven Dr Brian Russell

    A farewell service for The Ven Dr Brian Russell will be held at 3.30pm on 12th January 2014 in Birmingham Cathedral and will be followed by light refreshments.The Ven Dr Brian Russell has been appointed ...