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People and Places
6th May 2020
People & Places is our new framework for mission and ministry in the Church of England Birmingham. It guides our operations, enables our leaders, and helps all of us  live out our vision  for “growing churches at the heart of each community”.
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Bishop's Comment: VE Day
5th May 2020
“This is your victory’ the Prime Minister said to the people on 8th May 1945.
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​Bishop's Message: Christ on the Cold Stone
5th May 2020
One of the most arresting images of Neil MacGregor’s National Gallery Millennium Exhibition ‘Seeing Salvation’ is the 15th C statue of Christ seated on a stone awaiting Crucifixion.
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People & Places - Deanery Merger update
26th February 2020
One of the key aims of the P&P framework is to consolidate our 13 existing deaneries into six new larger deaneries. Each new deanery will be better resourced with a full-time Area Dean, a half-time support officer and access to parish book-keepin
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​Church Leaders come to Spring Harvest for free!
26th February 2020
Spring Harvest are passionate about serving and equipping the local church and want to widen the reach of the event to churches who haven’t been to Spring Harvest in recent years. Our vision is for people to encounter God, to be inspired by Hi
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​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation
26th February 2020
'Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.As Lent begins today – Ash Wednes
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The ​Revd Peter Haywood
18th February 2020
The Revd Peter Haywood, first vicar of St Thomas' Garretts Green, died peacefully in his sleep on 15 February aged 93. Peter was appointed Bishop’s Chaplain to develop church life and superintend the construction of the new St Thomas&rsquo
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​Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Parishes & Chaplaincies
17th February 2020
Churches should already be following best-hygiene practices that include advising parishioners with coughs and sneezes to refrain from handshaking during The Peace and to receive Communion in one kind only.Please click here to read further detai
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The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life"
12th February 2020
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched his 2020 Lent Book, “Saying Yes to Life” by Ruth Valerio.Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent
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Spiritual Accompaniment Training Course
12th February 2020
A one-year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians.The course is open to Christians of any denomination. Those seeking a place would be people who:find others turn naturally to them to talk about their life and faithare stable and
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