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Response to Budget 2018 from Bishop of Birmingham
30th October 2018
Responding today to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement, the Bishop of Birmingham, Rt. Revd David Urquhart, Convenor of the Lords Spiritual, said: “I do not envy the Chancellor the task he faced today and our prayers are with him.“Th
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Fruitbowl
24th October 2018
What is Fruitbowl?Put simply Fruitbowl is a pack of 50 cards, each one a conversation starter. The Fruitbowl cards help you discuss the fruits of the Spirit with others whilst using the Bible as a base. They are great at facilitating group discussion
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Energy saving and light bulbs
24th October 2018
I’m sure you would be interested to know about some savings in both carbon and money made by All Saints, Kings Heath and St Hilda’s Warley Woods when they changed over to LED lighting. Both churches have made significant reductions to the
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Sharing stories of faith through visiting places of special meaning
22nd October 2018
My Special PlaceHow can we use places to encourage and inform friendship, understand and discussion between people of different faiths?The Faithful Friends: On Tour project has done just that; by choosing places of special meaning and visiting them t
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Archbishop of York urges children to sing for freedom from modern day slavery
22nd October 2018
Children and young people across the UK have been offered a helping hand to spot the signs and avoid becoming victims of modern slavery as new schools’ resources were launched today by the Church of England. Lesson plans and worship materi
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Further Education Colleges exploring chaplaincy support
22nd October 2018
Since Phil Metcalf started in his new role as West Midlands FE Chaplaincy Ambassador in January 2018, there have been significant developments in promoting new Further Education chaplaincies.Phil is currently working with 14 FE Colleges with the pote
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Dedication of New War Memorial at Water Orton
22nd October 2018
Water Orton village has never had an external War Memorial although men from the village are remembered by plaques on the walls of the church as having given their lives in the two World Wars. Well a group of people set out to remedy this!On Saturday
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For the Love of Cod
19th October 2018
On the 1st of March 2018 Chelmund's Fish & Chips opened its doors for the first time. The chippy was set up with the help of two ministers from local churches in Chelmsley Wood.“It was the coldest day on record and yet the queue was li
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Celebrating Black History
17th October 2018
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 Dean of Black & Minorit
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​Flying success for Bats in Churches project
15th October 2018
A groundbreaking project led by Natural England to help churches that host large bat roosts has been granted £3.8 million of funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).This new round of funding will help deliver a five year partnership project,
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