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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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More Than Welcome: A journey to help churches support the participation of disabled people
15th October 2018
‘More Than Welcome’ is Livability’s new resource to help your church deepen relationships with disabled people, and build a church where everyone belongs.Based on the idea of a journey – the resource will help your church
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The Centenary of the Armistice - bellringing
15th October 2018
As part of the programme to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which signalled the end of the First World War, Her Majesty's Government is inviting communities across the UK to ring bells on 11 November at 12.30pm.This will be a symbolic way
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Youth Pilgrimage to Taize
10th October 2018
Setting Off Nuneaton train station is not the place you would think to begin a pilgrimage but on the 28thof July, eight pilgrims and fellow travellers, climbed aboard a coach bound for Taizé, a monastic community in France that welcomes y
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Moving on: Director of Mission Learning & Development
2nd October 2018
It is with sadness that we share with you the news that Paula Gooder has decided after much thought and prayer, as well as conversations with both Bishop David and Bishop Anne, that it is right for her to resign her role as Director of Mission Learni
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An outdoor Christmas Market to be held in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral
1st October 2018
Christmas at Birmingham Cathedral (St Philips) on Colmore Row will include an outdoor market and grotto in Cathedral Square this year.The cathedral’s Clergy Team will officially open the market and bless those who visit at a special launch even
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