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A Little Book of Ideas - Children & Families Free Resource
3rd July 2018
Jo Squires from our Growing Younger (Children & Families) team has collated a pocket sized treasure trove of games and ideas to engage with children and families. A Little Book of Ideas contains fun, practical ideas and suggestions ranging from t
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​WaterAid Harvest Appeal 2018
3rd July 2018
To celebrate the essential link between water and food this harvest, WaterAid is inviting churches to join together and share a harvest supper which will bring clean water to communities around the world.WaterAid’s Harvest Appeal will help fami
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​IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING POLICY UPDATES
3rd July 2018
In October 2017 the House of Bishops’ issued two practice guidance documents. A PCC is required, under safeguarding legislation, to ensure that these guidance documents are implemented in their church.The Church of England – Birmingham h
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​Canon John de Wit
3rd July 2018
We are sad to learn of the death on June 27 of John de Wit, a priest who gave great service to this Diocese in a succession of parishes. Ordained in Birmingham in 1978, he served at Christ Church Quinton, Solihull, Kings Heath (with four years as Ar
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Places of worship: security funding scheme
3rd July 2018
The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding scheme is now open for applications with a closing date of 10 August.Funding is available for places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to hate crime attacks, to provide protectiv
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Bishop David in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list
3rd July 2018
Bishop David is to be awarded a KCMG (Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George) honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. KCMGs are specifically awarded to diplomats and people serving the UK abroad.The list published by the
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Bishop appoints new Honorary Canons
3rd July 2018
When someone is appointed as an Honorary Canon it’s in recognition of outstanding contribution and significant service within the Birmingham diocese. An Honorary Canon is an ambassador for mission and service and contributes to the corpora
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Bishop's Comment: Stewardship and Engagement
3rd July 2018
The Church of England has a formidable track record in ethical investment and engagement with owners and asset managers. This expertise comes from exercising responsibility for the Church’s historic endowment and its purposes in providing pensi
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Flex: Youth Work Learning Pathway
2nd July 2018
Flex is a new way of learning, with a focus on growing your skills, gifts, faith and experience.Flex is full of variety offering all kinds of learning in lots of styles.Flex is flexible: start when you like and learn at your own pace.Flex is ‘y
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​Ordination Season Gets Under Way
2nd July 2018
Every summer the Church of England celebrates the ordination of new deacons and priests.Over 400 ordinands will be ordained as deacons. On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, some of their stories will be highlighted in the Church of England's #NewsRev
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