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3D Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples
2nd July 2018
The booklets for the next 3D Course are now available in your church – ask your vicar for one!The 3D Birmingham Diocesan Course for Developing Disciples starts with a special service in the Cathedral in late September. This is followed by weekl
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New Mission Apprentices
26th June 2018
We are delighted to announce that 9 Mission Apprentices have been recruited and will take up their roles in September 2018. The Allchurches Trust Mission Apprentice Scheme is supported by the Allchurches Trust and aims to raise up a new generati
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Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted
21st June 2018
Two Church of England schools are in the running to become Primary School of the year, as the 10th national School Awards take place in London on Friday night (22 June).Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook, Birmingham and Countess Anne School i
Open Church of England schools line up for awards: Christ Church Primary School in Sparkbrook shortlisted

Remembering Windrush, Seeking Sanctuary
19th June 2018
On Sunday 24 June 2018, Birmingham Cathedral hosted the UK’s first official Sanctuary Sunday Service. The service paid tribute all who have found, and continue to find, refuge in our city. Sanctuary Sunday is the final Sunday in Refugee We
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Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes
4th June 2018
Anti-slavery campaigners and other key agencies, including the police and councils, are backing the Safe Car Wash App, launched by The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England’s campaign against modern slavery, and the Santa Marta Group, the Ca
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Bishop's Comment: ​Hanging by a Thread
4th June 2018
One of the strongest images from Paris recently is of the four year old child being rescued from a high balcony by a man who has climbed up the outside of the building to save him from death. Leaning down, his hand pulls the neglected boy to safety.W
Open Bishop's Comment: ​Hanging by a Thread

MaintenanceBooker: the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches
29th May 2018
MaintenanceBooker, the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches, will become available to churches in our Region on  Friday June 1st when they will launch a new look website. Churches can Pre-Register now for
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Together for Hope Award
29th May 2018
It all started in Sandwell... A group of eight friends from different faith backgrounds received the world's first Together for Hope award. Together for Hope is a sister organisation to Coventry Cathedral's Community of the Cross
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Parish Buying: ​GDPR e-learning course for only £10
24th May 2018
Do you know what GDPR means for your church?In addition to the guidance available on Parish Resources, there are now e-learning courses available at a discount through the Parish Buying website.Depending on your role at church, there are five courses
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Parish Buying: ​Card Reader Promotion
24th May 2018
Free card payments for 3 months!If you want to start taking card payments in your church, now is the time to do it. SumUp are offering CofE organisations their Air Card Reader for just £19, and new joiners will get 0% fees for up to £250
Open Parish Buying: ​Card Reader Promotion

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