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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
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Church of England brings prayers to millions with Alexa
24th May 2018
The Church of England is launching an Alexa skill, enabling users to ask the Church of England for prayers, explanations of the Christian faith and where to find their nearest church for local events and services based on their location.Daily prayer
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Community Impact Day – Worship on the streets!
21st May 2018
What is worship? When we leave the church building after most services we hear the call “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,” and we reply, “In the name of Christ, Amen.” What if we retrain our minds to consider worship st
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Refugee Week 2018
17th May 2018
World-wide over 60 million people are recognised as refugees. In Syria alone, more than 11 million people have either been displaced, forced from their homes or killed as a result of conflict. The week beginning June 18th -24th is being designated as
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First Anglican Bishop to Remember Srebrenica
16th May 2018
The Right Reverend David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham becomes the first Anglican Bishop in the UK to pay respect to the victims of Europe’s 1995 genocide in Srebrenica which has been described by the UN as the ‘worst atrocity on Europea
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Pray for Ordinations
16th May 2018
Ordination of PriestsOrdination to the Priesthood by the Bishop of Birmingham on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 1100 in the Cathedral Church of St Philip, BirminghamThe Revd Ben CookAssistant Curate, Walmley St John, Diocese of BirminghamThe Revd Sarah Coo
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Edgbaston Sleepout
3rd May 2018
Last week, a team from the Church of England - Birmingham joined folk from across the city and slept out on concrete at Edgbaston Stadium to raise money for charities who work with the homeless. Our team of 15 brave folk, including both the
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Bishop's Comment: Borders
1st May 2018
The only national border that I have been unable to cross in a lifetime of travel is that between North West Pakistan and Afghanistan - at Landi Kotal in 1976. I have also always been able to return to my home country without hindrance and stay ther
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​“Walk the Way”A discipleship course for local church members
1st May 2018
This course is being prepared in connection with the partnership between the CofE - Birmingham and the Anglican Church of Bolivia. Appropriately translated, its aim is to help members of local churches both there and here to enter into a deeper
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​Come and pray for the City, in the City
26th April 2018
Come and pray for the City, in the City for about an hour from Ascension Day to Pentecost SundayThy Kingdom Come is a simple invitation to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for friends and family to come to faith. Now in its third year, participat
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