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Archbishop's Award Hat Trick for Team Birmingham
6th April 2018
Like the No.11 Outer Circle bus, it seems that Archbishop's Awards also turn up three at once! We always knew they were winners, but today the Archbishop of Canterbury officially recognised Andrew Smith, Janet Knox and Paula Gooder for their lifelong
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Bishop's Comment: ​Raising Expectations
5th April 2018
'Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.' 2 Corinthians 5 verse 17Where would you be most surprised to find evidence of Christian transformation? In the past three weeks I have seen th
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Signposts - is God calling you?
4th April 2018
If you are wondering if God might be calling you to the ordained ministry ... then this is for you.Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm till 9.30pm:16, 23 & 30 May and 6 & 13 June 2018at 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJEach session will include:Stu
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​A statement from The Bishop of Birmingham: A message of peace
3rd April 2018
As Christians we have just celebrated Easter, the most Holy festival in the Christian year when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through his resurrection the church has a hope of new life and the chance for people to be in a ri
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First Bishop's Youth Synod
1st April 2018
Last month, 15 young people and youth workers from parishes across the Church of England – Birmingham came together for the first Bishop's Youth Synod. It was an extremely exciting day, packed full of lively conversation and digging deep int
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USPG Harvest Appeal 2018: receivers to givers
28th March 2018
USPG's Harvest Appeal for 2018 is focusing on a community development programme run by the Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP). ECP’s Receivers to Givers programme helps vulnerable communities to achieve financial sustainability.Outreach
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​Free ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ resources!
27th March 2018
There are three small prayer booklets for you, or members of your church, to collect for your church in time for Thy Kingdom Come, 10-20 May 2018. This was a recent and unexpected opportunity given to us by Thy Kingdom come via CPO.The boo
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Birmingham, Bolivia and the Beast from the East
23rd March 2018
Even the 'Beast from the East' could not deter our friends from Bolivia from joining us for a couple of weeks in February and March this year.  Bishop of Bolivia Raphael and his wife Michelle enjoyed a warm welcome from the Church
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​Card Readers Now Available
22nd March 2018
Following a national trial of contactless card readers, the Parish Buying service now has contracts with two companies: SumUp and iZettle. Church of England parishes are able to buy card readers at a discount through the Parish Buying website and us
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National Churches Trust Grant Programmes 2018
22nd March 2018
If you need funding for a church repair project, want to install a toilet, kitchen and improve community facilities, or are seeking early stage funding (such as for a feasibility report) for your place of worship, then the National Churches Trust gra
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